My project does not directly link to the CAP. Can I still apply?

While your project might not be explicitly linked to the CAP as such, it will have to communicate on at least one/several aspects of its policy areas. For more information on the policy areas of the CAP, please see http://europa.eu/pol/agr/index_en.htm.


How can I find out if my project is eligible?

Please see the Communication Awards eligibility criteria.


My project was a small/local/limited budget project. Will I be given the same chance to win?

Yes, size does not matter! Projects can be small or large in size and budget. All applications will be assessed against the evaluation criteria, not against their size.


I have received EU grants to support my project? Do I need to declare this?

No, unless your project has received a grant for information measures relating to the Common Agricultural Policy. To avoid unfair competition, these projects will be automatically placed in the award category ‘EU co-financed actions’.


What if my project targets both stakeholders and the general public?

You can choose any category or the category that seems most relevant to your project. The selection process has been designed in such a way that the jury can shift your application to another category if this is deemed more appropriate.


When should I choose “Innovative communication”?

If you are particularly proud of the innovative and/or creative features of your project. Here we are looking for the most attractive, persuasive, humorous, interactive or creative actions. Your action can (but does not have to) include: creative events, presentations, visuals, advertisements, info graphics, video clips, viral ads, mobile applications, websites etc.


Can I submit the same project to more than one award category?

No, each project can only be entered once.


How many projects can I submit?

Applicants may submit up to three different projects in total, under one or various award categories.


How do I apply?

To apply, create an account and you will receive an email confirmation with a link. Click on the link to be directed to the Communication Awards online application form.


Do I have to complete my application in one step? Can I save my application and complete it at a later date?

You can come back to complete or correct your application at any time before 22 Oct 12:00 CET as long as you have not yet clicked on ‘submit’.


The project was a result of collaboration between several partners. Who should apply?

We accept applications from any project partner, but preferably the lead project partner or main organiser should apply on behalf of the partnership.


The project was delivered in a language other than English, French or German. Do I need to translate my project or its communication materials into one of these languages in order to apply?

No, you do not need to translate the project or its communication materials in order to apply. However, application forms must be completed in English, French or German.


Will my application by published?

The ‘project summary’ section of the application form may be used on the European Commission’s website or in publications produced by DG Agriculture and Rural Development.


Will I have to prepare anything for the awards ceremony?

Finalists will be invited to present their project before the audience makes their vote. Further guidance will be given to the successful finalists towards the end of November.