IPAA Victoria

Communication Excellence Award

Communication Excellence Award

Delivering public value through communication excellence

Smart communication has the ability to effect change and be critical to the success of government’s policies, programs and projects. This award recognises excellence in communication, both internal and external, and awards initiatives that deliver public value through innovative communication.


Nominations should demonstrate and provide evidence of:

  1. An innovative, new or unique approach to communication

  2. Partnership(s) and collaboration to achieve better community outcomes

  3. New technology and digital approaches

  4. Purposeful engagement with intended audience(s)

  5. Alignment to the organisation’s business objectives and strategy

  6. Evidence of efficient use of funds to deliver outcomes, e.g. expenditure vs. ROI

  7. Measurable public value and comprehensive evaluation of meeting outcomes/objectives

  8. Above standard practice relative to the organisation size and its core business. 

Nominations have now closed.

The Communication Excellence Award is proudly sponsored by the TAC - Transport Accident Commission

Nominations Tips

Each year our judges tell us that evidence is critical to an award-winning nomination. Be sure to provide data and evidence to support the statements you make in your nomination.

  1. If your project or initiative is still in its infancy and you don’t have any tangible evidence to support its nomination, you might want to consider applying in a subsequent year.

  2. Make sure you address all of the criteria for the award category you’re nominating in.

  3. Write clearly, to the point, and back up your statements.

  4. Be sure to use the option to provide supporting documents. This is your chance to show, rather than tell, of your project or initiative’s merit.

  5. That said, curate what you provide as supporting documents. Our judges have to examine a number of nominations; don’t make it hard for them to find the compelling evidence.

  6. If you have a query, email awards@vic.ipaa.org.au.