Public Service Communications Awards: Entries now open

The Public Service Communications Academy 2021 will take place on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23. Tickets for the event are now available via the GCS website.

Run in partnership with the PRCA and LGcomms, the event provides a unique opportunity to listen, learn and reflect on their work. It will again be a virtual event this year, following the success of last year’s first online setting.

The agenda includes industry-leading speakers from across the full spectrum of public service communications, who will be reflecting on the successes and challenges of the past year, and looking ahead to the trends that will shape the future.

Themes will include building resilience when working on the front line, coping in a crisis and For the full agenda, see the event listing for Day 1 and Day 2.

Enter the awards

Celebrating examples of best practices and the extraordinary achievements of professional communicators over the past year, the Public Service Communications Awards will take place on Day 2 of the event.

The awards will recognise campaigns and communications of all sizes and budgets, including no-cost and low-cost communications, local, regional and national activity. This may be a communications campaign, a consultation, or another type of engagement activity.

There are 6 categories in this year’s awards: Unified, Digital, Direct, Data-Driven, Skilled, Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, including how to enter, visit our Get Involved page.

Last year GCS’ Professional Standards Team won the award in the Skilled category. Jo Pennington, Acting Head of Curriculum, Engagement and Assessment, commented:

“Being recognised for our work in front of colleagues from across public service communications was such an honour – it meant a huge amount to me personally to see my team recognised for their incredible work. It’s really given us renewed drive and energy to continue to support the professional development of GCS members.”

Submit your entry for this year’s award by 31 October:

Public Service Communications Awards entry form (Word doc)

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