European Communication Award

Each year the EACD presents the European Communication Award in a gala ceremony held at the European Communication Summit.

European Communication Award

The European Communication Award presented by the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) aims to honour outstanding communications and public relations achievements on a European level.

By awarding outstanding public relations and communication strategies and projects conducted by communications teams and young communicators, the EACD aims to attract, inspire and engage current and future communication leaders to drive excellence in our profession. With their work, our awarded teams and young professionals promote relevant standards and advance communication profession.


EACD members and other in-house communicators can submit their extraordinary communication efforts from the past year to apply for the title “Communications Team of the Year” in the categories “Company” and “Non-Profit Organisation”. Organisations and agencies are also invited to suggest particularly successful teams they have worked with.

Moreover, talented communicators under the age of 35 can submit their innovative projects to apply for the title “Young Communicator of the Year”. By recognising outstanding communications projects that deal with innovative ideas, the EACD actively contributes to shaping the future of the communications profession. Young professionals who are shortlisted for the Young Communicators Award are invited to attend the European Communication Summit free of charge and will receive reimbursement for travel expenses.

Jury and voting

The award jury is comprised of EACD board members as well as regional and working group coordinators who will look at all submissions and decide on a shortlist of three organisations per category and three young communicators. Once the shortlist is published all nominees will be asked to submit short videos introducing themselves and their projects.

European Communication Summit

A representative of the communications departments of the final three of each category as well as the three finalists of the Young Communicators Award will be invited to join the European Communication Summit on June 29th and 30th at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels.

The nominees are asked to present their projects in front of an experienced audience of in-house communicators on June 29th who will vote for the winner. The teams and young communicator receiving most votes will be honoured with the European Communication Award and their project will be featured in the EACD’s partner magazine, Communication Director (The Young Communicator of the Year will receive a free annual subscription of the magazine).


If you have any questions about the European Communication Award or the submission, please don’t hesitate to contact Pia Langmann.