FEIEA Grand Prix awards 2022 winners announced!

More than 70 internal comms professionals took part in this year’s FEIEA Grand Prix awards on 29 November – celebrating as winners or congratulating the winning entries.
Held virtually, the ceremony announced the winners of the eight strategy and channel classes, with GP Awards director, Peter Op de Beeck, hosting the event.
We also heard from FEIEA President, Suzanne Peck, who outlined what she believes are the top three opportunities for IC in 2023; met last year’s FEIEA IC personality of the year, Edita Krajnović from Slovenia on what the year had meant to her; and had a discussion with three of this year’s judges who shared what they look for in an entry, what differentiates a ‘good’ entry from a ‘winning’ entry, plus their personal take aways and tips for entrants.
Then it was the awards and a major night for celebration for Slovakia with winners in five out of the eight classes – congratulations!
FEIEA will be running a series of webinars in the new year with case studies from some of our winning entries, so look out for the dates to find out more about these ‘best in class’ internal comms examples.
Here is our list of 2022 FEIEA Grand Prix winners:

Class S1 STRATEGY & CAMPAIGNS BEST OVERALL INTERNAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGY/CAMPAIGN COUNTRY
WINNER Consum Cooperativa ‘Together we achieve what we are’ (‘Juntos conseguimos lo que somos’)

Judges’ comments: Leading by example! It’s how an impactful IC Overall Strategy should look like: it is original, very well thought out, comprehensive and company-wide, with a variety and mix to engage all different functions, and keeping it alive over the whole year. 

Spain
Stad Brugge (City of Bruges) everyone@bruges

Judges’ comments: Simple concept with huge impact on the overall long-term objectives. It’s an example of how to cleverly and simply involve and reach the target group into the changed, more digital oriented world.

Belgium
Leroy Merlin – Roman 1.0         Maneras de Prevenir

Judges’ comments: A brilliantly conceived  safety campaign with a strong focus on an important business issue. It has been planned and evaluated with professionalism, with some inspired creativity in the execution.

Spain
       
Class S2 STRATEGY & CAMPAIGNS BEST INTERNAL COMMUNICATION CHANGE STRATEGY/CAMPAIGN COUNTRY
WINNER Tatra banka, a.s. One Building

Judges’ comments:

A really good example of internal communication directly helping to achieve business aims – a credit to those involved.

Slovakia
Consum Cooperativa Internal magazine changing strategy

Judges’ comments: Excellent added value to the overall goals of the company; high effectivity and sustainability and good use of utilising employees as ambassadors.

Spain
Fondatione LINKS LINKS

Judges’ comments:

Links faced a daunting task – to bring together two diverse organisations and foster a new culture.  The internal communication approach is an innovative way to help do this – simple, yet effective.

Italy
Special jury mention   Fondatione LINKS –  designed and implemented in a very effective way  
       
Class S3 STRATEGY & CAMPAIGNS BEST GAME CHANGING INTERNAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGY/CAMPAIGN Country
WINNER Tatra banka, a.s. Tatra banka NFT Award

Judges’ comments:

An outstanding and innovative project, which is very well connected with the business goals, IC strategy and values of the bank – a very impressive entry.

Slovakia
phs Group The advent of Yammer

Judges’ comments:

Great project, which was delivered by dedicated experts who are willing to take a risk with new (digital) tools and know how to use them strategically. Hooray to pioneers and keep up the good work!

England
Sequel Group E.ON Modern Workplace pilot programme

Judges’ comments:

This entry sets a great example of why and how pilot testing should be used in any project to achieve results. Well done!

England
       
Class C1 CHANNELS BEST INTERNAL COMMUNICATION PRINT MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER Country
WINNER Kia Slovakia Kia Family News

Judges’ comments:

Kia Family News delivers what its title suggests. The company has demonstrated its commitment to a printed magazine over a long period and the publication does what a good magazine is there for – recognizing people and bringing them into the stories.

Slovakia
Nelissen Steenfabrieken newspaper ‘De Pers’

Judges’ comments:

Well made, highly professional magazine. Very good mix of text and images, of business and people content. Well adapted to the audience in style and language.

Belgium
       
Class C2 CHANNELS BEST INTERNAL COMMUNICATION DIGITAL PLATFORM Country
WINNER Lidl Slovenská republika, v.o.s. Lidl Internal vlog – Quick Word

Judges’ comments:

Excellent entry with a huge impact. Effectiveness given in terms of users involved (usage) but also regarding appreciation which increases identification and therefore productivity (very good quality that shows importance of target group).

Slovakia
Sequel Group White & Case – The Reporter Quarterly

Judges’ comments:

The platform is a great way to connect the international audience of legal firm White & Case. This is a beautiful-looking and well-written publication, delivered very effectively via digital for maximum engagement.

England
Inetum-Realdolmen Compliments app | Spreading our positive #WERFAMILY vibes in a digital era

Special jury praise:

Innovative, simple and easy but inspiring and a breath of fresh air… a lot of effort evidenced in this entry.

Belgium
       
Class C3 CHANNELS BEST INTERNAL COMMUNICATION AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTION Country
WINNER Slovenska sporitelna MEDIA ROOM OF SLOVENSKA SPORITELNA: IN-HOUSE STUDIO WITH TV PARAMETERS

Judges’ comments:

An ambitious long-term project that brings different types of benefits. It breaks down the barriers between internal and external communication and demonstrates how the company is investing in audio-visual production.

Slovakia
Consum Cooperativa Hit “Together with you” (Junto a ti)?

Judges’ comments:

An initiative designed for people and with people. Everything was organized to involve people and increase the sense of belonging and engagement.

Spain
TIM S.p.A. “A Tutta Fibra” – Fiber at full speed

Judges’ comments:

A fine example of internal communication. The use of employees to tell their own story has rarely been done better than this and strengthens the sense of belonging.

Italy
Class C4 CHANNELS BEST INTERNAL COMMUNICATION CREATIVE VISUAL Country
WINNER phs Group Kickstarting long-term change

 Judges’ comments:

The concept of using the names of all 802 women working at phs to highlight gender inequality across the business is original and very different from methods of communication used before.  It has proved to be an excellent way to address the two objectives of raising awareness and being inclusive.

England
Adbros s.r.o. A Festive Christmas Book

Judges’ comments:

This is a lively, interested and compelling piece of communication, produced for a low budget and it comes across as something that is unique.

Slovakia
       
Class C5 CHANNELS BEST INTERNAL COMMUNICATION EVENT Country
WINNER Poste Italiane 160 YEARS OF POSTE ITALIANE

 Judges’ comments:

Very demanding and creative anniversary project, and hopefully it was also rewarding for all stakeholders involved. Congratulations to the team!

Italy
Poste Italiane National Football Team 2022

 Judges’ comments:

An original way of involving employees through a very common passion. This is very appealing project with great potential to become even more inclusive, sustainable, responsible and efficient project.

Italy
  SLOVNAFT, a.s. R&D DAY: How to bring people closer to scientific experience and contribute to strategic company goals

 Judges’ comments:

Nicely executed with some good ideas, and some good outcomes to show success. The most positive aspect of this event was the involvement of employees, from preparation to carrying out.

Slovakia
       
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