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GIA Awards for Excellence

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Gold winners of 2021 GIA Awards for Excellence

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 challenging times 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 2022 AAMC GIA Awards for Excellence competition opens September 9, 2021, at 10:00 am ET and closes November 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm ET. Please note the Early Bird deadline is October 7, 2021. 

Submit your entries now on the online portal.

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

2021 Award Winners

Best in Show

One in a Million; University of Utah Health

Pandemic Pivot

UF Health Screen, Test & Protect; University of Florida Health
STEM Education Goes Virtual; University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
COVID-19 Crisis Communications — Johns Hopkins Medicine's Comprehensive Response; Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communications

Print and Digital Publishing

Single or Special Issue

External Audience

Internal Audience

Electronic Communications

Audio and Video


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

2021 Awards for Excellence Recap Videos

2020 Awards for Excellence Winners

2020 Awards for Excellence Recap Videos

2019 Awards for Excellence Recap Videos

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