The 2020 Gartner Communications Awards

Celebrating global excellence in communications

2020 Finalists

Thank you to everyone who submitted an award this year. We have had another incredible number of entries submitted from organizations across 30 countries. With well over 200 entries to review, our judges have narrowed it down to a shortlist of 64. Congratulations to all of our finalists, and good luck!

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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. View the 2020 categories.

Key dates

6 January 2020

Entries open

27 March 2020

Entries close (Extended Deadline)

June 2020

Finalists announced

July/August 2020

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 live online event in July/August to join your peers from around the world in celebrating communications excellence. The 2019 event was attended by communicators from more than 25 countries, a testament to the awards’ international reach and the great opportunity they provide communications practitioners to connect.

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 and development session. Challenge your team members to take notes on the featured entries and brainstorm solutions to your projects. Or, why not make it a team occasion and throw a viewing party? Whether it’s an after-work event, a lunchtime huddle or a breakfast social, this is a great opportunity to get everyone together.

Registration to attend the event will open soon.

2019 winners and finalists

Our panel of judges selected 64 finalists from a formidable list of submissions from 25 countries. The shortlist showcases truly innovative, impressive and inspiring initiatives from communications teams of all sizes and industries.

Winners came from a wide range of industries, including aviation, management consulting, financial services, credit reporting and chemicals. You can watch the 2019 awards ceremony and winners’ announcements by clicking on the following links.