Awards
Communications Program Improvement

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Communications programs that have undergone significant changes between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017 are eligible for recognition in this category.  Awards may be given for outstanding improvement of the communications program at an institution.

Entry Questions

Entry Instructions

Judging Criteria

Non-English Entries


Entry Questions
  • Title of entry
  • Provide a concise description of this entry
  • Please provide the names of staff who worked on this entry
  • Brief description of your institution/organization (type, enrollment, mission)
  • State objectives and how they support your institution's mission
  • Describe why improvements were needed
  • List the titles or roles of primary staff contributors and note their significant contributions
  • Total budget prior to improvement, excluding salaries but including the cost of vendors/consultants
  • Describe your results and how you met your goals and objectives; if this is a recently launched program, describe your plans to evaluate it
  • Please provide the name of the head of your institution
  • So that we may recognize our winners through social media, please provide your institution's preferred @handle and/or #hashtag. (For example: @CASEAdvance #CASECOE)
  • Share any additional information to clarify the purpose and/or outcome of this work

Entry Instructions

Each program constitutes a single entry. Communications programs that have undergone significant changes between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017 are eligible for recognition in this category.

  1. Submit your entry with attachments through our online entry process.
  2. Your entry form and supporting documents must be submitted online no later than March 9, 2018. This category will be reviewed electronically and need not be mailed to the judging location. However, please print out your entry application for your records.

Judging Criteria

Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards may be given for outstanding improvement of the communications program at an institution.

The judges will look at:

  • Goals and objectives
  • Need for and impact of improvements
  • Breadth of communications program improvement (media relations, web, publications)
  • Budget and creative use of available resources
  • Results (Did you meet your goals? How?)

Non-English Entries

CASE welcomes entries in other languages besides English in this category. While entry questions must be completed in English to facilitate judging, entry materials written in languages other than English are eligible for recognition as long as such materials are accompanied by brief explanations written in English.

You will be able to attach materials and include explanations in English during the online entry process.


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