Showcase your local union's best work
The Federation honors excellence and innovation in local union communications at the CFT Convention. The contest is a great way to recognize the efforts of union volunteers, leaders, and staffpersons who work hard to convey the union’s message. It’s also a great way to acknowledge the commitment your local union has made to succeed.
Smaller locals and larger locals compete separately in seven basic categories of communications. In those categories, entries from locals with fewer than 500 unit members are judged independent of entries from locals with more than 500 unit members. This is a unique opportunity for many locals. Don’t miss it!
Call for Entries
Call for Entries: One short page of contest rules and a summary page that lists and describes the categories.
How to Enter
All entry forms for the CFT Communications Awards are posted here as single-page fillable pdf documents. Download only the forms you need and fill them out electronically in the free software Adobe Reader. (Note: If your browser is set to view pdfs, we suggest that you download the forms first and open them in Adobe Reader. This will ensure that you are able to fill out and save your completed forms.)
Contest Entry Form: Must be submitted with your entries and signed by the local president.
Category Forms: Each entry must be accompanied by a Category Form. These contain category descriptions and instructions for submission.
Submitting entries: Mail entries to CFT Communications Awards, 2001 Center Street, Suite 600, Berkeley CA 94704. Some entries may be emailed. Please read the Call for Entries for more details.
Best News Writing
Best Feature Writing
Web & Social Media
Best Original Art
Best Flyer or Poster
Best Use of Graphics
Campaigns & Special Projects
Best Bulletin Series
Best Single Effort
Best Public Relations Activity