Recognizing Excellence in Design and Communication at the District Level 

The NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges in each of NCMPR's seven districts. The regional competition is exclusive to marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges.

2024 Call for Entries

Entry Deadlines 

  • EARLY BIRD: July 22 
  • REGULAR: August 5 

Entries must be UPLOADED by 11:59 p.m. all time zones.

Entry Fees

  • $35 per entry (early bird)
  • $50 per entry (after July 22 through August 5)
  • $80 per entry (nonmembers)

Contest Details

Medallion entries are submitted on an online awards platform. Be sure to carefully read the Call for Entries brochure for contest rules, submission instructions and category details. 

Call for Entries Brochure Click Here To Submit Your Entries

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. 

Medallion Entry Best Practice Tip Videos

  1. What we mean by "photo in use"
  2. When you're submitting a series
  3. When you're entering category 42: Successful DEI Marketing Campaign
  4. When you're entering a video

More Best Practices

  • Submitting a print entry? Because all entries are submitted digtially, it is required to also indclude a photo of the entry in use. See some best practices examples here.
  • Submitting an entry with video? It is highly recommended that any entry submission that includes a video should include closed captioning. 
  • Submitting a campaign entry? Please make sure you combine all elements in a concise summary. See some best practice examples here. 


Contact the 2024 Medallion coordinator(s) for your district.

District 1
[javascript protected email address], Anne Arundel Community College, MD
(410) 777-1849

[javascript protected email address], Community College of Beaver County, PA
(724) 480-3545

District 2
[javascript protected email address], Northeastern Technical College, SC
(843) 921-6913

District 3
[javascript protected email address], Moraine Valley Community College, IL 
(708) 974-5281

District 4
[javascript protected email address], Navarro College, TX
(903) 875-7736

District 5
[javascript protected email address], Western Iowa Tech Community College
(712) 899-7644

District 6
[javascript protected email address], Cochise College, AZ
(520) 515-3688

[javascript protected email address], Truckee Meadows Community College, NV
(775) 673-7087

[javascript protected email address], Arizona Western College, AZ
(928) 344-7677

District 7
[javascript protected email address], Flathead Valley Community College, MT
(406) 756-3668

[javascript protected email address], Community Colleges of Spokane, WA
(509) 434-5059