Deadline & Schedule for Awards of Excellence

The National Association of County Information officer (NACIO) is seeking entries for the 2016 Awards of Excellence. This contest attempts to recognize and award outstanding public relations and public information work being done in counties across the nation.

The Awards of Excellence are open to any county staff that is eligible to join the National Association of Counties (NACo), or any staff of an eligible state counties association. However, entrants are not required to be current members of either NACo, or the NACIO. Entries in Spanish will also be accepted in all categories, and will be assessed by a panel of fluent Spanish speakers.

Early bird entries must be postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017. Final entries must be postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Entry fees are $35 for members and $50 for non-members for each submission (multiple submissions are permitted). If submission payments must be paid via check please send via mail to:

NACIO Awards Contest

C/O Alissa Willett

5105 Laurie Drive

Raleigh, NC 27606

If you have questions about the awards competition please contact Cragin Mosteller, Florida Association of Counties at (850) 922-4300 or