CUPPIES and CUPRAP Awards submissions open

Submissions for our 16th annual CUPPIE Awards and for our signature CUPRAP awards and scholarships (Hale, Ciervo, Rising Star, Donovan, Diversity) are open.


This year’s CUPPIE awards have a few new categories, and our judges are excited to see the best of the work you’ve diligently focused on delivering this year. All work must have been produced between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, and the deadline for entries is December 31, 2022.

To create an account or use your login from last year, visit

Once entries are submitted, you will receive a separate email invoice for your entries. Total all your entries, multiply by $40 and visit our CUPRAP payment portal page to pay with your credit card.

Each entry must be submitted by a CUPRAP member. All others will be disqualified. Not a CUPRAP member? Join now!

See FAQs regarding agency entries.


Nominations for our CUPRAP awards, and applications for our CUPRAP Diversity Scholarship, are now open for 2023. Submit your nominations now for the Arthur V. Ciervo Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual from outside our organization for their impact on higher education; the Don Hale Award, which honors one of CUPRAP’s own; and the Joseph W. Donovan Rising Star Award, for an individual with great potential in the communications field. In addition, the CUPRAP Diversity Scholarship is for minority or LGBTQ students pursuing careers in communications.

The deadline for the submission of award nominations and scholarship applications is December 30, 2022. Please share information about the CUPRAP Diversity Scholarship directly with qualified students at your institution or through your communications/public relations faculty or financial aid offices.

We hope to see you at our annual spring conference, March 8-10, 2023, at the Lancaster County Convention Center and Marriott Penn Square Hotel in Lancaster, Pa, when we distribute awards to the CUPPIE and CUPRAP award winners.