The Society for New Communications Research, a nonprofit think tank focused on the latest developments in new media and communications, today announced a call for entries for the 2008 Excellence in New Communications Awards .
This prestigious awards program honors the work of corporations, governmental and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, media outlets and individuals who are innovating the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities and virtual worlds and collaborative technologies in the areas of business, media, and professional communications, including advertising, marketing, public relations and corporate communications, as well as entertainment, education, politics, and social initiatives.
Awards are granted in six divisions: Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, Academic, and Technology Innovation (for New Communications and Social Media Technology Vendors), and in seven categories: Online Reputation Management; Behind the Firewall; Blogger Relations; External Communications & Communities; New Media Creation; Collaboration & Co-creation; and Mobile Media. In addition, the Society’s Fellows will select and honor the Visionary of the Year, the Innovator of the Year, and the Brand of the Year.
Entrants submit case studies detailing their initiatives and technologies. The winning case studies are published on New Communications Review  and the winners will be honored at the 2008 Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala, which will be held in November in Boston, Mass. Entry guidelines and the online entry form can be found at http://www.sncr.org/awards . The deadline for entries is September 8th, 2008. No extensions will be granted.
Entry fees: SNCR members can submit their entries free of charge. Non-member fees: $49.USD per entry through 8/8/08; $70.USD per entry from 8/8/08 – 9/8/08. (For information about SNCR membership rates, levels and benefits, visit http://www.sncr.org/membership .) A portion of each entry fee is tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit SNCR, a 501c3 foundation. For more information, contact email@example.com or call +1 650-331-0083.