Boost your professional profile by entering the 2014 CPRS National Awards of Excellence!

The Canada Public Relations Society (CPRS) is now collecting submissions for the much anticipated, CPRS National Awards of Excellence.

If you have developed an outstanding public relations campaign in the past two years, this is your opportunity to share your work with not just your peers from the Vancouver chapter but public relations professionals from across Canada.

Established in 1962, the annual awards exclusive to CPRS members salute outstanding public relations campaigns, internal and external programs and tactics, and the dedication and contribution of public relations professionals like you. The awards also encourage continuous improvement in the practice of public relations.

All CPRS Vancouver members are encouraged to submit their work for consideration in the 2014 CPRS National Awards of Excellence. Past winners from the CPRS Vancouver chapter include, Anita Deiter of Road Safety at Work/BCAA Road Safety Foundation and Rebecca Catley of Vantage Airport Group.

The Awards are split into two categories with multiple sub-categories.

1. Communications Programs
Awards within this category are presented to honour excellence in overall public
relations programs within the profession. Sub-categories include:

  • Canadian Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year
  • Canadian Community Relations Campaign of the Year
  • Canadian Advocacy and Social Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Canadian Media Relations Agency Campaign of the Year
  • Canadian Media Relations Non-Agency Campaign of the Year
  • Canadian Media Relations Non-Agency Campaign of the Year
  • Canadian Issues/Crisis Management Campaign of the Year
  • Canadian Government Relations Campaign of the Year
  • Canadian Internal Communications Campaign of the Year

2. Communications Projects
Awards within the category honour excellence in the strategic development of materials and individual public relations products that advance the goals and objectives of an overall public relations program. Special emphasis should be placed on the relevance of the initiative to the public relations objectives. Sub-categories include:

  • Best Special Events Projects
  • Best Multi-Media Projects
  • Best Print Projects
  • Best Writing Projects

The Awards are judged by an expert panel of leading public relations and communications practitioners. Judges will score each submission and evaluate the entry based on the three-page summary, and review all supporting documents. Winners will be determined by the highest total score and will be recognized at a Awards Gala Dinner on May 27, 2014 at the CPRS National Conference in Banff, Alberta.

Submissions can be in English or French and must be sent electronically. The project submitted may have been started prior however, the production and completion of the campaign/project must have been within the last two years to be eligible. Submissions must be accompanied by the non-refundable $250 (+ HST) entry fee which is used to administer the awards.

Submissions must be received by CPRS National Office on or before 5pm ET, March 21, 2014.

To submit your work, click here. For more information, visit www.cprs.ca/awards or contact the CPRS National Office: Tel: 416-239-5884 | Fax: 416-239-1076 | Email: etang@cprs.ca.

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