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GIA Awards for Excellence

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The GIA Awards for Excellence Competition is an annual, peer-reviewed competition that recognizes outstanding work by members of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) and their staff. The awards honor the most creative and effective approaches used to promote academic medicine through alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and public affairs/community relations programs and projects.

Interested in Submitting Your Work?

We want to recognize the outstanding work you’ve produced to help advance your institution to greatness. You’ve been responding to the pandemic and, at the same time, creating innovative campaigns, writing articles, organizing alumni and community events, revamping your digital presence, and, most important, demonstrating the value of your institution to your community. Now is the time to show off your work and be recognized!

The 2021 AAMC GIA Awards for Excellence competition is closed.  

Please note that there are some category and submission format changes in this year’s program.

2021 Award Winners

Best in Show and Pandemic Pivot to be announced on April 28, 3:30-4:00 pm ET at the Awards for Excellence Virtual Celebration.

Print and Digital Publishing

Single or Special Issue

External Audience

Internal Audience

Electronic Communications

Audio and Video

Websites

Social Media

The Robert G. Fenley Writing Awards

Basic Science Staff Writing

General Staff Writing

Solicited Articles

News Releases

Special Events, Projects, Programs, or Campaigns

The “Shoestring” Award

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives 

Crisis Management

2021 Honorable Mention Award Winners

2020 Awards for Excellence Winners

2020 Awards for Excellence Recap Videos

2019 Awards for Excellence Recap Videos

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