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TOP INTERNATIONAL PR AWARDS COMPETITION ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRIES

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

IPRA Golden World Awards Deadline Is 6 May

London – 22 April 2013 – The 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition, has issued a call for entries.  The entry deadline is 6 May.

IPRA Golden World AwardsThe entry kit for the 2013 GWA is available online.  Late entries will be accepted through 20 May with payment of a £50/entry late fee.

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programmes. The 2013 competition, conducted by the International Public Relations Association, is open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in 2012/2013.

Entries submitted to the Golden World Awards competition will be judged by an international panel of senior practitioners. In considering entries, the judges may grant one, several or no awards in each category. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include:

  • Community Relations
    For community relations campaigns not conducted by government / local authorities.
  • Corporate Communications
    For excellence in enhancing a company’s overall reputation through corporate communications.
  • Crisis Management
    Example of excellent communications management during a crisis.
  • Digital Media Relations
    For the successful use of digital media relations in a PR campaign.
  • Event Management
    For the planning and delivery of a successful event with a public relations dimension.
  • Internal Communications
    For a creative internal communications campaign that engaged and informed personnel.
  • Launch of a New Product
    For well-planned PR activities around the launch of a product.
  • PR on a Shoestring 
    For an imaginative PR campaign done on a small budget.
  • Publications
    For PR publications such as newsletters or magazines that showed excellence and imagination in communicating with stakeholders. This can be in a print or electronic format.
  • Social Media for PR
    For excellence in the use of social media as a public relations tool.
  • Technology
    For the effective use of public relations in the technology sector, including business-to-business and consumer campaigns.

For a full list of categories, visit the GWA website at www.ipra.org/gwa.

The 2013 GWA are managed on behalf of IPRA by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes the world’s premier business awards programs including The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards.  Questions about IPRA’s Golden World Awards may be directed to GWA@thestevies.com.

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 www.IPRA.org.

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.  A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut later this year.  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 www.StevieAwards.com.

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Early-bird Deadline Today for IPRA's Golden World Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 11:13 AM

Today is the early-bird entry deadline for the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition. You'll save £50 per entry if you submit your nominations through today.Golden World Awards

If you haven't yet done so, you can get your entry kit here.

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programmes. The 2013 competition, conducted by the International Public Relations Association, is open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in 2012/2013.

Entries submitted to the Golden World Awards competition will be judged by an international panel of senior practitioners. In considering entries, the judges may grant one, several or no awards in each category. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include:

  • Community Relations
    For community relations campaigns not conducted by government / local authorities.
  • Corporate Communications
    For excellence in enhancing a company’s overall reputation through corporate communications.
  • Crisis Management
    Example of excellent communications management during a crisis.
  • Digital Media Relations
    For the successful use of digital media relations in a PR campaign.
  • Event Management
    For the planning and delivery of a successful event with a public relations dimension.
  • Internal Communications
    For a creative internal communications campaign that engaged and informed personnel.
  • Launch of a New Product
    For well-planned PR activities around the launch of a product.
  • PR on a Shoestring 
    For an imaginative PR campaign done on a small budget.
  • Publications
    For PR publications such as newsletters or magazines that showed excellence and imagination in communicating with stakeholders. This can be in a print or electronic format.
  • Social Media for PR
    For excellence in the use of social media as a public relations tool.
  • Technology
    For the effective use of public relations in the technology sector, including business-to-business and consumer campaigns.

For a full list of categories, visit the GWA website.

If you can't make today's early-bird entry deadline, 6 May is the entry deadline, and late entries will be accepted through 20 May with the payment of a late fee of £50 per entry. All entry details are available at www.ipra.org/gwa.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2013 edition of IPRA's Golden World Awards for Excellence.

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THE STEVIE® AWARDS TO MANAGE IPRA’S GOLDEN WORLD AWARDS

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Dec 13, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

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 www.IPRA.org/GWA

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 www.IPRA.org.

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 www.StevieAwards.com.

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The American Business Awards Announce Finalists in 10th Annual Competition

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

Coveted Stevie® Awards to Be Presented at Ceremonies in New York and San Francisco

New York, NY – May 10, 2012– Finalists were announced today in The 10th Annual American Business Awards. Companies as diverse as Apple, Chipotle Mexican Grill, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company, ING DIRECT, NASCAR, Overstock.com, and YouSendIt are among those recognized.  Lists of Finalists by category have been published at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABAThe American Business Awards

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations and individuals in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations.

This year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced at two award banquets: the first will take place on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York; and the second, a new event, will be held on September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California and will honor Stevie Award winners in all tech-related categories. More than 800 executives are expected to attend the events.  The ceremonies will be broadcast nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network.    

