MHSCN Award of Excellence trophiesThe MHSCN Award of Excellence recognizes excellence in health care marketing, communications, web-based strategies and public relations.

In addition to gaining the respect and admiration of your peers, the MHSCN Award of Excellence provides a valuable opportunity to receive feedback on your work from industry experts.

Submissions now open for 2018 Award of Excellence

Enter by March 4 to get the attention you deserve for your work. 

Awards will be announced at the MHSCN Spring Conference on April 20.

Submission process is easy. 

Be prepared to answer these questions about your work:

  • dates you implemented the project or campaign
  • a brief summary
  • key results
  • photos of or links to the assets associated with the project

Submit today!

Award of Excellence categories

The contest recognizes excellence in these categories.

  • Best Advertising Campaign (overall campaign, includes all component types)
  • Best in Print (could be newsletter, annual report, print ad...)
  • Best in Digital (could be social campaign, video production, website...)
  • Best in Communications/PR (could be event, written article, crisis response...)
  • Miscellaneous (for those entries you are unsure of where to categorize)

Rules and regulations


The competition is open to all public relations and marketing professionals employed by health care providers, health plans and other health-related businesses and nonprofit organizations in Minnesota, as well as to agencies and independent professionals that serve eligible organizations.

Deadline and cost

March 4 is the deadline for 2018 award entries. Winners will be announced at the MHSCN Spring Conference on April 20.

MHSCN members pay only:

  • 1 entry – $50
  • 2 entries – $90
  • 3 entries – $125

Non-members pay $75 per entry.


Email the award co-chairs

MHSCN Award of Excellence Winners

The winners announced at our 2017 spring conference include:

  • Best Advertising Campaign: Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Best in Print: Suburban Imaging
  • Best in Digital: Center for Diagnostic Imaging
  • Best in Communications/PR: Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Miscellaneous: Hennepin County Medical Center

Learn more about the 2017 winners!

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