The agencies are this week named with other firms, PROs and campaigns shortlisted for 23 of 28 awards.
Hill & Knowlton and Weber Shandwick go head-to-head for the International Consultancy of the Year mantle. The Private Sector Department of the Year award will be contested between Coca-Cola Bottlers, Experian, GNER, Halifax, McDonald's Restaurants and travel firm TUI UK Thomson.
The shortlists have been whittled down from a total of 590 entries. The 2005 PRWeek Awards will take place on 18 October at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.
Full list of finalists, p19.