Judging Criteria & Honors

  • Judging Criteria

    Each entry will be judged by a panel of communications professionals utilizing a rubric designed for each specific category. This valuable feedback will be provided for all entries. Please note that certain categories may have specific requirements, which are listed with the category descriptions. Overall, judges will consider factors such as:

    • Writing style and clarity
    • How design supports the message
    • Effectiveness of the communications tool for the intended audience


    Each entry will be evaluated and assigned an award category based on points received. 

    • Perfect Score!: 100 points
    • Award of Excellence: 89 to 99 percent of possible points
    • Award of Merit: 78 to 88 percent of possible points
    • Honorable Mention: 67 to 77 percent of possible points