Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sit In the BIG Chair. . . Be a Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Judge!

by Marisa Ellison, Competitions Director for the National Association of Government Communicators and Customer Relations Manager for the Missouri Department of Transportation (Northeast District)

If you're like me, when you sign up for something, you're in it for the long haul.  You don't give 50% or 75%...you give 110%.  As communicators and public relations professionals, this is the "Type A" coming out in us!  

Since I had experience judging statewide health care awards, volunteering to judge the coveted Blue Pencil/Gold Screen (BP/GS) awards was natural for me.  Now, I'm the chair of the entire awards ceremony!  However, even if you have never judged anything on any scale, even a pet show, we will help you be successful and the rewards are phenomenal!

Think of all the ideas you can steal..ahem...I mean...borrow...or use...or plaguerize.  I use the philosophy "copying is the best form of flattery."  Then, there is just the plain glory of being a recognized as a judge.

Okay...maybe your name isn't in neon lights.  Yet, you have the opportunity to influence and teach.  Isn't that what we love?  We want someone to learn from us.  

So, my question for you is this: Do you have a talent you would like to share to help others learn?  If so, please consider judging the BP/GS awards.  And, to get a taste for what it involves, join us for the "How to Submit A Winning Entry" teleconference on Wednesday, November 14 at 2 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. CST, 11 a.m., PST.  


TELECONFERENCE DETAILS


Free Teleconference: "How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award"
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST, 11 a.m. PST)
Be sure to take advantage of the FREE teleconference on “How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award.” You’ll hear former Blue Pencil & Gold Screen winners provide hot tips and personal secrets to winning Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards. Join judges Debbie Kulik, KDSC/RTI and Jason McDonald, CDC, both past winners on the teleconference taking place at 2 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
Dial In Information:
  • Toll free access: 1-877-366-0711
  • Canadian toll free access: 1-866-627-1651
  • International toll access: 1-302-709-8446
  • Participant passcode: 82194997#

Go to http://www.nagconline.org/Awards/BlueGold.asp#Teleconference14Nov2012 for more information.

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