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It’s back – the best free learning event in the comms calendar – the UnAwards Winners Masterclass. They will be the hottest ticket around and so here’s how you can try to grab one…

by Darren Caveney

The UnAwards 2019 generated a staggering 350 entries and the quality of the work submitted was higher than ever.

What did it take to win?

Attending the Masterclass each year is a unique opportunity to hear, first hand, the experiences, tips and lessons which lie behind the winners’ work.

The low-down…

There will be two free ticket releases taking place at noon on:

  • Thursday 5 March

  • Thursday 12 March

Demand for these tickets will be high – last year they were snapped up in 60 seconds so please set your alarms and be quick off the mark.

You can get your tickets HERE.

Where and when?

The Masterclass will take place at The Studio, Birmingham, just a 3-4 minute walk from New Street train station.

Registration will be from 9.30am where you will be greeted with fresh coffee and pastries. We’ll begin the event at 10am. We’ll be finished c4.30pm.

120 tickets will be made available – brilliant, £free learning

Confirmed speakers include:

  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets – Best social media campaign

  • Local Government Association – Best collaboration

  • Sheffield Children’s Hospital – Best use of research and evaluation

  • Office of the Public Guardian – Best use of internal communications

  • Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Constabulary and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service – Best crisis communication

  • Loch Lommond and the Trossachs National Park – Best low cost communications

  • Doncaster Council – Best social media account

  • London Borough of Barking and Dagenham – Best use of video

  • Network Rail – Supporting health and wellbeing

  • Kathy Kyle, Amplia Group – Best work by an agency

Post-event meal

This will take place at my favourite Birmingham restaurant – 7pm at Indian Streatery, Bennetts Hill B2 5QP.

Further event information will be announced only on the official comms2point0 channels – here on this site and on the @comms2point0 Twitter. So keep them peeled.

Huge thanks…

to the official UnAwards Winners Masterclass partner, the Local Government Association, and official sponsors, CAN Digital and Granicus.

I could not put this annual Masterclass on without the continued support of these people so thank you on behalf of the industry.

See you there 😊

Darren Caveney is creator of comms2point0, UnAwards organiser, and owner of creative communicators ltd

Original source – comms2point0 free online resource for creative comms people – comms2point0

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