Call for Nominations for CAPIO’s Individual Awards
Deadline: March 16
Nominations are now open for CAPIO’s annual special awards! New this year, CAPIO has added a Rising Star award celebrating the achievements of an individual who has 5 years or less experience in the field of government communications. This award joins our special awards line up including the Communicator of the Year Award, Frank Potter Cowan Crisis Communications Leader of the Year Award, and the prestigious Paul B. Clark Award.
CAPIO’s special recognitions are awarded annually to celebrate the work done by individuals who are shining in the government communications field. These awards will be presented in person at our CAPIO 2024 Annual Conference in May in Indian Wells during our EPIC Awards Dinner.
About the Awards
Award nominations will be open through March 16. When nominating, please review the judging criteria to ensure your nomination meets the requested qualifications. Background information, supplemental material and letters of support are helpful when submitting a nomination.
The Paul B. Clark Award
The award is presented 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. LEARN MORE / NOMINATE
COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
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. LEARN MORE / NOMINATE
Frank Potter Cowan Crisis Communications Leader Award
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. LEARN MORE / NOMINATE
RISING STAR Award
New in 2024, CAPIO has added a “Rising Star” award to our special award categories. The Rising Star 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 growing their skillset and contributing to the advancement of public engagement and outreach for a public agency in the first five years of their career. LEARN MORE / NOMINATE
DEADLINE – MARCH 16