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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 13 December, 2012: The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) has announced that it has engaged the Stevie Awards to manage its Golden World Awards for Excellence in Public Relations. IPRA & Stevie Awards Partnership

IPRA is the world’s leading international association for public relations practitioners.  The Stevie Awards organize the world’s leading business awards programmes, including The International Business Awards and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The IPRA Golden World Awards offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programmes. Inaugurated in 1990 and conducted every year since, they can lay claim to being among the most prestigious awards in the field. The competition is open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in the previous 12 months.

The 2013 edition will open for entries in mid-January.

“This partnership with the Stevie Awards will help to bring IPRA’s Golden World Awards to the next level of international prominence and prestige,” said Jim Holt, IPRA CEO.  “The Stevie Awards have shown that they can continue to grow the number of awards entries and international judge participants, year in and year out, and we’re excited that they have agreed to work with us to grow the Golden World Awards.”

Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards, added, “Helping IPRA grow the Golden World Awards will help us to engender goodwill and recognition of the Stevie Awards in new global corners of the public relations industry.”

More information about IPRA’s Golden World Awards for Excellence in Public Relations is available at

About IPRA
IPRA strives to be the world’s most relevant, resourceful and influential professional association for senior international public relations executives. The association provides both intellectual leadership in the practice of international public relations and makes available to its members the services that will help them meet their professional responsibilities and to succeed in their careers, thus enabling the association to increase membership, grow financially and create a virtuous circle of success.
IPRA works at the academic level with universities as well as with global organizations such as the United Nations.  Learn more at

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at


Dear Stevie  
Delighted to hear that you will 
be the new IPRA GWA partner. I've been a judge since 2006. I'm happy to continue being a judge because of my experience and ongoing contributions. I am a great promoter of this project because of its significance. So do get in touch if I can assist in any way. Best regards, Jacqueline 
Purcell FRSA Accredited Practitioner 25 years in Public Relations. Member of the Harvard  
Business Review Council. 
Based in London. England but operating World Wide. Mobile: 07884413305
Posted @ Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:04 AM by Jacqueline Purcell
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