A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication, 2015-16

29 January 2016, 7 pm, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mysuru, India

In evolving a crucial and often facilitating interaction between academics and industries on an international platform, the Global Communication Association (GCA), a not-for-profit professional body of communication experts, has played a significant role in the last one decade. The international conferences that the GCA has organized in places as varied as Germany, Poland, Russia, Malaysia, Zambia and Canada have been recognized worldwide as significant landmarks in the field of communications.

Mysore, now Mysuru, is privileged to host the 11th International Conference in India on 28 and 29 January 2016, and in fact, the city has earned the honour of hosting this global mega-event for the first time ever, in its history.

On this very prestigious occasion, it is befitting to honour the memory of Karnataka’s one of the most pre-eminent public relations professionals of all times, Mr. A. P. Chowdappa, fondly acknowledged by the industry as “a veritable PR institution”, with the institution of the second international award in his name. In his distinguished career spanning over five decades, Mr. A. P. Chowdappa is best remembered as General Manager (PR) of HMT Limited, Bengaluru, which, in its ‘hey-days’, was very famously known as the ‘Time-keeper of the nation’. Mr. A. P. Chowdappa is an inspirational and legendary figure, who nurtured many a talent, particularly in the fields of media and communications.

The Mysuru 2016 GCA Conference will honour six eminent personalities/ organisations, who have immensely contributed to the media and communications profession/ industry across academia, government, corporate, non-government, media as also, agency sectors (6 categories), with the presentation of A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication for the year 2015-16. The 2015-16 awards are being instituted and presented by Global Communication Association (GCA).  A distinguished jury of the GCA will select the awardees from a list of nominations received for the year 2015-16 awards. The grand ceremony and awards gala night will be held at 7.00 pm on 29 January 2016 at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mysuru, India. Entry to the programme is for registered conference delegates and/ or by official guest-invitation only.

To send nominations for the below 6 category awards, please list full achievement details in not more than 10 pages, with complete contact information, and e-mail to 
info@gcaconference.com or call +91-9900235054 for any queries/ more details.  Please note that there is a nomination fee payable (non-refundable) before sending the nominations under various categories. Please CLICK HERE for the details of the nomination fee under various categories and pay online before submitting your nominations via email. Your nomination email should mention the details of fee paid in this connection.

Award categories for the year 2015-16

1)  A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication in Academic Sector 
2) A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication in Government Sector
3) A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication in Corporate Sector
4) A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication in Non-Government Sector
5) A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication in Media Sector
6) A. P. Chowdappa Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication in Agency Sector


The last date to send nominations is 23 January 2016.