PRWeek UK Awards 2017: entries open for the PR industry's Oscars

Entries are now open for the PRWeek Awards 2017, the most prestigious awards ceremony for the UK PR industry.

The Romans: among the big winners in 2016
The Romans: among the big winners in 2016

The winners will be announced at a gala Awards evening taking place in London on 18 October, where the best agencies, in-house teams and individuals will be crowned.

Big winners at last year's awards were the agencies Unity and The Romans, as well as MHP/Engine's Missing Type type campaign.

This year, which will be the 30th anniversary of the Awards ceremony, five new gongs are also up for grabs.

In the People and Agencies section, the Game Changer/Big Thinker Award has been added, rewarding an individual or organisation that has devised and developed an idea that has changed the industry for the better. The new Force for Good Award recognises the individual or organisation whose selfless actions related to the PR industry have benefited society or specific communities.

There is also a Best Agency Outside of London award to recognise the most accomplished agency whose HQ is outside the M25, while in the campaigns section there is the new Best Influencer Marketing Campaign Award and a Best Use of New Technology Award.

For more information on the Awards, including the entry kit that outlines the criteria for each category and individual awards, visit the PRWeek UK Awards website.

Deadline for submission is 25 May. Entries submitted after that date, but before the late deadline of 8 June, will incur an £85 late fee per entry.

A breakfast briefing on how to write an award-winning entry, featuring a panel discussion with former judges, also takes place in London on 24 April.

And, for the first time, the breakfast briefing is heading to Manchester on 26 April, making it more accessible for organisations from around the UK to attend.

For more details on the PRWeek awards, contact Emily Grant on 020 8267 4817 or

For enquiries about partnership opportunities, contact Steve Forsdick on 07464 494732 or

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