Inside Story Online Awards

CIPR Inside – Inside Story Online Awards

There are some amazing internal communicators in our industry doing brilliant work with limited recognition. The Inside Story Online Awards are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those people working in internal communication and employee engagement roles for that outstanding work.

We know that internal communicators and teams are busy people so it’s quick and easy to enter our awards and not only will you have the chance to win a small prize, we will also showcase the winning entries on our social media channels and website. Best of all, it’s free to enter!

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How to enter

We’ve made the Inside Story Online Awards easy to enter and our entry rules are simple:

  • There is no entry fee to pay.
  • You don’t have to be a CIPR member to send us an entry.
  • You just send us a brief summary which covers the main points of your entry using our online survey entry form.
  • Your entry can be about internal communication, employee engagement or both.
  • There are two award categories ‘Best IC work’ and ‘Best IC Team or Person’
  • You can nominate yourself or someone else for either of the award categories.
  • Nominees can be an individual or a team.
  • We just need your name, email address, postal address and a contact telephone number to accept and judge your entry.
  • Previously submitted and judged entries will not be considered again for an award. So please don’t send us the same entry again!

If you are a winner

If you are one of our award winners, you will receive a small trophy and some official Inside Story Online Awards images which you can use on your social media profiles. Your entry will also be showcased on the CIPR Inside website and in our social media feeds.

We might also invite you to collaborate with us on a future event or a feature for our website.

Visit our past winners case studies page to view some of the previous winning entries.

Entry dates, judging and announcing the winners

The Inside Story Online Awards run continuously throughout the year. Deadline dates for your entries are shown in the table below, including when we will judge your entry and when we will announce the winners.


Entry deadlines Entry judging Winners announced by
31 March 2020 April 2020 30 April 2020
31 July 2020 August 2020 31 August 2020
30 September 2020 October 2020 31 October 2020
30 November 2020 December 2020 31 December 2020

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