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Awards Program

2016 Excellence in New Communications Awards Call for Entries

Prestigious Awards Program Honors Excellence in the Use of Digital, Social and Mobile Technologies to Positively Impact Business, Media, Culture and Society

The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) and The Conference Board are pleased to announce a Call for Entries for the 2016 Excellence in New Communications Awards.

Now in its tenth year, this prestigious awards program honors the work of corporations, nonprofits, governmental organizations, educational institutions, media organizations and individuals who are innovating the use of digital and social media, mobile media, collaborative technologies, virtual reality, and other emerging digital communications technologies to improve business, culture, media and society.

Awards are granted in six divisions: Academic, Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, and Technology Innovation, and eight categories: Innovation: Digital and Marketing Experience; Internal Social / Online Internal Communications and Communities; Mobile Experience; Digital Program Performance Metrics; Social Data and Social Listening Projects; Social Marketing / External Communications and Communities; Visual Storytelling (includes video, photos, infographics, animation, etc.); and Virtual Reality.

Submit your case studies here detailing your initiative, technologies used, and success metrics. The winning case studies will be published on and, and the top entrants will be honored at The Conference Board's 21st Annual Senior Corporate Communications Management Conference held on May 19-20, 2016 at Fordham University Lincoln Center in New York. Please click here for more information on the 21st Annual Senior Corporate Communications Management Conference.

More detail about the submission guidelines and the online entry form can be found here.

Submit Your Entry Now

Submission Deadline: The submission deadline is Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11:59pm PDT

Entry fees:  $125.00 USD per entry. A portion of each entry fee is tax-deductible.
No refunds will be issued. Entry fees are non-refundable.


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.)