PRWeek UK Awards 2017: entry deadline extended to 13 June

The deadline for entering the 2017 UK PRWeek Awards has been extended - with 13 June now the cut-off point for submissions to the sector's most prestigious awards ceremony.

Unity: among the big winners in 2016
Unity: 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.

Click here for details of how to enter.

Meanwhile, in a change to the usual format, this year there will be five chairs of the judging panel:

  • Jo Bartlett, head of communications, Sony Interactive Entertainment UK & Ireland
  • Joan O'Connor, European consumer PR, Coca-Cola
  • Pierre Goad, group MD and group head of employee insight and comms, HSBC Holdings
  • Richard Scott, director of corporate affairs, Virgin Trains
  • Simon Enright, director of comms, NHS

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

In the campaigns section there is the new Best Influencer Marketing Campaign Award and a Best Use of New Technology Award.

There is a Best Agency Outside of London award to recognise the most accomplished agency whose HQ is outside the M25.

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.

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.

For more details on the PRWeek awards, contact Sian O'Neill at or on 020 8267 4152. 

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Click here to see the winners of last year's PRWeek Awards.

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