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National Convention is a great opportunity to acknowledge some of the fantastic communications work our locals have been doing. Enter your communications work today!

The categories of the Communications Awards reflect the goal of effective communication: getting your message heard and inspiring action.

The deadline is July 4, 2017. Winners will receive their awards at National Convention in Toronto.

Note: Judges will give special consideration to volunteer work.


1.  Best local campaign

Campaigns are an essential part of mobilizing our members or the public. They can support bargaining, defending public services, or a local effort to make change. Tell us about a campaign your local initiated—big or small—and what you did to make it a success.

2. Best story

Sharing stories creates common ground and helps advance our collective goals. Sometimes just one simple story can make a difference. Share a great story written by someone in your local that you published in a local newsletter or on a local website.

3. Best overall content

Editing a newsletter or a website is about more than making sure the grammar is correct. Finding the right content, shaping your message, adding the right image, and delivering it in an effective format means your members are better informed and your local is stronger. Enter your regularly updated newsletter or website if you think your content is top-notch.

4. Best photo

Photos can shape the way we see something. They can change our opinion of an issue in an instant. Enter photos taken by your members, showing the work of your local. Photographs must be of CUPE members, either at work or in the community. This award is open to CUPE members only.

5. Best use of social media

Social media is a reality for today’s communicators. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or some other medium, many or our locals are doing great work connecting with CUPE members online. Tell us about your local’s social media work.

By entering the communications awards you agree to allow CUPE to use content or materials you submit in print and electronic publications.