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Featured Member of the Month

Judy Pedersen

is currently the Public Information Officer at the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia, a post she has held for 15 years. Previous to this, she served as the Director of Communications for Anne Arundel County, Md. Her communications background is in radio and newspapers, as well as a short stint in cable television. Pedersen has worked as a radio news reporter, editor of a small town newspaper, wire service stringer, talk show host, and voiceover artist. Her studies have included graduation from broadcasting school as well as work at American University in Washington, D.C.; St. Mary’s College of Maryland and currently, the University of Maryland University College. She makes her home in Solomons Island, Md.

NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards

Call for Award Entries | Link to Webinar Recording on How to Win | Call for Judges | Previous Winners


Call for Entries

Download the Call for Entries Brochure
2015 NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition (posted Sept. 29, 2014)

Be recognized! Enter your product in the NAGC 2015 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition.

This annual international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. We continue to listen to feedback from our industry to ensure that our categories reflect the changing face of communications.


  • Final Submission Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015
  • NAGC members receive discounted entry fees if they had substantial input into the preparation or production of the entry and are listed as a contributor on the entry form.
  • Non-NAGC members: Join NAGC when you submit your entries, and pay the discounted NAGC member entry fee.


Enter as many categories as you choose
The number of opportunities to share your best work, innovation, creativity and use of technology may surprise you. The following examples show the range of opportunities in more than 40 categories, with one winner awarded Best in Show:


Media Relations
Graphic Design

Video, Multimedia
Electronic Communications
Social Media


A FREE Webinar was held on Nov. 5 on "How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award"

If you missed the webinar, you can download or view it here to get tips on from winners and judges on how to submit a winning entry. (NOTE: To view on MAC, use Safari web browser.)


Call for Judges


Download the Call for 2015 Award Judges and Judges Application Form

Judges Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014

Picture yourself as a judge for the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen (BP&GS) Awards! Judging is an honor and a benefit.

  • First, you are considered an expert in your field when you are selected by the BP&GS Awards Committee to judge the works of your peers.
  • Second, you benefit from your exposure to the tremendous talent, creativity and innovation of communicators across government. By volunteering, you learn from your peers while providing a vital service to NAGC.

NAGC Announces 2014 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award Winners!
Rocky View County Communications Award Best in Show

Press Release

NAGC 2014 Awards Program (with complete list of winners)

Additional Award Order Form for 2014


Visit the 2014 NAGC Awards Presentation Photo Gallery


Learn About Past Winners of NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards



Quotes from Past Winners:


"The Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards not only honor the creative excellence of our team members, but demonstrate to our top executives that the work we do is high quality, effective and deserving of continued support." - Sue Sims, Public Affairs Association, California Department of Water Resources

Why Enter the NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Awards?
Just ask Barbara Page...

"Last year I won a Blue Pencil Award for The Book of Air. Apparently, the government of Australia was impressed and invited me to be the keynote speaker and workshop facilitator at their Government Marketing Conference in Canberra. So I'm off to Australia due to [NAGC]. Thought you might like to know. I am also working on an IMAX film on air that is a wonderful project and funded by EPA." - Barbara Page, Ventura, California