A record number of nominations were submitted this year with more than 3,000 from organizations of all sizes and from virtually every industry.  The ABAs include a wide variety of categories including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, web site awards, and more.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.  Members of 10 specialized final judging committees will determine Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among Finalists in judging that will begin next week.  More than 250 executives will participate in the judging process this year.

Voting will open in early July for the People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a component of The American Business Awards that invites the general public to vote for their favorite new products of the year in a number of categories including Favorite New Smartphone, Favorite New Tablet, Favorite New Consumer Product, and Favorite New Smartphone or Tablet App. 

For press credentials for the June 18 and September 17 award banquets or for more information, contact jill@mediashoppr.com.

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 www.StevieAwards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, and VerticalResponse.

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Tenth Annual American Business Awards Announces Call for Entries

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:19 AM

For First Time, Nation’s Top Business Awards to  Be Presented at Ceremonies in Both New York and San Francisco

The Stevie® Awards today issued the call for entries for The 10th Annual American Business Awards, the USA’s only all-encompassing business awards program, and invited all organizations nationwide to publicly recognize the achievements of their executives and employees by nominating them for a Stevie.

American Business AwardsThe entry deadline is March 28. Late entries will be accepted through April 25 with a late fee.  All individuals and organizations in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.   The 2012 awards will honor work since the beginning of 2011.   Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA

Nominations are now being accepted in various category groups for  management awards, public relations awards, marketing awards, new product awards, human resources awards, information technology awardsweb site awards, and more. There are many new categories for 2012, including 18 new categories for smartphone and tablet apps, as well as the Best of the ABA Awards, five best-of-competition prizes that will awarded to the organizations that submit the best overall body of work to the competition.

For the first time, The American Business Awards will feature two awards banquets.  The first will take place on June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City and will honor Stevie Award winners in traditional categories.  The second, a new event, will be held on September 17 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California and will honor Stevie Award winners in all tech-related categories.

Also new in 2012, Stevie Awards will be conferred in three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.  To date, only overall category winners have been recognized as Stevie winners.

“We are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The American Business Awards and the Stevie Awards movement at a time when the American economy is rebounding,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “Whether they’re multinational corporations and top executives or local businesses and hourly employees, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be publicly honored for their hard work and achievements.”

The 2012 American Business Awards will include the Fourth Annual People’s Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, in which the general public will vote for their favorite new products and services of the year. Each new product or service nominated in The American Business Awards’ new product awards categories will automatically be included in people’s choice voting.  Voting will open in early July and winners will be announced at the San Francisco ceremony on September 17.

The American Business Awards’ June event will be the culmination of the inaugural America Means Business, a celebration of entrepreneurship that will take place June 13-15 in New York City.  Created by the Stevie Awards to educate people about how to start and grow a business, America Means Business will feature inspirational keynotes, “How I Did It” case studies, one-to-one mentoring, an exhibition, and more.  America Means Business is now accepting proposals from speakers and attendee registrations at www.AmericaMeansBusiness-NYC.com.

2011 Stevie Awards were presented last June in The Ninth Annual American Business Awards to a diverse group of organizations including American Express OPEN,  Blackboard, EmpowHER Media, ESPN, Hewlett-Packard, Kwittken & Company, Millennial Media,  Overstock.com, Red Frog Events, and Tesla Motors, among others. 

To enter The 2012 American Business Awards, visit www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

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 www.StevieAwards.com/, and follow the Stevie Awards on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube

Sponsors and partners of The 2012 American Business Awards include American Support, Business TalkRadio Network, Citrix Online, Dynamics Research Corporation, iolo technologies, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, Primus Telecommunications Group, SoftPro, SDL and VerticalResponse.

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PR Awards Judges for The 2011 International Business Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Aug 02, 2011 @ 01:13 PM

Yesterday in this space we recognized the more than 100 professionals worldwide who participated in preliminary judging of The 2011 International Business Awards, the world's only all-encompassing, fully-international business awards program.  The average scores of those preliminary judges determined the entries that were eligible to be included in final judging.

Today we recognize the members of the final judging committee for the PR awards categories of this year's IBAs.  Our sincere thanks go to

Mary Frances Fagan, Director of Corporate Communcations, Europe and the Pacific, AmericanAirlines®, Hounslow, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Clare Gayner, Head of Corporate Communications, HP Asia Pacific & Japan, Singapore
Richard Hedges, Director-Communications, Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce PLC, Derby, United Kingdom
Miriam Henn, Head of Communications-Germany, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
Poonam Kaul, Director, Communications, Nokia India Private Limited, Gurgaon, India
Jin Montesano, VP, Corporate & Government Affairs, Asia Pacific Region, Kraft Foods, Singapore
Anita Sharma, Assistant Vice President, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, New Delhi, India
Ranjana Smetacek, Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited, New Delhi, India
Josie Taylor, Corporate Communications & Analyst Relations, Microsoft Asia, Singapore

Atul AhluwaliaThis outstanding judging panel was put together and led by Committee Chair Atul Ahluwalia, President - India, with Corporate Voice | Weber Shandwick, in New Delhi, India.

