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Welcome to NCMPR's 2024 District Medallion Awards!

The district Medallion Awards, sponsored by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations, recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges in each of seven districts. The regional competition is exclusive to marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges.

NCMPR is the leading professional development organization for two-year college communicators. The organization provides regional and national conferences, webinars, a summer institute, relevant information on emerging marketing and PR trends, and connections to a network of more than 1,700 colleagues across the country. NCMPR is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).


TO SUBMIT ENTRIES, click on your district (in the top navigation bar) or go directly to "My Account." Not sure which district you're in?

NOTE: If you have not entered the Medallion and/or Paragon Awards before in the Open Water platform, you will need to create an account. NCMPR's member portal is not tied to the Open Water platform. 

DISTRICT 1: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.

DISTRICT 2: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia; Bermuda (British Overseas Territory); Puerto Rico (an unincorporated U.S. territory); and U.S. Virgin Islands (U.S. territory). 

DISTRICT 3: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario.

DISTRICT 4: Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.

DISTRICT 5: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Canadian province of Manitoba

DISTRICT 6: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah; America Samoa (U.S. territory); Guam (U.S. Island territory); Federated States of Micronesia; and the Northern Marianas Islands (U.S. commonwealth). 

DISTRICT 7: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

Remember These Deadlines!

Early-bird: July 22 (Entries must be UPLOADED by 11:59 p.m. all time zones.)

Final Deadline: Aug. 5 (Entries must be UPLOADED by 11:59 p.m. all time zones.)


Refer to the Call for Entries Brochure for details about what to enter, how to enter and category requirements. Or contact your district Medallion Awards coordinator. 

* If you are not a member of NCMPR and wish to become one or do not find your college in the drop-down list, contact the national office at (505) 349-0500, or select NONMEMBER from drop-down list.