How does judging work?

A team of more than 60 senior PR professionals, all of whom sign a confidentiality agreement, judge the entries in each of the categories and select the shortlists.

All shortlisted entrants are invited to attend a 20-minute panel interview in London, facilitated by Lindsey Collumbell Chart.PR, MCIPR. This is your opportunity to update the judges on your submission and for them to delve deeper into the intricacies of your entry. At this stage, the judges are joined by another 31 professionals from disciplines associated with the profession. Together, these expert panels select the category award winners.

Chairs of Judges

The role of the Chairs of Judges is to preside over the 90-strong team of judges to resolve any disputes, questions or differences of opinion that arise during the judging process.

Our 2018 Chairs of Judges are:

  • Paul Mylrea Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, Past CIPR President and Director of Communications at the University of Cambridge
  • Sandra Macleod FCIPR, Founder and CEO of Mindful Reputation.