24 May 2012
The PCS communication awards were set up in 2009 to recognise the vital role our reps play in helping members stay informed.
This year’s winner was Companies House, part of BIS Group, whose editorial team produced a series of eye-catching flyers promoting key campaign messages and issues in an entertaining and witty way.
One judge described the flyers as: “Original and fresh with effective calls for action.” The winning team was praised for being engaging and punchy.
Second place went to Nottingham Department for Transport for their “readable and accessible” newsletter Soundbite. “It is very well put together. It is clean and straightforward,” was the consensus.
The award for third place was won by the Identity and Passport Service northwest branch for their “interesting, entertaining and varied” monthly newsletter, North West Graffiti.
“Graffiti reflects the spirit of demonstration and protest. Humour and historic references were effectively used throughout,” summed up one judge.
PCS president Janice Godrich presented the awards. The judging panel included general secretary Mark Serwotka, vice president John McInally, editorial board members and representatives from PCS’s communications department.
Commendations also went to Crown Prosecution Service Northern Branch and Customs House Belfast.