Welcoming America’s Welcoming Refugees Communications Contest was created in 2015 to recognize and inspire innovative efforts that use positive communication strategies to build connections between refugees and the broader, receiving community.  A diverse panel selected winners in three contest categories – communication innovation, events, and materials. 

What follows are descriptions of the winning communications efforts from across the nation.  We hope that others find inspiration in these positive approaches to communicating about New Americans and engaging the broader community in resettlement and integration efforts.   For more resources and ideas, and to learn more about Welcoming America’s work with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, please visit www.welcomingrefugees.org.