2017 Awards entry form

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1. Ed Finn Award for excellence in writing [ENGLISH ONLY]. Submit up to two original stories.           
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

2. Best photograph. Submit up to two original photos, in hard copy or URL. Include photographer’s name.
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

3. The Freeperson Award for best cartoon, illustration or infographic. Submit up to two original items, in hard copy or URL. Include artist’s name.
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

4. The Morden Lazarus Prize for best editorial, column, or opinion piece that thoughtfully argues labour’s position on an issue [ENGLISH ONLY]. Submit hard copy or URL. Include the author’s name.

5. The Cliff Scotton Prize for a narrative, video, audio or visual that reflects history, traditions and culture of the labour movement [ENGLISH ONLY]. Submit hard copy or URL. Include the creator's name.

6. The Fighting Oppression Award for a communications initiative that raises consciousness and contributes to struggles against racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and other forms of oppression and discrimination [ENGLISH ONLY]. Submit one initiative, along with a covering note explaining how it achieved change in your organizatio

7. Best campaign. Please include in your submission a write-up about the campaign, the kinds of      material you produced for this campaign, and the successes that the campaign led to.
a) best local campaign (volunteer produced)
b) best local campaign (staff or agency produced)
c) best provincial or national campaign                                                                                            

8. The Katie FitzRandolph Award for best overall regular print publication. Best combined use of writing, graphics, design, editorial content and judgment. Enclose only one edition.
a) Staff produced (ENGLISH ONLY)
b) Volunteer produced (ENGLISH ONLY)
c) Produced in French (FRENCH ONLY)       

9. Rosemarie Bahr award for excellence in print layout and design in regular print publication for imaginative and effective use of graphics, cartoons, photography, typography and layout. Submit only one edition.
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

10. Best opinion, news or feature story that demonstrates excellence in labour writing [FRENCH ONLY]. Submit up to three original stories.
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

11. Best short video, made for TV broadcast or online distribution. Submit URL or file and names of the individuals or agency who produced it.

12. Best narrative video, or video series documentary. Submit URL or file and names of the individuals or agency who produced it.

13. Best audio production: radio ad, podcast. Submit URL or file and names of the individuals or agency who produced it.

14. Best hard copy promotional material (posters, brochures, print ads, buttons, Frisbees etc). Submit sample by mail with a short explanation of where and how the material was used. It can be a set of different materials for the same campaign.

15. Dennis McGann Stroke-of-Genius Award for the most unusual, innovative, novel communications project.) Please attach a statement explaining why it was such a good idea along with any visuals that will aid your submission.

16. Best poster. Submit up to two entries in soft copy only (URL, PDF, JPG etc.).
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

17. Best membership mobilization material. Demonstrate how the material was used for outreach/impact, with a focus on creativity)

18. Best website content. Submit one URL and a password if the judge will need one.
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

19. Best website redesign. Submit one URL and a password if the judge will need one. Please include a short write-up about the redesign process, including the goals you had set out to meet.
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

20. Most innovative online tool. Submit the tool (URL etc.) and explain how this tool was used effectively

21. Best use of social media by a union. Submit links to your social media presence and include an explanation.
a) Staff produced
b) Volunteer produced

Comments

CUPE 1091 CALM Awards 2017

19. Best website redesign, volunteer-producedWe changed our logo and colours, so re-designed the newsletter and website. Our website volunteer has experience in web design and graphics. It is still a work-in-progress.

Features we wanted:-easy for members to navigate on their phones-front-page picture slider that can link to stories-automated RSS feed from CUPE BC and National (to save time)-front-page links to our newsletter, calendar, Facebook & twitter feeds-contact forms for address change, concerns, etc.-place for forms (shop steward info, scholarship applications, etc.)-password-protected roles (not used as yet)

It’s brand-new, still a work-in-progress, and this platform (Drupal 7) makes it easy for us to adapt in response to how our members use it. We still need to update the content, adding more stories from members and integrating content from our newsletter and social media.

For comparison, here is our old website:https://web.archive.org/web/20140517045734/http://cupelocal1091.com/

2. Best Photograph, volunteer-produced.  Photographer: Karen RanallettaWe love the spontaneity in this shot!  We were ready for the usual stilted group shot, but Karen took us by surprise. This got us a lot of Likes on our Facebook page and reminds us that a Union can be a lot of fun!

8. The Katie FitzRandolph Award for best overall regular print publication, volunteer-produced.Like our website, our monthly newsletter was re-designed. We needed to keep certain elements, but wanted to update the design and content as much as possible. Again like our website, this is a work-in-progress.