Shine a light on your internal communication: #insidestory awards 2016

The awards are now open for entries and internal communicators and employee engagement specialists are invited to share their #insidestory with CIPR Inside and get their work recognised.

This is the fourth year that CIPR Inside will be celebrating the best of internal communication with the #insidestory awards.

Each year the group of internal communicators on the committee review the programme, and adapt it to make sure it delivers what the changing world of internal communication needs.

This year the main category of employee engagement will be split to level the playing field, giving smaller organisations a chance to shine, and the best internal magazine category has also been divided by budget to better represent the work internal communication does, often delivered with minimal expenditure. A new category ‘Most innovative approach to an internal communications challenge’ has also been added to capture examples of breaking the mould or taking bold steps with internal communication.

The awards categories are:

1. Best example of employee engagement

1. SME (up to 1000 people)
2. Small (1-5k people)
3. Medium (5-10k people)
4. Large (10-50k people)
5. Extra large (50k+ people)

2. Best change or transformation communication campaign
3. Best public sector or charity campaign
4. Best internal event
5. Best use of video
6. Best intranet or enterprise social network
7. Best magazine or newsletter (Choose: a. digital, or b. print, or if it’s both submit two entries)

1. Under £10,000
2. £10,000-£50,000
3. £50,000-100,000
4. £100,000+

8. Most innovative approach to an internal communications challenge
9. Best in-house team (1-6)
10. Best in-house team (7 and more)
11. Best agency
12. Clare Latham award for the best individual contribution to internal communication

Jenni Field, CIPR Inside Chair
We’re really passionate about internal communication because we all see it making a difference to the workplace. These awards are created to make sure internal communicators are given the platform to show everyone what they do, the impact they make to the organisations they work in and how that translates to real commercial value for the company they work for.

Best practice and celebrating success are key elements of the CIPR Inside strategy. #insidestory demonstrates our commitment to shining a light on great achievements and promoting best practice.

The judges will be looking beyond the outputs and tactics to see what impact the work has had on the organisation, and assess how well it’s achieved the objectives.

Internal communication is all about better informed, more motivated and engaged employees. When we do our job well as communicators, the organisation can thrive.

These awards celebrate talent, share best practice, measure success and help us all to learn from the best.
Jenni Field, CIPR Inside Chair
Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).