The first deadline passed on 21 May, but applicants have until midnight on 11 June to make their submissions. All entries after 21 May will be charged a late penalty fee of £85+VAT.
The winners of the Awards will be announced at a gala evening at London’s Grosvenor House on 20 October, where the best agencies, in-house teams and individuals will be crowned.
In recognition of the evolution taking place in the PR industry, this year’s Awards feature two new categories under the Campaigns segment: Best Use of Content, and Best Use of Creativity.
Other categories in the new Campaigns: Techniques segment are:
* Best Use of a Small Budget (under £30,000) – another new category for 2015
* Best Integrated Campaign
* Best PR Event
* Most Innovative Use of Digital and Social Media
* Best Use of Planning, Strategy and Evaluation
* Issues Management and Crisis Management
* Internal Communications and Employee Engagement
The categories in the new Campaigns: Sectors segment are:
* Marketing Communications (under the following categories: FMCG; Health, Beauty, Retail and Fashion; Automotive and Transport; and Culture Media, Sport and Travel)
* Public Affairs
* Financial Services
* Healthcare: Ethical & OTC Consumer
* B2B Campaign of the Year
* City & Corporate Communications
* Public Sector
There are six categories under the People & Agencies segment:
* Large Consultancy of the Year (UK fees £10m-plus)
* Mid-Sized Consultancy of the Year (UK fees £2m-£10m)
* Small Consultancy of the Year (UK fees under £2m)
* Specialist Consultancy of the Year
* New Consultancy of the Year
* Young PR Professional of the Year
Remember, it is not all about PR agencies; PRWeek is particularly keen to see entries from UK in-house comms teams. For the first time, finalists in the In-House Team of the Year category will be visited by the judges as part of the process.
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For information on the Awards, and to see the 'entry kit' that outlines the criteria for each category, visit prweekawards.com.
For more details on the PRWeek Awards, contact Robyn Carter on 020 8267 8057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.