Communicator of the Year Award



2018 Communicator of the Year Award Recipient 
Tanya Castaneda, APR

The Communicator of the Year award recognizes a Public Information Professional who demonstrated extraordinary success in the prior year for a program, project or year-long communications effort.

Background Information

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.

Nomination Information  - Nominations for 2019 will open in January

The individual being nominated for the Communicator of the Year award must be a CAPIO member. In nominating a person for the award, a nominator might consider:

  • The nominee’s implementation of a successful program, campaign or project in the prior year (i.e. 2018 Award recipient nominated for 2017 work).
  • The nominee’s exceptional effectiveness in communications and public engagement for the entire year.

Other considerations may include:

  • The nominee’s contributions to the profession.
  • The nominee’s support and education to help others in the profession.
  • The nominee’s leadership and involvement in CAPIO.

The final selection will be made by the Board or appointed selection committee prior to the Annual Conference in April each year.

Award Honors

The award winner will be honored at the CAPIO Annual Conference. In addition, CAPIO will send a news release and supporting photograph(s) to the award winner’s employer and to local media following the announcement.

Nomination Deadline & Contact Information

Nominations submitted to the CAPIO office via the entry area below or via regular mail or email.  Please enter your nomination below. Nominations for the 2019 Award will be due by March 5.  If you have questions, call us at 1-844-CAPIO55 or email [email protected]


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