Rising Stars

One of the most prestigious honors in politics, the award goes to a select group of operatives age 35 and under who have an established track record of achievement in political consulting or advocacy and the promise to achieve greatness.

Reed Awards

The Reed Awards, named after Campaigns & Elections' founder Stanley Foster Reed, recognize excellence in campaign management, political consulting and political design.


C&E's Influencers 50 is a list of key players who will be influencing the upcoming election cycle. We've selected 10 individuals in five categories: Communicators, Disruptors, Campaigners, Enforcers and Activists. The Influencers 50 are awarded at a Gala in December.


Innovators work in the fields of technology, campaigns, advocacy, and government. These cutting-edge practitioners and strategists have developed a legacy of innovation and collaboration in using technology to inform, enable, and engage voters and constituents on behalf of a political campaign, issue advocacy campaign, or legislative office.