University Excellence in Communications Awards

Telling the ongoing story of UT to our many different audiences is critical to our success as an institution. To showcase the best of those efforts, the university created awards for excellence in communications across campus. The program is coordinated by University Communications.


Please review the 11 categories below and consider nominating your team, yourself, or any other UT Austin communication staff member or team for an award for any communications work that was completed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Award Categories

Small But Mighty
For exceptional work by teams of three or fewer people in an office, school or unit that have a big impact

Cross-University Collaboration
For exceptional work by multiple teams and individuals, collaborating across campus

Media Relations
For exceptional work with external media

Websites and Applications
For exceptional work on digital platforms such as websites, web and mobile applications, augmented reality, and/or virtual reality applications

Visual Design
For exceptional work by designers, online or in print

Photography and Video
For exceptional work by photographers and videographers

Social Media
For offices, schools, or units with the best social media strategy demonstrated by a campaign or overall presence

For exceptional long-form and/or short-form writing published online or in print, single articles or multiple stories.

For exceptional publications produced online or in print

Marketing & Development Campaigns
For exceptional campaigns including digital and/or print campaigns

Community Outreach
For exceptional outreach efforts to external communities and community partners in the state of Texas.

Deadline for Nominations

The deadline for nominations is June 28, 2019.

How to Nominate

Thank you for helping us celebrate the best in university communications. You may nominate any UT Austin staff member or team for one or more of these awards using the University Excellence in Communications Nomination Form.


Contact University Communications: 512-471-3151