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Showcase your local union communications

Deadline to enter the 2018 Communications Awards: January 19, 2018

The Federation honors excellence and innovation in local union communications each year at the CFT Convention. The contest is a great way to recognize the efforts of union volunteers, leaders, and staffpersons who work hard to convey the union's message. It's also an easy way to acknowledge the commitment your local union has made in making our union a success.

View past award winners

Smaller locals and larger locals compete separately in seven basic categories of communications. In those categories, entries from locals with fewer than 500 unit members are judged independent of entries from locals with more than 500 unit members. This is a unique opportunity for many locals. Don't miss it!

How to enter: All entry forms for the CFT Communications Awards are posted here as single-page fillable pdf documents. Download only the forms you need and fill them out electronically in the free software Adobe Reader. (Note: If your browser is set to view pdfs, we suggest that you download the forms first and open them in Adobe Reader. This will ensure that you are able to fill out and save your completed forms.)

Call for Entries: One short page of contest rules and one page of category descriptions.

Contest Entry Form: This form, signed by the local president, must be submitted with your entries.

Category Entry Forms: Each entry must be accompanied by a Category Entry Form. These forms contain brief instructions for submission in each category. 

NEWSLETTERS WRITING
Best News Writing
Best Feature Writing
Best Editorial or Column
VISUAL AWARDS
Best Original Art or Photograph
Best Flyer or Poster
WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA Best Use of Graphics
Best Website SPECIAL AWARD
Best Use of Social Media Jim Herndon Award
CAMPAIGNS & SPECIAL PROJECTS  
Best Bulletin Series  
Best Single Effort  
Best Public Relations Activity  


PAST WINNERS
The winning entries range from newsletters to facebook pages. The pdf booklets below list the winning entries along with judges’ comments for first place winners. More recent booklets picture the first place winning entries.
2017 Awards, Illustrated (pdf, 27pp, 18mb) 2010 Awards, Listing (pdf, 10pp)
2016 Awards, Illustrated (pdf, 27pp, 43mb)
2009 Awards, Listing (pdf, 8pp)
2015 Awards, Illustrated (pdf, 18pp, 18mb) 2008 Awards, Listing (pdf, 8pp)
2014 Awards, Listing (pdf, 25pp) 2007 Awards, Listing (pdf, 7pp)
2013 Awards, Listing (pdf, 11pp) 2006 Awards, Listing (pdf, 7pp)
2011 Awards, Listing (pdf, 10pp) 2005 Awards, Listing (pdf, 7pp)

Questions?

If you have questions about the awards, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CFT Publications Director.