First Annual ASPC Diversity and Inclusion Communication Awards Call for Entries

The American Society of Professional Communicators is currently accepting entries for the First Annual ASPC Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Communication Awards competition.

The business case for D&I gets stronger each year as more organizations realize the benefits of cultivating a culture that leverages diversity in order to build higher-performing teams of individuals whose differences lead to more constructive dialogue and more innovative thinking about how best to serve diverse constituencies. And strong D&I communications programs – including annual D&I reports, history and heritage month programs, social media campaigns, advertising, thought leadership and more – bring transparency to this effort while giving organizations the opportunity to make important statements about their investments, their culture and their shared values to customers, business partners, community leaders, and current and prospective employees. The ASPC D&I Communication Awards competition seeks to recognize those organizations and champions whose communication efforts most effectively advance their D&I message and tell their D&I stories.

In the current political environment and in the wake of so many recent tragedies that have been fueled by intolerance, ignorance and hatred, it’s more important than ever that we honor those who are working hard to build bridges and create meaningful connections between people. Professional communicators and the organizations for which we work are leading the way in the ongoing struggle to help build not only corporate cultures but a broader societal outlook that values the qualities and experiences that make us unique and in which everyone has a voice. Our awards program aims to recognize those in our profession and the leaders with whom we work who strive each day to advance their D&I messages and to tell their D&I stories.

The ASPC Diversity and Inclusion Communication Awards will honor the top entries among D&I annual reports, heritage and history month campaigns, comprehensive D&I communications strategies and thought leadership. Participants also have an opportunity to nominate an individual representing their organization as one of our inaugural ASPC D&I Communication Champions. Click here for more information about the competition categories.

Winners of the ASPC D&I Communication Awards will receive a plaque signifying their achievements. The ASPC awards committee also may bestow awards for excellence or a certificate of honorable mention upon other exceptional entries.

The deadline for entries for the First Annual ASPC Diversity and Inclusion Communication Awards is Friday, December 22, 2017. Early bird entries received by Friday, December 8, 2017, are eligible for a 15 percent discount on all entry fees.

Click here to submit your entry for the First Annual ASPC Diversity and Inclusion Awards online.*

*Please note, in the spirit of sustainability, we are no longer accepting printed submissions for any of our programs. The online entry form offers multiple options for you to include digital files with your submissions in each category. If you have any issues submitting materials with your entries, please email us at, and we will work with you to arrange an alternative method to send along your related materials.

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