Nominations for AWC Innovation Award open

Posted by: The Association of Women in Communications - November, 22nd 2016 @ 11:57 am

The Bloomington-Normal community will have the chance to honor women who have gone above and beyond to send a message.


For the first time in its 35-year history, the Communiations (AWC-BN) will open up nominations one of its awards to the
general public. 


“For years, AWC-BN has highlighted the work of McLean County women whose professional and personal efforts embody the ideals of communications,” said AWC-BN President-Elect Kara Snyder. The organization bestows an annual award for excellence in professional communications, known as the AWC Outstanding Woman in Communications. 




This year, AWC-BN is opening up nominations of a newer category—the AWC Innovator Award—to the public. “As the field—and the very spirit of communications—evolves, we know there are women out there who do so much to bring our community together, and we want to celebrate them,” said Snyder.


The AWC Innovation Award honors a woman who has achieved excellence in communicating a project, mission, or event. Innovators use communications to capture audiences and create connections. Their work furthers a goal that benefits the overall community. Working actively in areas such as civic engagement, not-for-profit, education, public health, leadership, and volunteerism, the AWC Innovator is a woman who is not paid to perform communication duties, yet goes above and beyond to find innovative ways to generate interest and inspire others. 


Nominations for the AWC Innovation Award are available online at The deadline for nominations is December 9, 2016. Nominees will be honored, and a winner announced at the AWC Crystal Awards on February 23, 2017, at the DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Illinois.


The  Association  for  Women  in  Communications  is  a  national  organization  working  to  champion  leaders,  build  relations  and  recognize  excellence  for  communicators.    It  is  the  goal  of  AWC  to  inspire,  honor,  and  empower  women  who  contribute  to  our  workforce  and  society.                                    ###