Congratulations- shortlist Public Service Communications Excellence Awards 2017

Thursday 28 September 2017

We had an excellent response to this year's awards with over 70 entries received, final places for the 22 shortlisted entries will be announced at a special awards evening 18 October as part of Comms Academy.

The Excellence Awards are jointly awarded by GCS and LG Communications to recognise the very best in public service communications regardless of communications discipline, budget or sector – excellence is the key.

The Awards are a central part of Comms Academy, the joint GCS and LG Communications Public Service Communications Academy conference, 18 & 19 October, Cloth Hall Court, Leeds.

2017 shortlist:

  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy- Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, GCS Local and HMRC-National Minimum and Living Wage Campaign 2017
  • Buckinghamshire County Council- Active Bucks Programme
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport-Remembering the Battle of Passchendaele
  • Department for Education-Together we can tackle child abuse 2016
  • Dudley Council-See me, hear me
  • Department for Work & Pensions-Pension Wise Communications Campaign 16/17
  • Department for Work & Pensions- State Pension Top Up Communication Campaign
  • Electoral Commission- Ready to Vote
  • Enfield Council- He Doesn’t Love You If
  • London Borough of Hackney-Hackney: A Place for Everyone Campaign
  • Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service- Fireflash: staff video news bulletins engage remote staff
  • Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service-#INeedMySpace – life-saving driving education
  • Health and Safety Executive-Helping Great Britain work well
  • Hertfordshire County Council- Join Our Team
  • Home Office/UK Visas & Immigration- The UK is just 3 steps away (2017 Global Visa Campaign)
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency-Increasing reporting of adverse drug reactions across Europe
  • Nottingham City Council- Nottingham “Let’s Keep It Clean” campaign
  • Public Health England- Change4Life: Be Food Smart
  • Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health- Stay Well This Winter
  • Reigate & Banstead Borough Council-RingGo cashless parking campaign
  • South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue- Operation Chip Pan

If you are attending Comms Academy, you can now register for individual workshop sessions as well as the awards event (registered delegates only).