Some big news your favourite industry awards has dropped…
by Darren Caveney
The UnAwards – as well as being a prestigious and recognised comms industry awards event – have also become a rather special end of year celebration for the UK communications and PR industry. It’s become something of an annual pre-christmas pilgrimage for communicators from England, Scotland and Wales to travel to Birmingham to attend the big day.
I believe it’s the best industry networking and connecting day of the year. The cool cinema experience is unique and has become synonymous with the UnAwards.
The 7th annual UnAwards are to run on 11 December 2020. But, damned Covid.
Could they be run this year via Zoom or Teams? Yes.
Would it be the same without the buzz of the room, the tears when people win, the love and warmth seeing and meeting colleagues old and new each year?
To be honest, no not really.
So. as David Brent famously once said, there’s good and news and bad news.
First, the bad news
The full ceremony for the UnAwards 2020 won’t take place in December. I know. The UnAwards are a passion project, a not-for-profit chance to do my bit to fly a flag for creative communicators. So I’m sad about this.
But now the really good news
The 7th annual UnAwards are being pushed into 2021.
And there’s an exciting plan to make them even bigger and better than ever before.
I’m currently in talks with suppliers and sponsors about delivering something a little bit special.
With Covid restrictions of course it’s slightly difficult to plan but I’m looking at late May/early June 2021.
I’m really excited about delivering what would be a brilliantly different event, and chance for us all to get back together face-to-face when we’re able to once again. Wow, do we all need that to look forward to.
Keep tuning in here and on @comms2point0 official channels for more updates soon.
And there’s actually more good news…
The highly prized comms2point0 Guest Blog Post of the Year UnAward will still run on 11 December.
comms2point0 is home to 1.5k blog posts, sharing insight, case studies and lessons. The posts play an important role in our shared learning, as well as giving profile to the writer’s and organisation’s achievements.
So a special live Zoom webinar will take place on the morning of 11 December to celebrate the shortlistees and to announce the winner. The winner is selected via a public vote, all to be launched later on this month.
Would you like to take part in the ceremony?
Places will be limited so please email me at email@example.com and I’ll add you to the list.
It should be lots of fun and the competition this year is white hot.
See you there.
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