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Call for Entries

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2017 Paragon Awards:
Call for Entries

NCMPR's prestigious Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges. It's the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges.

Entries are now being accepted for this year's competition, and the winners will be announced at the 2018 national conference, scheduled March 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Entry Deadlines

Early Bird: Monday, Oct. 2
Mail-in entries must be POSTMARKED on or before Oct. 2. Electronic entries must be UPLOADED by 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

Regular (and final): Monday, Oct. 16
Mail-in entries must be POSTMARKED by Oct. 16. (To ensure prompt delivery, send overnight or express mail.) Electronic entries must be UPLOADED by 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

Entry Fees

Early-Bird: $35 per entry
Regular: $40 per entry

$80 per entry

Call for Entries Brochure

Read this BROCHURE for complete details about what to enter, how to enter, category guidelines and judging.

Submission Procedures:
FAQs and Important Changes

Paragon entries will be submitted on a new online awards platform -- the same one used for this year's district Medallion contests. There have been a few changes to the categories and requirements, so be sure to read carefully the Call for Entries brochure and follow all the guidelines.

To help, here's a FLIER with answers to frequently asked questions and notes about some important changes.


Call the national office at (505) 349-0500.



This will take you to the award site.


Read carefully for category requirements and submission guidelines.



Get answers to frequently asked questions.