2021 Communications Highlights
Submission Deadline: Jan. 22, 2021 

Celebrating 40 Years of NAYDO

 In April 2021, we will recognize our 2020 Communications Awardees, and we also are celebrating 40 years of great communicating with NAYDO! In honor of both, we are shaking things up with the communications contest.

2020 is the year where every Y staff member and volunteer became a communicator. The pandemic made us do it! We will celebrate the efforts and work of all Ys this year in communicating our story with a conference compilation of our “Year in Review: Celebrating 40 Years of Communicating.”

We need your help! Did your Y do an amazing job this year communicating your need, your story, or your recovery? We want to see it. We are looking for Ys of all shapes and sizes, from camps to community centers, to full-on membership centers, and everything in between.

Submit what you, or a Y you love, accomplished this year. Share website snapshots, copies of your letters, videos, photos … anything you have to help us celebrate the effort and work of YMCAs this year in communicating our ever-evolving story.   

There’s no application for this, just a simple submission process that is open to all

1.Send an email to Christina Harley, NAYDO Communications Contest co-chair, at

Please provide:

Your name and Title
Name of your Y or the Y you want to recognize

2. Christina will send you a dropbox link and instructions to upload 

3. Upload your materials and you’re done!

All materials will be shared, and a compilation will be created for our “Year in Review: Celebrating 40 Years of Communicating” during the conference general session.

Submissions can made Sept. 1, 2020 - Jan. 22, 2021.

Questions? Contact 2021 Communications Awards Chair Christina Harley,, 519 777 0845 Note: If you were a 2020 winner contact Molly Thompson,, 919 417 8524, with your questions on the presentation at NAYDO 2021.