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 research, planning, 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 is outlined within the second paragraph on each category page so please make sure you check the relevant page.
Do you have to be a CIPR member to enter the PRide Awards?
No. 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. Please note that individual awards (categories 23 and 24) are exceptions.
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 submission?
Once you've selected your region and 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.
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 can see a red cross but the title of your upload is next to it, this means it has been uploaded. The red cross is there in case you need to delete the document you've uploaded.
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 revised copy with confidential information removed. 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).
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, but the judge doesn't take part in the judging of any category in which you've entered.
Do I receive an acknowledgement confirming that you've received my entry?
Yes, we acknowledge receipt of entries by email within one week of the late entry closing date.