The Communicator Awards 28th Annual Call for Entries

Communication is Everything

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Enter Now in the 28th Annual Call for Entries   Final Entry Deadline: January 28, 2022.

Honoring excellence in strategic, effective, and meaningful communication across digital, video, podcasts, marketing, mobile, print, and more.

New Categories

How we communicate continues to advance in the connected world in which we live. For this year's competition we've introduced new categories for Virtual & Remote as well as expanded Podcast categories to recognize leading techniques being used throughout the industry. See the categories…

The Academy

Communication is full of heavy hitters.
Our judging body, the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) includes some of the biggest names in the industry from all areas of marketing and communication. The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts sanctions all judging and maps the strategic direction for the Communicator (this competition), Davey (honoring the best small shops worldwide), and w3 (celebrates digital excellence by honoring outstanding Websites, Marketing, Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social, and Podcasts) awards programs. All members of the Academy have demonstrable expertise in the categories they review. Learn About Judging…

Award of Excellence Winners

Communication is respectful of its history.
Congratulations to our past Award of Excellence Winners for their work in representing the very best in marketing and communication. Visit the Winners Gallery…

Poetry Contest

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Calling Maryland poets age 18 and older! Submit a poem to the Enoch Pratt Free Library Poetry Contest for the chance to be published and featured.

Maryland poets, this free contest is for you! The winning poem will be published in Little Patuxent Review and celebrated at a public reading hosted by the Pratt Library and Little Patuxent Review. It may also be displayed at the Central Library or turned into a collectible broadside.

Contest Rules

  • Entrants must be Maryland residents, 18 or older.
  • Paid or volunteer staff of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Little Patuxent Review and their immediate families are not eligible, nor are previous Pratt Library Poetry Contest first-place winners.
  • Please send only one original poem, on any theme and in any form, for consideration.
  • Your entry must be unpublished, either in print or online, including personal blogs, Facebook, or Twitter. It cannot be currently under review for possible publication.
  • Your entry must not exceed 100 lines.
  • Submit your typed entry as a Microsoft Word attachment by email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or by mail to:
    Poetry Contest
    Humanities Department Pratt Library
    400 Cathedral St.
    Baltimore  MD  21201-4484.
  • All entries must be received by Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
  • Please submit your name, address, phone number, and a brief biography on a separate page. Please do not put your name, address, phone number, or biography on the entry itself. Our judges will see only the poem.
  • Confirmation of receipt and comments on your entry will not be provided, nor will your entry be returned to you. These rules are also available on the contest page, where an announcement of the winner will be posted in mid-April: prattlibrary.org/poetry-contest
  • Book title box for Little Patuxent ReviewThe winning poem will be published in Little Patuxent Review and celebrated at a public reading hosted by the Pratt Library and Little Patuxent Review. It may also be displayed at the Central Library or turned into a collectible broadside.

Learn More

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Interested in past winners? Check out the poems that won in previous years. (.pdf)


Updates for the 2022 STC Alliance Competition

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Dear STC Alliance Competition Entrants, Judges, and Supporters:

Thank you all for making the 2021 competition a success! With a boon of 54 entries and 54 judges last year, we have a strong foundation to build upon and make our 2022 competition even stronger.

Entries Deadline: September 12, 2022

We are writing to let you know what we have decided to postpone the 2022 Entries Deadline to SEPTEMBER 12, 2022. This brief time-out will allow us to:

Volunteer to Judge and More

  • It is not too early to volunteer to judge to help us deliver the professional results our entrants have come to expect. If you are interested in judging, you can apply now to judge.
  • If you have the bandwidth right now, help us take a fresh look and improve on our communications, forms, and processes. Interested in helping with social media, marketing, awards, and updating the website, please reply to this message at Volunteer for other stuff and we will contact you.

2022 Schedule

The 2022 schedule is as follows:

  • September 12, 2022 – Deadline for Submission of Entries
  • September 26 – November 19 – Judging Phase
  • December 10 – Consensus Day If everything works, results can be available before the holidays!

Thanks and we look forward to working with you again this Competition season!

Carolyn Kelley Klinger, Chair, STC Alliance Competition