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NAGC Government Communicators' Biweekly Update

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NAGC announces Encore!
A new webinar miniseries featuring top-rated speakers from the 2016 NAGC Communications School. No cost to members and Communications School attendees. Only $49 for nonmembers. learn more

NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards

Award Winners Announced at NAGC 2016 Awards Banquet


NAGC Press Release: June 9, 2016
NAGC Announces 2016 Blue Pencil & Gold Screens Awards Competition Winners; Oregon Department of Transportation Awarded Best in Show


Download the 2016 NAGC Awards Presentation Program (June 8, 2016)


Additional Award Order Form for 2016


About the Awards Competition


This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. We continue to listen to feedback from our industry to ensure that our categories reflect the changing face of communications.

The number of opportunities to share your best work, innovation, creativity and use of technology may surprise you. There are a range of opportunities in more than 40 categories, with one winner awarded Best in Show.


Download the NAGC Award Judges Training Webinar (posted Feb. 24, 2016)


View the Dec. 2 webinar recording: "How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award"

New This Year: A new category for K-12 Educational Programs has been added. The production period for an entry has been extended to 18 months —this year we will accept entries produced between July 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2015. Entry fees for members have not increased.

Previous Winners


Award Winners Announced at NAGC 2015 Awards Banquet


Download the NAGC Awards Presentation Program

Download the NAGC Awards Presentation Slides

Photos of NAGC 2015 Awards Presentation (On the NAGC Shutterly share site, you can view or download photos at NO charge. To download, you'll need to sign up for a free account, but you are not required to buy anything.)


Winners of the NAGC 2015 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition were announced at the Awards Banquet held June 3, 2015. The Best in Show winner was "YOLO (You Only Live Once) High School Pedestrian Safety Toolkit," Montgomery County (MD) Department of Transportation in the Promotional Campaigns less than $100,000 category.


Additional Award Order Form for 2015


A FREE Webinar was held on Nov. 5 on "How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award"

If you missed the webinar, you can download or view it here to get tips on from winners and judges on how to submit a winning entry. (NOTE: To view on MAC, use Safari web browser.)


Award Judges Orientation Webinar: webinar recording | webinar presentation

(NOTE: To view on MAC, use Safari web browser.)

NAGC Announces 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award Winners!
Rocky View County Communications Award Best in Show

Press Release

NAGC 2014 Awards Program (with complete list of winners)


Visit the 2014 NAGC Awards Presentation Photo Gallery

Learn About Past Winners of NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards



Quotes from Past Winners:


"The Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards not only honor the creative excellence of our team members, but demonstrate to our top executives that the work we do is high quality, effective and deserving of continued support." - Sue Sims, Public Affairs Association, California Department of Water Resources

Why Enter the NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Awards?
Just ask Barbara Page...

"Last year I won a Blue Pencil Award for The Book of Air. Apparently, the government of Australia was impressed and invited me to be the keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at their Government Marketing Conference in Canberra. So I'm off to Australia due to [NAGC]. Thought you might like to know. I am also working on an IMAX film on air that is a wonderful project and funded by EPA." - Barbara Page, Ventura, California