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The 2016 International Labor Communications Association Labor Media Contest is now open!

This is your opportunity to enter North America’s largest annual award competition for labor communicators and journalists. Our entry categories are organized in a wide range of media and all work is reviewed and judged by influential communicators, members of the press and established professionals. An award from ILCA distinguishes your union, your work and your ability to communicate with your members.

Entering the contest is easy. All submissions are made online at

Entries can be submitted starting now with the entry deadline set for June 30, 2016.

**Please note that this site is separate from the ILCA website, and that you will need to sign up separately in order to enter the contest, regardless of whether you have a member login for the ILCA site. Your log-in from last year’s contest will not work, so please, create a new account.**

But first things first, you must be an ILCA member to enter your work. You can join online by clicking the Join Us tab. Use your credit card online, or download the form and send us a check in the mail. No matter which way you choose, your membership will give you the benefit of access to the latest wisdom for succeeding through social media, our ILCA online training modules and inspiration to help you navigate the ever changing media world and communicate more effectively with your members.

Our Labor Media Contest Book will give you a thorough explanation of how and what to enter. The categories are designed to ensure fair competition and give you the best shot at taking home one or more of the coveted ILCA Media Award plaques.

This year’s Awards Ceremony will be held in Washington, DC with a tentative date of December 9, 2016. Watch for more information on this soon, but reserve the dates because you won’t want to miss this, the biggest and best gathering of labor communicators in North America.