We’ve pulled together answers to the questions we’re most often asked about the PRide Awards.
WHICH PRIDE AWARDS REGION SHOULD I ENTER?
Entries should be submitted into the PRide Awards region where the team responsible for the work is based. (i.e. a Manchester office would enter into the North West region). If you’re unsure of your region, view our CIPR Regions.
WHERE CAN I FIND GUIDANCE ON MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION?
A clarification of the principles of best practice in measurement can be found in our Statement of best practice in measurement and evaluation. This includes information on outcomes and outputs.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE TIMEFRAME WITHIN WHICH WORK ENTERED SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT?
The timeframe for the work to be carried out is between May 2022 and May 2023. Read the full entry criteria
DO YOU HAVE TO BE A CIPR MEMBER TO ENTER THE PRIDE AWARDS?
The CIPR PRide Awards are open to any organisation, company or individual connected to, or working within, the public relations or communications industries within the specific regions.
WHAT INTERNET BROWSER SHOULD I USE?
Google Chrome and Firefox are the best browsers to use. We recommend you avoid using Internet Explorer or Safari.
HOW DO I UPLOAD MY 1,000-WORD ENTRY?
Once you’ve selected your region and the category you’d like to enter, simply upload a text only PDF to the Entry upload section.
HOW DO I UPLOAD A VIDEO LINK/HYPERLINK AS PART OF MY ENTRY?
Links should be included within the one PDF document of supporting material.
WHY CAN I NOT UPLOAD A PDF/IMAGE?
The maximum size per file is 10MB. If you’re struggling to upload these, we advise uploading them one at a time, clicking on “save as draft” after each one.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I UPLOADED MY ENTRY INTO THE WRONG CATEGORY?
You must contact the team via email as soon as possible. Unfortunately, once the judging process has commenced, entry categories cannot be changed.
DO YOU OFFER FEEDBACK ON ENTRIES?
If your entry isn’t shortlisted, we’re able to provide numerical scores as feedback, on request.
DOES MY ENTRY REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL?
All judges are required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the judging period. If your entry is shortlisted, you’re asked at that stage to submit a revised copy with confidential information. All winning entries are published on the CIPR website as case studies and may be used in subsequent media releases. All other entries are archived and may be used as future case studies (with the permission of entrants). If your entry is shortlisted you have the opportunity to submit a revised copy with any confidential information removed if you wish.
WHO JUDGES THE ENTRIES?
The judging of each region’s entries is done by a team of CIPR members based outside the region of entry. Team awards are judged by teams of CIPR members based in London with no affiliation to the PRide Award regions.
IF SOMEONE IN OUR ORGANISATION IS A JUDGE, CAN WE STILL ENTER THE AWARDS?
Yes – judges don’t judge the entries from the region they’re based in.