Entry and payment

Your entry must be no longer than 1,000 words and address the criteria set out in the category you're entering. Please look at these criteria carefully when deciding on the appropriate category to enter, as entry categories cannot be changed once judging has commenced.

Please ensure your 1,000-word submission is submitted via our online entry platform. Once you've selected your region and the category you wish to enter, the text boxes appropriate to that category are displayed on screen. Make sure you correctly input the text of your entry into the relevant fields. Any supporting material – such as images, press clippings and links to videos – is optional and should be uploaded in one PDF document, no longer than 4 pages (see guidelines in each category). If you're entering the Best Use of Photography or Design category, please upload all images as part of your supporting material.

We'll acknowledge receipt of entries by email within a week of the late entry closing date.

Entry fees

  • Standard: £115 + VAT
  • Outstanding Young Communicator: £90 + VAT
  • Outstanding Independent Practitioner: £65 + VAT

Standard entries are accepted until 18:00 on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

  • Late standard: £190 + VAT
  • Late Outstanding Young Communicator: £165 + VAT
  • Late Outstanding Independent Practitioner: £140 + VAT

Late entries are accepted until 18:00 on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

Entry payment options

Debit or credit card:

Payment can be made via the online entry platform but please note that the CIPR does not accept American Express. If you're paying online, please put your entries forward for payment as soon as you've submitted them as final.


You can request an invoice via the online entry platform. Please include a PO number if required by your organisation. Invoices must be paid by 17:00 on Friday 23 June 2017 or entries will be withdrawn.