i-COMM Awards


The i-COMM Awards recognize the best in internal communication of benefits. EBN honors communication initiatives that advance the objectives of the benefits/HR department and the strategic goals of an organization, including but not limited to increasing employees' benefit participation, helping employees derive greater value from benefits, improving employee satisfaction and/or achieving cost savings.

Submissions will be based on active websites, emails, intranet pages, print and other communication vehicles. The i-COMM Awards are open to all companies that have an HR/benefits department and/or employee communications division.

The i-COMMs are awarded in four categories:

  • Best Overall Communications Campaign
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Best Intranet/Employee Portal Design & Usability
  • Best Print or Online Employee Newsletter

A panel of EBN editors, former i-COMM winners and other industry leaders will evaluate all i-COMM nominees. Judging criteria include recent achievements involving innovative multi-year projects, professional recognition and depth of experience. Nominations for the i-COMM Awards must be submitted online at ebn.benefitnews.com/icommawards by Friday, June 8 at 5 p.m. ET.

While there is space for indepth descriptions of nominees’ achievements, submitted material need not be limited to the nomination form. Supporting information - documentation of achievements, or letters of support or endorsement from other colleagues/business contacts - is encouraged, and may be submitted via email to kelley.butler@sourcemedia.com or by snail mail to:

Kelley M. Butler
Editor-in-Chief
Employee Benefit News
c/o SourceMedia Inc.
4401 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 910
Arlington, VA 22203

All winners will be notified by June 30, profiled in the Sept. 1 issue of EBN and announced at the 25th annual Benefits Forum & Expo, to be held Sept. 9-11 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix.