Call for Entries: 2020 IABC/SC Palmetto Awards
We are now accepting entries for the 2020 Palmetto Awards, and it’s time to enter your work! The South Carolina chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators will honor winners at a virtual awards reception this December. To be considered, all you have to do is upload your entry and work samples here after registering.
Judging and Winning
Entries are judged and scored individually, not against other entries in a category. An entry can receive an Award of Merit or an Award of Excellence based on the score. Click here to view the rules.
Types of Entries
Entries range from communication management, visual communications, media relations, and much more. If you can communicate it, odds are you can submit it for an award! Click here to view all award categories.
Contest Period, Deadlines and Details
- The deadline to enter is Friday, September 18 at 5:00 pm
- All entries must have been produces between June 1, 2019 and the day of submission.
- You do not have to be an IABC member to enter, but members do receive discount pricing.
Click here to view the full entry guidelines. Here is how to enter:
1. Select a work sample. Tell your best story.
2. Choose a category. You may enter the same work in multiple categories.
3. Complete the work plan. Each entry must have a separate work plan.
4. Upload your completed entry here.
5. Pay the entry fee with a check, credit card or money order.
*Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
- IABC Members: $75
- Non-members: $90
- Students: $25
For more information, please contact Emily Eckert, Palmetto Awards Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 803.240.2011.
Congratulations to all of our 2019 Award Winners!
|Entry Category||Entry Title||Entrant Name||Company Name||Award|
|Issues Management and Crisis Communication||Hurricane Florence Response and Recovery Efforts||Office of Communications & Public Affairs||SC DHEC||Star of the Show|
|Internal Communication||We Are DHEC||Office of Strategy & Engagement||SC DHEC||Award of Merit|
|Employee Engagement||Fearless Day of Service||Community Relations||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Advertising Campaign||Qmmunity Campaign||Kate Sanders and Mark Alison||Alison South Marketing Group||Award of Excellence|
|Advertising Campaign||REALationships101 Campaign||Flock and Rally with SCCADVASA||Flock and Rally: Integrated Communications for a Brave New South||Award of Excellence|
|Advertising Campaign||Civil Rights: It Still Matters Fair Housing Month Campaign||Magnolia Salas||Richland County Government||Award of Excellence|
|Advertising Campaign||SC WIC Transitions to eWIC||South Carolina WIC Program||SCDHEC- WIC||Award of Excellence|
|Brand Communication||Asphalt Works! Campaign||Flock and Rally with S.C. Asphalt Pavement Association||Flock and Rally: Integrated Communications for a Brave New South||Award of Excellence|
|Brand Communication||Hire Me SC Workforce Development Campaign||Flock and Rally with Able SC||Flock and Rally: Integrated Communications for a Brave New South||Award of Excellence|
|Marketing Communication||SCSM Let’s Go L.E.A.R.N. brand and Van Wrap||Injeanious Media and the South Carolina State Museum||Injeanious Media||Award of Merit|
|Marketing Communication||2019 Bridge Conference Promotions||Softdocs Marketing Communications||Softdocs||Award of Merit|
|Marketing Communication||Ellucian Live Complimentary Campaign||Softdocs Marketing Communications||Softdocs||Award of Merit|
|Marketing Communication||ImageNow Be Sweet Campaign||Softdocs Marketing Communications||Softdocs||Award of Merit|
|Customer Relations||Testing, Testing, A1C||Todd Hudak and Laura Hernandez||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Customer Relations||Can the Grease||Communications Department & Sewer Department||Greer Commission of Public Works||Award of Merit|
|Media Relations||SC Fatherhood and Male Achievement Conference||Bianca Crawford Shelton||The Crawford Austin Agency||Award of Merit|
|Community Relations||School Flu Toolkit||Office of Communications & Public Affairs||SC DHEC||Award of Excellence|
|Issues Management and Crisis Communication||Hurricane Florence Response and Recovery Efforts||Office of Communications & Public Affairs||SC DHEC||Award of Excellence|
|Social Media Programs||Driving the Community||Angela Chang and Dustin Turner||Alison South Marketing Group||Award of Merit|
|Social Media Programs||British Airways Launch at Charleston International Airport||Charleston International Airport & Chernoff Newman||Chernoff Newman||Award of Merit|
|Government Communication Programs||Find Your Money Monday Social Media Campaign||Communications Division||SC Office of the State Treasurer||Award of Merit|
|Government Communication Programs||Dedication to Education||SC Department of Education & Chernoff Newman||Chernoff Newman||Award of Excellence|
|Nonprofit Campaigns||South Carolina Bar Cinderella Project||South Carolina Bar||South Carolina Bar||Award of Merit|
|Nonprofit Campaigns||Designing a Digital Experience; The New RichlandLibrary.com||Marketing and Digital Strategy Department||Richland Library||Award of Excellence|
|Communication Management (Student Entry)||Commit 2 Connect||The Carolina Agency||University of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Communication Training and Education||Photo, Video & Media Requests Training||Community Relations Department||Richland Library||Award of Excellence|
|Special Events||Blue Bike||Corporate Marketing Communications||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Special Events||2019 State Government Career Fair||Office of Communications & Human Resources||SC DHEC||Award of Excellence|
|Special Events||Tour de Tech South Carolina||Tour de Tech South Carolina Team||SC Technical College System||Award of Excellence|
|Digital Communication||South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation Website||Promotion and Education Team/CyberWoven||South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation||Award of Merit|
|Digital Communication||Office of the State Treasurer Website Revamp||Communications Division||SC Office of the State Treasurer||Award of Excellence|
|Audio/Visual||Introducing “Flip & Give”||NP Strategy||NP Strategy||Award of Merit|
|Audio/Visual||Plant a Seed 75th Anniversary||Lauren Prettyman||South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation||Award of Merit|
|Audio/Visual||The ABC’s of Safe Sleep and Preventing Abusive Head Trauma||Office of Communications & Public Affairs||SC DHEC||Award of Excellence|
|Publications||Giving Magazine||Corporate Marketing Communications||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Publications||2018 Greer Station Gift Guide||Katie Howell||Greer Development Corporation||Award of Merit|
|Publications||South Carolina CPA Report magazine||SCACPA Communications Team||SCACPA||Award of Excellence|
|Publication Design||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation Biannual Report||Laura Hernandez||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Publication Design||Giving Magazine||Kerry Johnston||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Publication Design||Women’s Health – Monthly Health Campaign||Laura Hernandez||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Publication Design||Richland County 2019 Calendar||Magnolia Salas||Richland County Government||Award of Excellence|
|Publication Design||SC Farmer Magazine||Promotion and Education Team||South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation||Award of Excellence|
|Writing||Giving Magazine||Corporate Marketing Communications||BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina||Award of Merit|
|Writing||From Waste to Winner||Stephanie Sox and Lauren Prettyman||South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation||Award of Excellence|
|Communication Skills (Student Entry)||Synthesis magazine||Synthesis Magazine Team||Anderson University||Award of Merit|
|Communication Skills (Student Entry)||“Time After Time” Senior Prom||The Carolina Agency||University of South Carolina||Award of Merit|