Comm Student Showcase & Awards

2021 Comm Student Showcase

The Department of Communication will host the Annual Communication Student Showcase and Awards to celebrate the many forms of achievement and expression in the major.

Submissions are due Friday, March 26!

Showcase Categories


Civic Engagement/Community-Based Work

Original Research



More detailed descriptions on categories can be found at this document.


Submission Criteria

  • Submissions should have been produced in or inspired by Communication classes

  • Individual and team-based submissions are welcome.

  • All submissions must include a PDF cover letter.

  • Each submission can only be entered into one category.

  • No resubmissions from previous years

  • Works in progress are welcome

Judging Criteria

Panels of faculty, students, and alums will select award recipients using the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of connection to Communication

  • Impact of the ideas and perspectives communicated by the work

  • Excellence in the work's mode of execution

We are excited to honor work that addresses issues of social justice and promotes diversity, especially work that celebrates a range of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability issues.

Showcase prizes are generously funded by UMass Communication Alumni. All submissions will be highlighted in an online showcase. Awards will be given out Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 5 PM.

Questions? Email Prof. Burcu Baykurt.