CAPIO’s members have the tools and resources at their fingertips to become exceptional public sector communicators for the diverse agencies they serve. Taking the time to recognize our members for their exceptional communications work is part of what we do.
The 2022 epic award portal is now open!
Due to our one year hiatus, CAPIO is welcoming entries from both 2020 and 2021.
We plan to judge each year’s entries against entries from that year; with a possible exception if entries in a category fall below 3. Those entries may then be combined with entries from that category from the 2021 year.
The award is presented at the EPIC Awards Dinner during CAPIO’s Annual Conference to the individual who, in the judgment of the CAPIO Board of Directors, demonstrates exceptional leadership and lifetime achievement in the field through professional commitment, including the mentoring of others and fostering a greater understanding of the PIO function among colleagues, community and the media. Submit an Nomination
The Communicator of the Year award will be presented 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. Submit a Nomination
Established in 2017, the Frank Potter Cowan Crisis Communications Leader award recognizes a Public Information Professional (or Team) who demonstrated extraordinary success in leading a team during a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or a reputational crisis.
CAPIO developed this award to recognize the men and women who lead teams during a crisis. Submit a nomination.