Dóchas Public Engagement Award 2019

The Dóchas Awards, now in their fifth year, are an opportunity to come together and celebrate the inspiring humanitarian and development work of individuals and organisations in the Dóchas network. Find out more about the Dóchas Awards 2019, the other award categories and the Dóchas Awards Photography Competition.

The Public Engagement Award will celebrate an effective communications piece or public engagement campaign. It recognises an organisation that actively and effectively engages the public on issues related to international development and humanitarian work, in a dignified, respectful manner, in line with the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages.

Nominations for this award have now closed.


  • Organisation must be a Dóchas member

  • New and innovative ways of engaging and communicating with the public will be highly considered

  • Fundraising, communications, advocacy and public engagement campaigns can be nominated

  • Campaign/communications piece must

    • demonstrate effective engagement with the public

    • be in line with the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages

    • portray beneficiaries in an empowering and respectful way and challenge stereotypes

    • have been implemented by a Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages signatory organisation

Read about past Respect and Equality in Communications Award finalists and winners from 2018 and 2017.