The National Convention is a great opportunity to recognize some of the fantastic communications work coming out of CUPE locals. Submit your entry and show off your creativity today!

The categories of the Communications Awards reflect the goals of all effective communication: getting your message heard and inspiring your audience to action.

To enter, you may fill out this form.

You have until July 25, 2023 to submit your registration form. Winners will receive their awards at National Convention in Québec City.


1.  Best local campaign

Campaigns are an essential part of mobilizing our members and the public. Their purpose is to support bargaining, defend public services, or prepare local efforts to bring about 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. A good story can make a big difference. It could be an article someone in your local published in a newsletter or on a blog, or a special project such as a book or anything else in writing.

3. Best video

More and more, videos are being used to share information or to tell stories relevant to the membership or the public. This can be just one video or a series of videos.

4. Best photo

Photos have the ability to shape the way we see the world. An image can change our opinion of an issue in an instant. Submit photos taken by your members that highlight the work of your local. Photographs must be of one or more CUPE members, either at work or in the community. This award is open to CUPE members only.

5. Best use of digital tools

Engaging with social media is a daily reality for most communicators. Whether it’s through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, many of our locals are doing great work connecting with CUPE members online. Tell us about your local’s social media work and other digital means of communication, whether in general terms or within the context of a campaign or a specific project.

By entering the Communications Awards, you grant CUPE permission to use any content or documents submitted with your entry in its publications, both print and electronic.

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