The FEIEA Grand Prix is open to internal communication practitioners from throughout Europe. The competition gives them an opportunity for their work to be assessed against high standards of practice, according to fixed criteria (defined in the Entry Pack).

Judging for the Grand Prix itself takes place in two stages:

1 – National Round

Each FEIEA member association will organise a National judging panel (internal and/or external) that will assess all the entries.

The national round selects up to three entries per class.

2 – Semi final and final Pan-European Rounds

All entries received from the National round will be evaluated at this stage. The pan-European jury will then vote for final Winners and Runners-up. The Jury comprises international experts from the FEIEA member countries;


Doris Ladewig

Doris Ladewig photoDoris Ladewig is Head of Corporate Communications at Sberbank Europe, the Vienna based European Headquarters of the largest bank in Russia. She has a long standing experience in change communications and setting up corporate communications functions for leading international companies such as Erste Group, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt, Accenture, KPMG and PR agencies.

Doris studied communications, marketing & advertising in Vienna. She is board member of the Austrian Association of Corporate Communicators (VIKOM), as well as the European Federation of Business Communicators (FEIEA).

Carola Minder

Carola MinderCarola Minder has been representing Switzerland in the FEIEA-Jury since 2005 and has been member of the board of the Swiss Association for Internal Communication, called SVIK, for nine years. She manages her own agency “Carola Minder Communications” and has been working as a head of corporate communications in different companies for the last 24 years.

She did her bachelor’s degree as a Public Relations Consultant at the SPRI, the Swiss Public Relations Institut in Zürich.

Massimo Greggia

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Massimo Greggia has long-standing experience over many years in communications and management. Currently serving as Partner in an independent consulting service firm, Massimo has lived and worked in the UK, US and Italy covering many roles in the communications field, spanning marketing to corporate communications for a variety of business, including agricultural & industrial equipment and both the railway and car industries. Massimo serves as board member for ASCAI (Italian association for the development of corporate communications) and is FEIEA vice-president.

Tomáš Poucha

TOMAS FOTOTomáš is an independent consultant and advisor specializing in the area of communication.

He helps companies to improve the efficiency of internal and external processes and communication. He also deals with counseling in personal effectiveness and business tools. Tomáš previously worked in management positions thanks leading advertising and communication agency. He has gained his experience thanks to cooperation with a number of local and international clients. He specialized in BTL strategy – CRM, loyalty, promotion and improvement of effective communication. Tomáš graduated from the strategic and project management, and has attended many international courses (BBDO University, Omnicom Boot camp, etc..).

Currently he also  teaches marketing communications at the University of Economics Prague and internal communications at FVS Charles University.

Tomas is the founder of several non-profit organizations such as the Institute of Internal Communication, Marketing Institute and the Association for the support and education for people who care for mentally disabled children – Už ti rozumím!

José Luís Cavalheiro

jcavalheiroAfter 40 years of PR activity José Luís Cavalheiro work as a Corporate Communication consultant at News Ability Comunicação, where he develop his professional activity as responsible for the communication policy at Germano de Sousa Pathologist Clinic Group, Halcon Viagens Portugal and F. Lima – Food industry and hygienic household products. He is also an invited teacher of Public Relations and Corporate Communication at the School of Social Communication of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon.

Anja Potočnik

FOTOAnja Potočnik is a public relations specialist with SIJ – Slovenian Steel Group. She is a chief editor of the SIJ group’s internal magazine, she handles media relations, corporate events, web presence etc. 

In addition, Anja is an active member of PRSS (Public Relations Association of Slovenia) especially in its section for internal communications. From 2008 she has been heading the organizational committee of “Papirus” – competition for the best Slovenian internal magazine.

Previously, Anja Potočnik worked as public relations specialist with The Institute of Public Health  of Ljubljana and with the financial newspaper “Finance” as journalist and in the marketing department.

Anja Potočnik obtained her B.A. in Communication Science from The Faculty of the Social Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Mark Hill

Mark Hill (Photo) IIMark Hill is a highly experienced internal communications consultant. He specialises in helping businesses maintain employee engagement during complex change programmes.

Following an early career in public relations, including senior roles in a London PR consultancy, Mark had a in-house career that saw him head corporate communication teams at cable tv supplier Telewest, the UK Post Office and AXA Life.  Mark then became an independent internal communications consultant and today he supports clients predominantly in the Financial Services sector.

Until recently a board director at the Institute of Internal Communication Mark is closely involved with the Institute’s accreditation programme and is an assessor for candidates taking the Advanced Level Accreditation. He holds a post graduate qualification in Internal Communication Management from Kingston University. 

When not working Mark enjoys family life and can often be seen around his home town on his motorcycle.

Martin Onofrej

MARTIN FOTOConsultant and entrepreneur. Martin’s expert knowledge has its roots in his previous work for publishing companies and advertising agencies in Belgium. He is the founder and CEO of PMP Group, a networked group of agencies, which provides communication services and consulting for companies in the Central European region.

Martin got his MBA at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. He is also an alumnus of Melcrum’s Internal Communication Black Belt Program at Cranfield University in England. During his career he also attended many specialised courses, including Berlitz Global Leadership Training in Shanghai, China.

His expertise and work focuses on strategy development and implementation, marketing communications, crisis communication, reputation management, employer branding and internal communications.

Martin is the founder and president of AICO – The Association for Internal Communications, a non-profit organization based in Slovak Republic. 

* already confirmed. judges from other countries will be confirmed shortly.

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