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2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition

Submission Deadline

December 8, 2017
Early Submission Deadline
January 19, 2018
Submission Deadline

Be recognized! Enter your product(s) in the National Association of Government Communicators’ 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen (BP&GS) Awards Competition. This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them.

The following examples show the range of opportunities in the more than 40 categories:

  • Publications
  • Media Relations
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Electronic Communications
  • Social Media
  • Branding/Rebranding
  • Infographic
  • K-12 Educational Programs

One winner will be awarded Best in Show!

Entry fee discounts for early registration and for being and NAGC member!

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2018 Communications School

2018 Communications School Will be held June 19-21, 2018 in Ft. Myers, Florida. NAGC is seeking folks to join the Program Committee to help develop program content. You do not have to be an  NAGC member to participate in the Program committee. If interested, please contact Michelle Savoie, Savoie@nagconline.org.

Board Blog

Crisis Communications: A Tale of Two Cities

Crisis communications planning has never been more important than it is today. The proliferation of social media has the ability to turn any event into an out-of-control news cycle in the blink of an eye. Social media may not be the culprit, but more often these days, groups use the tool to spark interest in an event, which may garner attention beyond their expectations. How well a community or agency plans for such unintended consequences distinguishes how they respond in the eyes of the world. Let’s look at two different scenarios and each community’s response and the aftermath.

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Members Seeking Members

 You asked and we responded. A few months ago, I got an email from a member who thought it would be a good idea for NAGC to have a map so members could locate other members near them.  I thought that was a great idea.   Now you can check out to see if there are any...

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NAGC Encore!

NAGC Webinar: November 3, 2017

Implementing Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Communication to Diverse Audiences

Speaker: Leslie Quiroz, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Speaker: Kelley Elliot, Writer-Editor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health

Communicating with diverse audiences is a huge challenge for government communicators. Leslie and Kelley will describe best practices developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate communications to diverse audiences. Learn how the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health (National CLAS Standards) can be embedded in your communications strategies. Leslie and Kelley will also discuss the importance of delivering information in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way and explain how their agency tailors information and outreach activities for various audiences.

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NAGC Encore!

This presentation has been postponed due to an unanticipated, last-minute scheduling conflict.
We will set a new date as soon as possible. In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
If you have questions, please contact NAGC headquarters at (703) 538-1787 or info@nagc.com. Thank you!

NAGC Encore!: Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Uprising: A City Divided

Speaker: Mark Basnight, Senior Public Affairs Training Specialist, Argonne National Laboratory, Public Affairs Academy

In the wake of an officer involved shooting, the city of Charlotte (N.C.) was thrust into the national spotlight after the unexpected and unanticipated uprise of civil unrest. The dramatic events of Sept. 20 – 24 left one dead, several injured, hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage, and a city divided until the release of information exposing the facts and truth of the police investigation were reluctantly released. Mark will tell us the lessons learned from this extraordinary situation that might be critical to other government communicators in the future.

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