Earlier this month, The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) presented 100 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards during an awards ceremony held in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, May 12 as part of the NAGC 2022 Communications School.
Dandelions Digital Founder and CEO, Linda Rooney, currently serves as the Competitions Director for the NAGC– running the Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards program during the yearly conference.
Linda joined the board of the National Association of Government Communicators in August 2020. The organization is dedicated to advocating, promoting, and recognizing excellence in government communications. The principal purpose of the NAGC is to advance communication as an essential professional resource at every level of local, state, tribal, and national government. The annual Communications School recognizes leaders in government communication and provides an outlet for public information officers to connect, learn, and network.
As NAGC Competitions Director, Linda guides the operation and planning of the Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards, which rewards excellence in the field of communications with awards in over forty categories.
Her role as Competitions Director is to fulfill tasks, which include the marketing of the awards program and recruiting judges with the expertise required to evaluate entries. In the National Association of Government Communicator’s blog post, “What NAGC Means to Me”, Linda states, “In today’s currently divided state of our nation, the NAGC offers excellent, concrete, and unbiased information on government communications that is vital to any government communications specialist. Informing the public with factual, correctly-sourced, timely, and relevant information has never been more important.” She also states, “NAGC is, in my opinion, the best resource for any government communications employee”.
Linda is working to obtain her APR (Accreditation for Public Relations) through the NAGC. She is looking forward to starting that process and is proud to be a member of the National Association of Government Communicators.
More about the Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards
The Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards recognize excellence in government communication at all levels of government across the nation. Listed as one of the 21 most coveted government leadership awards, the Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards program has 51 categories in which communicators can submit work, reflecting the breadth of tactics employed by government communicators.
The full list of 2022 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen award recipients is available online here.
More about NAGC:
The National Association of Government Communicators is dedicated to advocating, promoting and recognizing excellence in government communication. NAGC is dedicated to providing opportunities for individual professional development and career advancement, enhancing effective communication with constituents, and advancing the profession of government communication. The principal purpose of NAGC is to advance communication as an essential professional resource at every level of local, state, tribal and national government.
Membership is open to anyone performing communications duties within a government entity, whether they are a public information officer, speechwriter, webmaster, social media expert or any other role that advances the message of the agency or organization for which they work.