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2020 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards

Join us for a virtual Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards celebration!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
7:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm CST / 4:00 pm PST

Register here!

Earlier this year we announced the cancellation of the 2020 Communications School, which included the cancellation of the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards (BP&GS) and the Award to the Communicator of the Year. 

The BP&GS Awards highlight not only creative excellence, they demonstrate and recognize superior government communications products and those who produce them. 

While we wish we could all be together to honor those who will be receiving awards, we know how much hard work goes into the development of communications products, and we want to highlight some of that incredible work with a virtual BP&GS Awards Ceremony.

Know that whether you are teleworking from home, or on the front lines of the response to this pandemic, we’re here to support you, the government communicators, who are essential to ensuring life-saving information is communicated to the public we serve.

We are a community of practice, and we have a wealth of talent to draw upon. We look forward to honoring the many contributions of government communicators at every level.

This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. 

Are you an employee or contractor who has produced a communication product for federal, tribal, military, state, regional, county, municipal, or other government entity? Be recognized! Enter your product(s) in the National Association of Government Communicators’ Blue Pencil & Gold Screen (BP&GS) Awards Competition. Submissions for the 2020 Awards must have been produced between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019.

We are constantly working to ensure our categories reflect the changing face of communication. Enter as many categories as you choose — the number of opportunities to share your best work, innovation, creativity and use of technology may surprise you.


Why Enter the NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards?

“The Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards not only honor the creative excellence of our team members, but demonstrate to our top executives that the work we do is high quality, effective and deserving of continued support.” – Sue Sims, External Affairs Group Manager, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Past BP&GS Awards Winner

 Submission Status 

Early Bird Member$125
Early Bird Non-Member$195
Non-Member $250
Multiple Submissions Discount10%
 *discount applied to full transaction 

 Key Activity

Awards Open11/14/19
Call for Judges12/3/2019
Early Bird Discount Ends1/15/2020
Awards Deadline2/24/2020
Award Winners Notified4/24/2020
Virtual Awards Ceremony5/20/2020