African Excellence Awards


Let the World see your Work!

Unfortunately, due to internal changes we cannot organize this year’s Award. However, we have another competition where global competitors can join in – 

The Digital Communication Awards

Feel free to take a look:


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 & Idea of the Year
02. Campaign & Idea of the Year (small budget)
03. Agency of the Year
04. Communications Team of the Year
05. Technology & Telecommunications
06. Lifestyle & Culture
07. NGOs & Associations
08. Multi-Channel Communications
09. Reputation & Awareness Communications
10. Storytelling
11. Influencer Communications
12. Launch
13. Corporate Responsibility
14. Event & Experiential Marketing
15. Corporate Media

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
The Africa Excellence Awards were unique, exceptional, excellent and gave me an opportunity to meet excellent communicators from all over the African continent.
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