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The 2016 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. The winners will be announced at the 2017 national conference, scheduled March 27-29 in Charleston, South Carolina.

NOTE: To submit entries, click on the link (in the right-hand column) to the BNC site.

Entry Deadlines

Early-Bird: Saturday, Oct. 1
Mail-in entries must be POSTMARKED on or before Oct. 1. Online entries must be UPLOADED by midnight Eastern Time.

Regular (and final): Saturday, Oct. 15
Mail-in entries must ARRIVE on Oct. 15. Online entries must be UPLOADED by midnight Eastern Time.

Entry Fees

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

$70 per entry

Call for Entries Brochure

Read this BROCHURE for complete details about categories and submission procedures.

Submission Procedures and FAQs

Your Paragon entries will be submitted using the BetterBNC Media Awards platform. There have been some changes to the categories and requirements, so read carefully the Call for Entries brochure for the latest details.

And for additional help, here's a FLIER with answers to frequently asked questions.


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

THANKS to Our Paragon Sponsor!

Interact Communications has been a longtime supporter of NCMPR and returns this year as our Paragon sponsor.

Interact is a full-service marketing and communications company focused exclusively on two-year community and technical colleges. The company provides research, branding, creative and political services for colleges and statewide systems, along with custom research and original media. Interact was founded by Dr. Pamela Cox-Otto and has served more than 100 colleges in 34 states since 1996.




This will take you to the BNC site.


Get details about categories and how to enter.