Friday, March 2, 2018 12:43:00 PM Categories: Awards of Excellence NACIO News

The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) is looking for the best public outreach work in the country for their annual Awards of Excellence competition until April 13.

“Innovation and effectiveness are critical when it comes to communicating with our citizens,” said NACIO President Lori Letzring. “The NACIO Awards of Excellence are designed to spotlight the best of the best from around the country.”

The online competition is open to both members and nonmembers and features the following categories:

  • Annual Reports
  • Brochures, Multiple-page Booklets
  • Publications (Published regularly and for internal use or external distribution)
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Photographs (You may submit original photographs, reproductions, or published copies)
  • Audiovisual Production (Please note playtime on DVDs)
  • Special Projects
  • Electronic Communications



Submissions turned in before March 30 will be: $35 per entry per category for NACIO members and $50 per entry per for non-NACIO members.

Submissions turned in before between March 31 and April 13 will be $50 per entry per category for NACIO members and $65 per entry per category for non-NACIO members.

*Pay online through PayPal with your submission entry

To submit entries click here

Winners will be announced at the National Association of County Officials (NACo) Conference in July in Nashville.


The National Association of County Information Officers was formed in 1966 to bring together communications professionals who wanted to share and exchange information with other county public information officers across the United States. NACIO remains dedicated to improving the professional capabilities of its members through an active listserv, training webinars, workshops at national conferences and other means.

As an active affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACo), NACIO works to promote the value of professional PIOs to county governments and also to promote a better understanding amongst the general public of the roles and responsibilities of county government. NACIO members serve as judges for NACo's annual National County Government Month contest, and NACIO experts present highly entertaining workshops on media relations best practices at the NACo Annual and Legislative conferences.