Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award Program


About the Award

Each year, councils and chapters can submit materials in either or both categories as part of MOAA's Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award program:

  • Website
  • Print or E-Newsletter


The very best councils or chapters receive a five-star award. Above-average councils or chapters receive a four-star award. This year’s 2020 Communication Award winners will be determined soon! Below are last year’s winners.   


2019 Winners 

Congratulations to the 104 councils and chapters that received five-star awards for their exemplary communication efforts and eight councils and chapters that received four-star awards for their outstanding efforts. Download the full list in PDF format here.


About the Award

MOAA renamed the award in 2011 after Colonel Marvin J. Harris, USAF (Ret), Director of Public Relations from 1996 until 2011. Colonel Harris delivered effective communications to both military and civilian audiences.

Each year, national MOAA holds a communications award contest to identify those councils and chapters that do an outstanding job communicating with their members and community. 


Communications Award Logos

Download the logos here (for most browsers, right-click the link and "save file as" to download).




    2018 Winners

    Congratulations to our 2018 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Award Winners! View the complete list of winners (PDF) here.