Entries now open for the 2020 CAPIO EPIC Awards
Early bird deadline for entries February 7


What EPIC programs did you work on in 2019?  We can’t wait to hear about your outstanding programs!

Each year CAPIO recognizes and honors outstanding professional work and accomplishments in the public communications field.  We continue to see government communications professionals raise the standard of excellence and creativity in our profession.  Your work inspires us and we look forward to celebrating your EPIC work at the CAPIO Exellence in Public Information and Communications (EPIC) Awards Gala this year. 

How to Apply
  • Consider which category(ies) your programs fall under. Our 29 award categories offer you plenty of opportunities to showcase your creativity.
  • Prepare your narrative (narrative tips)
  • Prepare your supporting materials (optional)
  • Learn more during our Tips on Making Your Award Entry EPIC webinar being held January 28 at 11 a.m. (sign up here).  The link to view the recording will be available on our website following the webinar as well.

When you enter, you will also be asked to list your population size or service area population size.  Based on the number of entries, certain categories will be sub-divided by population size for award recognition.  Also we will be honoring a “best of show” selected by the judges from the field of entries based on population size.  


Early bird deadline – February 7 

Early Bird Entrance fees (now – Feb 7) 
CAPIO Member: $115
Non-Member: $165

Regular Entrance fees (Feb 8 – Feb 21) 
CAPIO Member: $140
Non-Member: $190 


The 2020 CAPIO EPIC Awards Gala and Dinner will be held in Santa Barbara in conjunction with the Annual Conference at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront.  Enjoy a seaside speakeasy-themed dinner and awards ceremony on April 22 as we celebrate all your EPIC work!  

Entrance to the awards dinner is included in full-conference registration.  Dinner only tickets are also available for purchase ($135 pp). The event will start with an outdoor reception followed by a three-course dinner and awards program. The celebration will continue with music and networking following the awards program.

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