2021 Gartner Communications Awards

Celebrating global excellence in communications

Key dates

25 January 2021

Entries open

17 April 2021

Entries close (Extended Deadline)

June 2021

Finalists announced

August 2021

Live online event/finalist showcase and winners announced

Last year’s winners and finalists

In 2020, we had an incredible number of entries submitted from organizations across 30 countries. With well over 200 entries to review, our judges narrowed it down to a strong shortlist of 64.

Competition was very tough this year and we're very happy to recognize many great communications teams as highly commended, most innovative and overall category winners. You can watch the 2020 award ceremony and winners announcement by clicking on the following link.

How to Enter

Submissions are now closed for 2021

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 is free and easy. In less than 1,000 words, please provide: 

  • A summary of the business problem that your project/initiative helped solve
  • Evidence of your impact on the business outcome, and/or stakeholder attitude and behavior
  • Details of the initiative

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

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 2021 categories.

Watch 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

Now in its 11th year, the Gartner Communications Awards continue to recognize and reward the professional achievements of communicators around the world, showcasing work that truly pushes the boundaries of the function. It takes exceptional individuals and high-performing teams to deliver game-changing comminications. Watch the awards for an insight into how the worlds best communications teams are performing.

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.