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Awards Program

Society for New Communications Research Announces Call for Entries for 9th Annual Excellence in New Communications Awards
Prestigious Awards Honor Excellence in the Use of Digital, Social and Mobile Technologies to Positively Impact Business, Culture and Society

These prestigious awards honor the work of corporations, governmental and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, media organizations and individuals who are innovating the use of digital and social media, mobile media, collaborative technologies and other ICT to improve business, culture and society.

Awards are granted in six divisions: Academic, Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, and Technology Innovation, and six categories: Social Marketing / External Communications & Communities, Internal Social / Internal Online Communities, Online Video, Mobile Apps, Social Data Projects, and Innovation: Best New Digital & Social Technologies (Vendor Category).

Entrants are asked to submit case studies detailing their initiatives and technologies. The winning case studies will be published on, and the winners will be announced in 2015.

Final deadline for the awards program - December 31, 2014

If you should have any questions on this awards program, please email or call (408) 825-9288.


Read our award-winning case studies

All SNCR Excellence Award case study submissions are provided to a panel of judges comprised of a group of SNCR’s Fellows, led the SNCR Best Practices committee. The committee reviews and scores each entry based on its own merit on a scale of 1-8. The judges’ scores are tallied and averaged to reach the final score for the entry.

Judging criteria include: technical excellence, creativity and innovation, effectiveness (identifying and successfully responding to business goals), measurable outcomes, and overall success.

Any entry scoring between a 4-6 will be honored with a Commendation of Merit. Any entry scoring 6+ – 8 will become a finalist for an Award of Excellence. Each of these finalists will receive a Commendation of Excellence, but the entry in each category with the highest score will be the winner for the category. (If no entry in a category scores above a 6, no Award of Excellence will be granted in that category.)

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