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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!


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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What does membership in the National Association of Government Communicators get you?

Professional Development:

  • Monthly Webinar Wednesdays are free to members.
  • The annual Communications School is the only event of its kind geared specifically to the needs of communicators working in federal, state, local, tribal and regional government.
  • The Encore Webinar series, free to members, gives members who were unable to attend the school a chance to hear from a few of the highest rated break out speakers.

Member to Member:

  • Our new map feature lets members locate other NAGC members near them.
    Coming soon, an online networking feature so NAGC members can reach out to peers for advice or share experience from the trenches.

Bragging rights:

  • The Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards recognizes the best in government communications.
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