The 2019 Gartner Communications Awards

Celebrating global excellence in communications

Showcasing great communication

Since 2011, the Gartner Communications Awards has been the leading event for recognizing communications initiatives from around the world. Our aim is to support and showcase the great work of communicators who have achieved real, measurable business outcomes in their organizations.

Get global recognition

If you and your team have delivered a successful communications project, whether communicating through major change, engaging employees around a new initiative, shaping your corporate culture or any other topic, we want to hear from you.    

A category for every initiative

Communications comprises so much more than writing press releases and companywide emails. But you already know that. It takes exceptional individuals and high-performing teams to deliver game-changing communications, which is why our awards recognize the many aspects of your work. 

Awards information

We asked communications professionals to show us what they're made of, pitching their achievements against those of some of the world’s best in-house communications teams.

The 2019 categories allowed entrants to demonstrate their commitment to internal or external communications excellence, and were open to all in-house communications teams. 

We made entering really easy. In less than 1,000 words we asked teams to submit:

  • A summary of the business problem that their project/initiative helped solve
  • Evidence of their impact on business outcomes and/or stakeholder attitudes and behaviors
  • Details of the initiative


We can't wait to announce the winners later this year! If you'd like to join the virtual ceremony live on 18 June and learn more about the winning entries, make sure you register to attend. Registration is now open.

Got questions about the awards? Email us for more information.

Key Dates

22 October 2018

Entries open

31 January 2019

Entries close

w/o 25 March 2019

Finalists announced

18 June 2019

Live online event/finalist showcase and winners announced

Attend the awards

We’ll announce the winners at a free live online event that gives you access to exclusive research, Q&A and insight into the winning entries. 

Join your peers from around the world

Why virtual? To make this event truly global and inclusive. Tune in to the awards live online event in May 2019 (details to be confirmed soon) to join hundreds of communications professionals from around the world. The 2018 event was attended by over 230 communications experts from 30 countries, a testament to the awards’ international reach and what a great opportunity they are to connect with other communications practitioners. 

Make it a team event

The virtual format of these awards is perfect for gathering your team and putting a spin on the usual learning & development session. Challenge your team members to take notes on the featured entries and brainstorm solutions to your projects. Alternatively, why not make it a team occasion and throw a viewing party? Whether it’s an after-work event, lunchtime huddle or a breakfast social, this is a great opportunity to get everyone together.

Registration to attend the event on 18 June is now open. 

2018 finalists and winners

We are looking forward to announcing the 2019 winners and sharing submission highlights with you. In the meantime, let's look back at last year's finalists and winners. 

Our panel of judges selected 67 finalists from a formidable list of over 280 submissions received from 25 countries. With a focus on internal communications, the shortlist showcased truly innovative, impressive and inspiring initiatives from communications teams of all sizes and industries.

Winners included big consumer retail brands, international financial institutions, national healthcare providers and IT software companies. You can watch the announcement of the winners and learn more about the winning entries below, or download the 2018 awards highlights e-book below. 

Download the 2018 Highlights Booklet

Find out which initiatives were shortlisted and ultimately won the 2018 awards

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