Awards are great for you to showcase your skills and achievements as a communications team, or even as an individual. They also provide an opportunity for you to benchmark your initiatives and programmes against other companies. It’s always good to check out previous winners and case studies to see how you’re doing in relation and get some inspiration!

Here are just a few of the internal communication and employee engagement awards out there. If you know of any additionals, please let me know!

Award About Deadline
PR Moment Awards In five years the PRmoment Awards have become a fixed date in the UK PR calendar – with over 650 entries from over 200 companies entering and nearly 1,000 guests at the 2015 awards in London and Manchester 12 January 2016
PR Week Global Awards The PRWeek Global Awards honour the transformative work that crosses borders, builds brands and establishes trust, while enabling the growth of international enterprise. The Awards are open to PR agencies, consultancies, in house departments and the individuals who work within them. 14 January 2016
The Brand Republic Digital Awards Every year these awards are proud to champion the brands and agencies setting new standards. With categories covering product sectors and areas of expertise, the awards are like a yearbook for the best in class, helping your team and business gain recognition among clients and peers. 28 January 2016
The Corporate Engagement Awards The Corporate Engagement Awards celebrates the best partnerships, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility programmes. The awards recognise and honour the achievements of companies and agencies who have successfully worked with a range of companies in order to promote their corporate brand and improve their reputation. 18 February 2016
CIPR Excellence Awards The Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding work of individuals, teams and consultancies across the UK and overseas. March 2016
The CIPD People Management Award These awards are delivered in partnership with People Management Magazine. They are the most prestigious in the industry, recognising outstanding and innovative achievements in people management and development. May 2016
PR Week Awards The PRWeek Awards are widely accepted as the most prestigious Awards in the PR and communications sector. May 2016
Melcrum Awards The Melcrum Awards are an opportunity to recognise those people and companies who truly reflect what smarter Internal Communication and commitment to achieving ground-breaking business results is all about. June 2016
CorpComms Award These awards are open to all in-house communications departments and the individuals who work within them, and agencies who have worked closely on the campaigns. August 2016
Employee Engagement Awards The Employee Engagement Awards celebrate the best small and big businesses the UK and Ireland have to offer. There’s also a category for the ‘Unsung Heroes’ in your organisation. October 2016
Public Sector Communications Excellence Awards The Public Sector Communications Excellence Awards are the first ever awards for public sector communicators by the professions.  There is only one category for the awards: excellence in public sector communications campaigns and programmes. October 2016
Comms2Point0 Unawards The Comms2Point0 Unawards recognise the great work PR and comms people across the UK (and beyond) do day in, day out. There are a total of 14 categories; with most open to public sector and a few specifically for private sector. October 2016
Charity Comms Inspiring Communicator Awards


CharityComms’ Inspiring Communicator Awards recognise and celebrate people who are inspirational communicators within or for their organisations in the charity sector. For these awards, individuals are encouraged to nominate someone you work with or know. October 2016
#InsideStory Awards For these awards there are 12 categories, each celebrating the best of the best in internal communication practice. The awards are open to internal communicators and employee engagement specialists. You are asked to share your #insidestory. November 2016
CIM Marketing Excellence Award These awards are for any organisation within the UK regardless of size, sector or industry – as well as individuals, teams and agencies – can enter. Your success won’t be judged on scale but on impact. Size and budget are unimportant. December 2016