There are some amazing internal communicators in our industry doing brilliant work with limited recognition. The Inside Story Awards are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those people working in internal communication and employee engagement roles for that outstanding work. We know that internal communicators and teams are busy people so it’s quick and easy to enter our awards and not only will you have the chance to win a small prize, we will also showcase the winning entries on our social media channels and website. Best of all, it’s free to enter!

How to enter

We’ve made the Inside Story Awards easy to enter and our entry rules are simple:

There is no entry fee to pay.
You don’t have to be a CIPR member to send us an entry.
You just send us a brief summary which covers the main points of your entry using our online survey entry form.
Your entry can be about internal communication, employee engagement or both.
There are two award categories ‘Best IC work’ and ‘Best IC Team or Person’
You can nominate yourself or someone else for either of the award categories.
Nominees can be an individual or a team.
We just need your name, email address, postal address and a contact telephone number to accept and judge your entry.
Previously submitted and judged entries will not be considered again for an award. So please don’t send us the same entry again!
Please read our Privacy Notice and T&Cs here  before you submit your entry.

Submit your entries here


If you are a winner

If you are one of our award winners, you will receive a small trophy and some official CIPR Inside Story Awards images which you can use on your social media profiles. Your entry will also be showcased on the CIPR Inside website and in our social media feeds. We might also invite you to collaborate with us on a future event or a feature for our website.

Entry dates, judging and announcing the winners

The Inside Story Awards run continuously throughout the year. Deadline dates for your entries are shown below, including when we will judge your entry and when we will announce the winners.

Entry deadline  Winners announced 
 25 July 2021  29 August 2021
 28 November 2021  10 December 2021
20 February 2022  10 March 2022

Learn more about our July 2021 winners here.


If you have any questions about the CIPR Inside Story Awards, please contact us at  ciprinside@gmail.com

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