Awards

EPIC Awards

CAPIO's EPIC awards program recognizes the most creative and effective efforts in the areas of communication and marketing campaigns, newsletter production, photography, special events, writing, Web site development and video production.

The EPIC Awards honor work that transcends innovation and craft - work that made a lasting impact, providing an equal chance of winning to all entrants regardless of company or agency size and project budget.  If your work moved people, we want to give it a chance to take home an EPIC.

About the EPIC Awards Program

Paul B. Clark Award

Nominate a distinguished communications professional for the Paul B. Clark award.  Honoring the memory of esteemed founding member and colleague Paul B. Clark, the award bearing his name is given to an individual who, in the judgment of the CAPIO Board of Directors, demonstrates exceptional leadership in the communications field. The award recipient is recognized for professional commitment, mentoring of others and fostering a greater understanding of the CAPIO function among professional colleagues, community members and the media. 

Paul B. Clark Award

Communicator of the Year Award

The Communicator of the Year award will be presented at the CAPIO Annual Conference to the individual who, in the judgment of the CAPIO Awards Committee and Board of Directors, demonstrates exceptional abilities, skills and talents in leading their organization to greater and more successful communications and public engagement. The award winner needs to be a member of CAPIO.  Nominations may come from a colleague, supervisor, agency manager, or local official.

Communicator of the Year Award

Frank Potter Cowan Crisis Communications Leader Award

Established in 2017, the Frank Potter Cowan Crisis Communications Leader of the Year Award will be presented at the CAPIO Annual Conference to the individual or team who, in the judgment of the CAPIO Awards Committee and Board of Directors, exemplified excellence in leadership during a crisis. “Whether it’s a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or a reputational crisis in the media, stress levels are at their highest and the most important thing to remember is that we grow and learn from these experiences and we survive together,” noted Brainerd.”  Nominations may come from a colleague, supervisor, agency manager or local official.

Crisis Communications Leader Award