North America Excellence Awards


Let the World See Your Work!

The North American Excellence Awards 2018

Join the Awards and celebrate with us in Dublin on 6 December!

Early Deadline

7 September

Late Deadline

21 September


6 December


The Excellence Awards

The North American Excellence Awards were created to honour the most outstanding achievements of communications professionals in their field. In addition to this, the Awards also provide an excellent networking forum for all attendees and take a comprehensive look at communications achievements across North America.

The Awards are part of a global implementation of Excellence Awards, also rolled out in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe.

The North American Excellence Awards recognise the best in the North American PR and communications community. By entering these awards you can:

  • Let your reputation flourish
  • Celebrate with your peers
  • Announce your success
  • Build your brand
  • Motivate your team
  • Discover your potential

The Awards are hosted by Communication Director, an internationally-focused magazine for corporate communications, PR and public affairs. Featuring opinion pieces, case studies and reports, Communication Director is a knowledge-sharing platform for communicators. Its articles are written by senior-level professionals at some of Europe’s largest companies and organisations, as well as prominent academics and thought leaders. As the partner publication of the European Association of Communication Directors, the largest network of in-house communicators working in Europe, the magazine was a natural choice to host the Awards and to honour outstanding communications accomplishments in Europe. Communication Director is part of the Quadriga portfolio.

Meet the Jury


Here is a sneak peak at some of the categories you can apply for. Make sure to click the categories tab above to see them all!

01. Campaign of the Year
02. Campai gn of the Year (small budget)
03. Innovation of the Year
04. Agency of the Year
05. Communications Team of the Year
06. Transport & Logistics
07. Energy
08. Technology & Consumer Electronics
09. Telecommunications
10. Industrials
11. Finance
12. Health & Chemicals
13. Lifestyle & Culture
14. Science & Education
15. Travel & Tourism
16. Food & Beverage
17. Sustainability & Environment
18. Government Agencies & Parties
19. NGOs & Associations
20. Multi-Channel Communications
21. Multi-Market Communications
22. Viral Communications
23. Internal Communications
24. Crisis & Reputation Communications
25. Storytelling
26. Content Marketing
27. Brand Relationship
28. Influencer Communications
29. Launch
30. Corporate Responsibility
31. Event & Experiential Marketing
32. Public Affairs
33. Data Driven Communications
34. Customer Journey
35. Recruiting & Employer Branding
36. Corporate Publication
37. Film & Video
38. Website
39. Social Media
40. Mobile Apps

Entry Information

Make sure to not miss out on this prestigious celebration of global PR excellence.  The intranet for submissions is open. For more detailed information on how to enter please see the FAQ’s.

Step 1

Register on our online application platform

Step 2

Go through our online application checklist

Step 3

Choose the right category for your project

Step 4

Fill out your application online

Step 5

Upload supporting material

Step 6

Submit your application online

What our customers say

It was a pleasure to serve as a juror for the inaugural North American Excellence Awards.  The entries were fascinating and the process was well-organized.  Most of all, the insights gained from the experience were extremely valuable.
Nick Ashooh, APCO Worldwide
All of the recipients came together so well and organically to learn from each other. The NAEA communication (website, emails, brochures) were so nicely done and the day itself was so well organized to be topped off by such a lovely and incredible celebration dinner. It was truly a delight!
Allison Brooke Gordon, Citi
Thanks for a great event. It was  terrific to learn from the other presenters and an honor to be recognized.
Amy Messano, Delphi
This was an amazing opportunity to connect with and learn from talented colleagues from across the business. And they've got one of the nicest looking trophies around.
David Stone, Ogilvy
The North American Excellence Awards provided an invaluable opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with true leaders in communications. I appreciated the opportunity to receive input on the work done by our agency and returned home with several new very valuable connections
Cory Chandler, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy