YOU can be a judge for the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen (BP&GS) Awards! As a judge, you are considered an expert in your field. You will also gain exposure to the tremendous talent, creativity and innovation from all of the communicators' submissions across government. By volunteering, you learn from your peers while providing a vital service to NAGC.
Listen to these former judges to find out what they learned from their time:
The Judging Process
Become a Judge We want you to become a judge! If you're interested, please contact Jonelle Hilleary at CompetitionsDir@nagc.com. All judging is done online; you will receive access to the online submission site to review the entries.
Get a team Each category is reviewed by teams of 2-4 individuals. If you have colleagues you would like to work with (they don’t have to sit in the same office or even be in the same state), encourage them to join your team.
Training No prior experience necessary! All judges will be offered the opportunity to learn how to use the online judging tool. It’s easy and efficient, so if you can’t attend the webinar, we will ask that you go through the online forms to familiarize yourself with them before you get the nominations. Once you've completed this easy training, you can start assessing each submission in your category!
Judging Timeline March 6 through March 22; the amount of time required varies due to number of entries in each category. We will do our best to not overwhelm you!
Winners All BP&GS winners will be recognized at a special awards ceremony during the NAGC 2020 Communications School on May 19-21, 2020, in Louisville, KY. At this time, we will also recognize the contributions of our judges.