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SiOC Annual Awards:
Excellence in State Government Communications


SiOC holds an annual awards contest to highlight the "best of the best" in state public information. Award applications are available for work done in the previous calendar year.

Below are links to the Rules and Entry Form for the 2015 SiOC Awards.

Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Guidelines and Submission instructions


By 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, e-mail an advance copy of your entry forms to Awards Chair Mary Martin-Mabry at Call (916) 813-8104 with questions

Drop off completed entry packets (address below) between
March 24 and 26, 2015 [Tuesday-Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m. only] to:

Mary Martin-Mabry, SIOC Board of Directors
Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Map to Location)


Questions may be directed to the SiOC Awards Chair:
Mary Martin-Mabry at (916) 813-8104 or

2015 SiOC Lifetime Achievement Award

Guidelines and Submission instructions (PDF file, 57 kb)

Nominations are due by 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 SiOC Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Year Award

Guidelines and Submission instructions

Nominations are due by 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015


2014 SiOC Awards awarded May 22, 2014

2013 SiOC Awards awarded May 14, 2013

2012 SiOC Awards awarded May 10, 2012

2011 SiOC Awards awarded May 24, 2011

News Release About 2011 SIOC Awards: California Agencies win 63 Honors (PDF file, 10 pages, 218 kb)

Photos of 2011 Award Ceremonies (Note, pictures are now on the Club Express Web Portion.

2010 SiOC Awards awarded May 1, 2010

News Release About 2010 SiOC Awards (PDF file, 14 pages, 33 kb)

List of All 2010 Award Winners. (PDF file, 12 pages, 26 kb)

Photos of 2010 Award Ceremonies (Note, not labelled. 4x6 folder contains higher resolution versions of the pictures.

2009 SiOC Awards awarded May 14, 2009

News Release About 2009 SiOC Awards (PDF file, 4 pages, 20 kb)

List of All 2009 Award Winners. (PDF file, 6 pages, 24 kb)

Photos of 2009 Lifetime Achievement Awardee Roni Java. (JPG files. NOTE FILE SIZES! "Thumb" indicates smaller version of larger picture.)

2008 SiOC Awards awarded May 8, 2008

2007 SiOC Awards awarded May 10, 2007

2005 SiOC Awards awarded May 11, 2006

2004 SiOC Awards awarded May 19, 2005

News Release About 2004 SiOC Awards

List of All 2004 Award Winners. (PDF file, 3 pages, 78 kb)

Powerpoint Presentation from 2004 SiOC Awards Ceremony
(PDF file, 33 pgs., 1.9 MB)
Thanks to Rob Hughes for the PPT and other files!

2003 SiOC Awards awarded May 13, 2004.

2002 SiOC Awards (awarded May 8, 2003)

2001 SiOC Awards (awarded April 11, 2002)