Each year, NCA honors the best in communication, presenting awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and professional service. The awards recognize a wide range of contributions to the communication discipline.The Call for Nominations for NCA awards is issued in February.

Click here to read the call for 2017 Awards.


NCA Distinguished Scholar Award  

Honors a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication. NCA Distinguished Scholars are elected by previously named Distinguished Scholars.

 Learn more about the Distinguished Scholars. 

NCA Awards for Outstanding Teaching 

NCA Awards for Outstanding Scholarship 

NCA Awards for Service 

Non-NCA Awards 

For more information about NCA Awards or the Call for Nominations, contact Mark Fernando (