The Awards spotlight the best campaigns, agencies, in-house teams, and individuals working in these sectors and disciplines in the UK.
New categories for 2021 include Best Integrated Agency for Corporate Comms and Public Affairs, New Consultancy of the Year, and Best In-house Team for Corporate Comms.
The chair of the judging panel is Jamie Dunkley, group external communications director at St James’s Place Wealth Management.
John Harrington, editor of PRWeek UK, said: "The Awards recognise the best achievement in some of the fastest-growing and most competitive parts of our sector. With the challenges of COVID-19 alongside ongoing political and economic uncertainty, there's never been a more important time to prove your value to decision-makers – and give your organisation and workforce a well-needed morale boost."
The reduced-price 'early bird' entry deadline is 16 September, with a standard entry deadline of 8 October. The Awards showcase is to take place on 27 January 2022.
Full list of categories
Campaign or Project Categories
Best Handling of a De/merger and/or Acquisition Deal
Best Handling of an IPO
Best Crisis Comms
Best Proactive Lobbying Campaign on an Issue or Cause
Best Public Affairs Campaign for an NGO, Charity or Campaigning Organisation
Best Use of Media Relations in a Campaign
Best Use of Social Media and/or Influencers in a Campaign
Best Corporate Internal Comms or Employee Engagement Campaign
Corporate and/or Financial Comms Professional of the Year (Agency)
Corporate and/or Financial Comms Professional of the Year (In-house)
Public Affairs Professional of the Year (Agency)
Public Affairs Professional of the Year (In-house)
Team or Agency Categories
New for 2021 - Best In-house Team for Corporate Comms
Best In-house Team for Public Affairs
Best Agency for Internal Comms or Employee Engagement
New for 2021 – New Consultancy of the Year
Best Agency for Corporate and/or Financial Comms
Best Agency for Public Affairs
New for 2021 – Best Integrated Agency for Corporate and Public Affairs