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Ragan Communications Calls for Entries for its Employee Communications Awards 2012 Contest


Publisher Mark Ragan expects “a record number of entries” this year in the longest-running, biggest annual internal communications award program outside of IABC's Gold Quill awards

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 01, 2012

Lawrence Ragan Communications issued its first call for entries for its [Employee Communications Awards 2012 contest. The contest's Early Bird deadline is December 7. The final date entries may be posted is December 21.

The fee for entries submitted by December 7 is $175, going up to $225 for entries submitted between December 7 and December 21.

Mark Ragan, publisher of, speaking about the 2011 Employee Communications Awards, said: “Last year we didn't know what to expect. We had created 20 or so social media categories in which we'd never offered prizes. And we were just staggered by our readers' enthusiasm. We got more than 350 entries."

“This year, we've slimmed down the number of categories a bit, mostly by combining categories. We've tried to make it more immediately apparent to contestants what category affords them the best chance of making the final cut."

“I think that this year, with a trimmer category structure, which we hope will attract more editors, writers and social media specialists, 400 to 500 entries is certainly not out of the question."

“Last year, we drew some unbelievably imaginative print and electronic campaign entries. Anybody who says print is dead, or even dying, doesn't know what they're talking about. We saw proof to the contrary last year.”

Those interested may scan the Employee Communications Awards 2012 categories by clicking here.

The preferable way to enter these awards is to go online and submit the synopsis and materials electronically. Ragan Communications does, of course, accept mailed entries.

For questions about the 2012 Awards, please call Ragan Awards Coordinator Lauren Yanow at 312-960-4167 or email her at laureny (at) ragan (dot) com.

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