THE #UNAWARDS17 SHORTLIST IS HERE

It’s not an exaggeration to say that it’s been a massive task for the judges.

414 entries is a pretty astonishing return.

Thank you for the time and effort that all entrants took this year. You have done our industry proud.

If you have made it onto the shortlist you should be really proud, it’s a major achievement. And if you didn’t, still be proud.

You can see the shortlist here.

Darren

 

Best communications/digital professional

Albert Freeman, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Ceri Lewis, Christchurch and East Dorset Councils

Melissa Thermidor, NHS Blood and Transplant

Rebecca Beck, South Yorkshire Police

 

Best young communicator

Sam Getliffe, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Liam Ross, Loughborough University

Veronica Beserve, Havering Council

Courtney Baines, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Best social media campaign

Barnsley Council

Essex County Council

Loughborough University (for Youth Sport Trust)

NHS England South

 

Best social media account

Bank of Creativity - One Minute Briefs

Birmingham City Council - Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Keele University - Humour in higher education social media

NHS Blood and Transplant - Saving lives one entry at a time

 

Best collaboration

Loughborough University

West Midlands Combined Authority

Newcastle City Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

 

Best use of ethics and diversity

Joanna Goodwin, the Office of National Statistics

Joanne Cooper, South Yorkshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police Corporate Communication Department

Melissa Thermidor, NHS Blood and Transplant

 

Best crisis/emergency comms

Warwickshire and Coventry Hospitals NHS Trust

Greater Manchester Police

London Ambulance Service

Swindon Borough Council

 

Best internal communications

Loughborough University

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

George Eliot Hospital

QE Hospital Gateshead

 

Best creative communications

Christchurch and East Dorset Councils

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

The University of Salford

Warwickshire County Council

 

Best use of research/evaluation

Hitch Marketing

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Future Dorset (9 Dorset councils)

Nottinghamshire County Council

 

Best use of email

Kirklees Council

Birmingham City Council

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset County Council (Superfast Dorset Team)

 

Best small communications team

Selby District Council

Comms Unplugged (Sally Northeast and Georgia Turner)

Ashfield District Council

Broxtowe Borough Council

 

Best low cost communications

Nottinghamshire County Council

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

North Tyneside Council

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue

 

Best use of video

Derbyshire Constabulary

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Newcastle City Council

 

Best work by an agency or freelancer

Hitch Marketing

Courtyard Marketing

Touch Design

One Black Bear

 

Best communications team (public vote)

The final top 4 is:

South Wales Police

Barking and Dagenham Council

Enfield Council

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

 

Best guest post (public vote)

The final top 4 is:

Shirah Bamber

Lauren Kelly

Amanda Nash

Sally Northeast

 

Lifetime achievement UnAward 2018 (public vote)

Jill Walden

Amanda Coleman