African Excellence Awards


Let the World see your Work!

The African Excellence Awards 2018

Join the Awards and celebrate with us in Dublin on 6 December!

Early Deadline

20 September

Late Deadline

10 October


6 December


The Excellence Awards

The African Excellence Awards were created to honour the most outstanding achievements of communications professionals in their field. In addition to this, the Awards also provide an excellent networking forum for all attendees and take a comprehensive look at communications achievements across Africa.

The Awards are part of a global implementation of Excellence Awards, also rolled out in Asia-Pacific, North America, Latin America and Europe.

The African Excellence Awards recognise the best in the African PR and communications community. By entering these awards you can:

  • Let your reputation flourish
  • Celebrate with your peers
  • Announce your success
  • Build your brand
  • Motivate your team
  • Discover your potential

The Awards are hosted by Communication Director, an internationally-focused magazine for corporate communications, PR and public affairs. Featuring opinion pieces, case studies and reports, Communication Director is a knowledge-sharing platform for communicators. Its articles are written by senior-level professionals at some of Europe’s largest companies and organisations, as well as prominent academics and thought leaders. As the partner publication of the European Association of Communication Directors, the largest network of in-house communicators working in Europe, the magazine was a natural choice to host the Awards and to honour outstanding communications accomplishments in Europe. Communication Director is part of the Quadriga portfolio.

Meet the Jury


Here is a sneak peak at some of the categories you can apply for. Make sure to click the categories tab above or directly below to see them all!

01. Campaign of the Year
02. Campaign of the Year (small budget)
03. Innovation of the Year
04. Agency of the Year
05. Communications Team of the Year
06. Transport & Logistics
07. Energy
08. Technology & Telecommunications
09. Industrials
10. Finance
11. Health & Chemicals
12. Lifestyle & Culture
13. Science & Education
14. Travel & Tourism
15. Food & Beverage
16. Sustainability & Environment
17. Government Agencies & Parties
18. NGOs & Associations
19. Multi-Channel Communications
20. Multi-Market Communications
21. Viral Communications
22. Internal Communications
23. Crisis & Reputation Communications
24. Storytelling
25. Content Marketing
26. Brand Relationship
27. Influencer Communications
28. Launch
29. Corporate Responsibility
30. Event & Experiential Marketing
31. Public Affairs
32. Recruiting & Employer Branding
33. Corporate Publication
34. Film & Video
35. Website
36. Social Media
37. Mobile Apps

Entry Information

Make sure you don’t miss out on this prestigious global celebration of PR excellence. The intranet for submissions is open. For more detailed information on how to enter please see the FAQ’s.

Step 1

Register on our online application platform

Step 2

Go through our online application checklist

Step 3

Choose the right category for your project

Step 4

Fill out your application online

Step 5

Upload supporting material

Step 6

Submit your application online

What our customers say

The African Excellence Awards was a true inspiration - to go out and do more good work!
Leonie Bolleurs, University of the Free State
I think its great that these awards have been extended to Africa.  There were great agencies and great people at the inaugural African Excellence Awards, the case studies were terrific, the spirit of transparency and sharing was evident – African solutions for Africa.  Hats off!”
Kevin Welman
The Africa Excellence Awards were unique, exceptional, excellent and gave me an opportunity to meet excellent communicators from all over the African continent.