Congratulations to Public Service Communications Excellence Award winners

Wednesday 6 November 2019

At the Public Service Communications Excellence Awards last night, communications professionals and teams from across UK public services were recognised for fantastic campaigns and outstanding achievement.

“It was a great privilege to recognise colleagues across central and local government for their dedication, talent and innovation. Communications is a crucial part of our work in public service, and the calibre of entries this year shows we are in good hands for the future.”

Selvin Brown MBE, Director of Engagement and Policy, Health and Safety Executive

The Public Service Communications Excellence Awards were held as part of the GCS, LGComms and Local Government Association (LGA) Public Service Communications Academy. The ceremony took place in the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. 

A shortlist of 20 public service campaigns were recognised for outstanding campaigns. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) took the Platinum Award for their #TaxItOrLoseIt campaign. 


Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Vehicle tax evasion campaign film for #TaxItOrLoseIt Platinum
Bristol City Council #WeAreBristol Gold
Ministry of Defence – Directorate of Defence Communications DDay75 Campaign Gold
National Security Communications Counter Modern Slavery Campaign, Hiding in Plain Sight. Gold
Berkshire West CCG/East Berkshire CCG Lift the baby Silver
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Workplace pension campaign and Gogglebox partnership Silver
Hertfordshire County Council Maev’s Story – a scams prevention campaign Silver
Metropolitan Police Service 100 Years Strong Silver
Staffordshire County Council MindKind Silver
Westminster City Council #DontBeIdle Silver
Crown Commercial Service CCS Heroes Campaign Bronze
Design 102 & Ministry of Justice (MOJ) MOJ Offender Employment  Bronze
DWP Digital Talent marketing campaign 2018/19 Bronze
Essex County Council Ugobus – more than just a journey Bronze
Health and Safety Executive Workright to Go Home Healthy Bronze
Lambeth Communications & the London Smoking Cessation Transformation Programme Amazing Things Happen Campaign Bronze
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Wall of Shame campaign Bronze
London Borough of Tower Hamlets Summer Activities Campaign Bronze
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency #FakeMeds campaign Bronze
Westminster City Council City Lions: Create Your Future Bronze