New Metro Vancouver Awards Program Offers Opportunity to Shine

Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Public Relations Association – Vancouver Chapter (CPRS-Vancouver) is pleased to announce the launch of its PRestige Awards program, which will award three top prizes in three categories to practitioners in the Metro Vancouver region.

The program, which is open to both members and non-members, was initiated to recognize excellence in public relations and communications, and will be expanded in future years to highlight the outstanding work in our region.

CPRS Vancouver President Tanya Colledge, APR, says the organization expects the program to draw significant interest from a broad and talented regional sector, and encourages members and non-members to get their applications in as soon as possible.

“This past year has really proven the value that we, as communications professionals, bring to our organizations,” says Colledge. “It has also highlighted the benefits of when communications is done well and the consequences that can occur when it is not. The PRestige awards Awards is our opportunity to not only recognize talent and expertise in Vancouver, but elevate the importance of our profession in our ever-changing world.”

While the national office of the CPRS has had a program in place for many years, not all regional chapters have parallel programs. The local recognition that a win can generate for organizations and agencies operating regionally can help build reputations in what has become a very competitive public relations and communications landscape. 

Rashpal Rai, APR, who has judged many national competitions, says the regional program will offer great advantages to Vancouver practitioners.

“The CPRS Vancouver PRestige Awards will highlight the professionalism and expertise locally,” says Rai. “The award-winning campaigns and projects put a spotlight on communications and public relations best practices both locally and nationally.”

The program will be taking applications within the week, with an option to enter up to three categories – Best Digital Communications Campaign, Best Issues/Crisis Communications, and Best Employee Engagement or Internal Communications Campaign. 

Entries will be accepted until May 7, with an Early Bird deadline of April 16. While both members and non-members are welcome to apply, those who do so during CPRS-Vancouver’s membership month will receive a discount code to renew or join during the month of March.

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CPRS-Vancouver, founded in 1958, is a networking and professional development organization serving public relations and communications practitioners in British Columbia, with a specific focus on Metro Vancouver.