The 2020 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. Start your submission today.

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.

How to enter

Submit your entry and share your proudest achievement 

Show us what you’re made of. Submit your entry today and go head-to-head with some of the world’s best in-house communications teams.

A category for every initiative

This year’s categories allow you to demonstrate your commitment to internal or external communications excellence. They are open to all in-house communications teams. 

Start your submission today

Entering couldn’t be easier. In less than 1,000 words, provide us with:

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

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

Key dates

6 January 2020

Entries open

20 March 2020

Entries close

May 2020

Finalists announced

July 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 to join hundreds of 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 opens in April. 

2019 winners and finalists

Our panel of judges selected 64 finalists from a formidable list of well over 200 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.