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Excellence Awards

The most credible PR Awards are back for 2016! The CIPR Excellence Awards are a celebration of creativity, professionalism and the fantastic results that you're delivering for your employers and clients.

The standard of judging is what makes the Excellence Awards stand out above the rest within the industry. The bar is set high and it's a real journey for those who make the grade.

Each year, we recognise exceptional campaigns that have had a genuine lasting impact. The Excellence Awards shine a light on your achievements and demonstrate the value of PR within modern business. However, don't just take our word for it:

The credibility and affirmation the win has given us has been invaluable. The recognition has undoubtedly helped us to attract and win not only new business but also exceptional new talent.

– Louise Lloyd, Founder, Popcorn PR (2015 winner)

Have you got what it takes?

This year, we have 29 categories for you to enter, covering individuals and teams, campaigns and projects across a wide range of sectors and disciplines. Campaign entries are scored in areas such as planning, creativity, rationale, measurement and evaluation, whilst individual and team awards focus on areas that include professional development and outstanding achievements.

All shortlisted entrants are interviewed by an expert judging panel before the winners are chosen; the winners are then announced at the annual CIPR Excellence Awards black tie event in central London.

Take a look at the categories, find out how to enter and prepare your submission today!

Important updates to the online entry platform

This year, we've created a new form on the online entry platform so a PDF version is no longer required. Once you've selected the category you'd like to enter, the text boxes appropriate to that category are displayed on screen. Please ensure you correctly add the text of your entry to the relevant fields. A word count of 1,000 words has been added to the entry form. This enables you to choose how many words you allocate to each part of the criteria. Should your entry exceed the limit, a pop-up warning is displayed.

CIPR Excellence Awards timetable

  1. Tuesday 23 February 2016 – all entries to be submitted by 18:00 GMT.
  2. Tuesday 1 March 2016late entries will be accepted until 18:00 GMT (an additional £75 + VAT will be applied to each late entry).
  3. March 2016 first round of judging.
  4. April 2016shortlist announced. All entrants notified and shortlisted entrants invited to panel interviews.
  5. April – June 2016 - tickets on sale for the Excellence Awards Dinner.
  6. Wednesday 8 June 2016CIPR Excellence Awards dinner at Old Billingsgate, London

Contact us

If you need to speak to the team, please email or call on 0207 631 6900 (option 4).