Their average scores determined the winners of Stevie Award trophies and Distinguished Honoree (honorable mention) medals in categories such as

  • Public Relations Agency of the Year
  • Communications Department of the Year
  • Communications Team of the Year
  • Communications Executive of the Year
  • and 13 Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year categories

This year's winners were announced last week and will be honored at ceremonies in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 11 October.

What do you think of the PR awards categories judging committee?

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Stevie® Awards Name Camfed as Beneficiary of 2011 Awards Programs

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 03:32 PM

A Portion of Proceeds From All 2011 Business Award Programs to Benefit Fight Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa

camfed logoThe Stevie Awards, organizers of the world's premier business awards, today named Camfed, a non-profit organization that aims to fight poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa, as the sole non-profit beneficiary of its programs this year.

As the beneficiary of the Stevie Awards, Camfed will receive a portion of every ticket sold for each of the four Stevie Awards shows in 2011 including The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 

Camfed (http://www.camfed.org) is an organization dedicated to fighting poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change in their communities. With more than 90 percent of Camfed's operating budget going directly to programs in Africa, the organization benefits millions of girls in Africa. For example, they have improved the school environment for 1,065,710 children, provided scholarships for 42,184 girls to go to high school, trained 4,068 teacher mentors and helped 769 young women go to college.

"We are honored to have the support of a national organization like The Stevie Awards and the global business community," said Kristin Harrison, Camfed's Strategic Communications Manager. "With additional funding and increased awareness of Camfed, we will be able to put more children in Africa on the path to success and extend our fight against poverty and AIDS."

In addition to the monetary contribution, Camfed will receive $50,000 worth of advertising and editorial coverage on the Stevie Awards web sites and email newsletter. The Stevie Awards (www.stevieawards.com) recognize outstanding performance in the workplace worldwide, and communicate with hundreds of thousands of business professionals each year.

"For our beneficiary this year, we wanted to select an organization with a mission to provide brighter futures for tomorrow's generation of potential leaders," said Michael Gallagher, president of The Stevie Awards. "Camfed's mission to stop the spread of poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa not only supports education and health, but also facilitates the start of small businesses on a continent that needs them vitally."

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 http://www.stevieawards.com

About Camfed
Camfed fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change. Our goal: To improve the lives of two million children by 2013. For more information please visit: http://www.camfed.org

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9th American Business Awards Issues Call for Entries

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Feb 08, 2011 @ 10:22 AM

As the U.S. economy rebounds, employees and executives are working harder than ever before. In order to shine a spotlight on the organizations, individuals and teams that strive for excellence in the workplace each day, the Stevie® Awards today officially issued the call for entries for its Ninth Annual American Business Awards.  (I say "officially" because entries have been coming in since October.)

ABA LogotypeThe American Business Awards are the only all-encompassing awards program that honors outstanding performances in the American workplace. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The entry deadline is March 31 and late entries will be accepted through April 27 with a late fee. The 2011 awards will honor work since the beginning of 2010, and the awards will be announced on June 20 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Entry details are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/aba/.

Nominations are accepted in various category groups including management awards, public relations awards, marketing awards, new product awards, HR awards, IT awardsweb site awards, and more. New categories in 2011 include Executive of the Year - Health Products & Services and Best New Product or Service of the Year - Health Products & Services, and more than 40 new Marketing Campaign of the Year categories.

"The American Business Awards offer individuals and organizations the recognition they deserve for achievements in the workplace," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "Each year our judges recognize organizations large and small, from the world's most famous companies to mom-and-pop startups, and I think 2011 is going to offer many stories of remarkable and inspiring achievement."

The 2011 American Business Awards will include the third edition of the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products(SM), in which the general public can vote for their favorite new products and services of the year. Each new product or service nominated in The American Business Awards will automatically be included in people's choice voting. Voting opens in May and winners of the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products will be honored at the June awards dinner in New York.

The Eighth Annual American Business Awards were presented last June to a diverse group of organizations including Accenture, adidas, Apple Inc., Boost Mobile, Ford Motor Company, Hilton Hotels, Nu Skin Enterprises, the Rubicon Project and The Timberland Company among others. For a list of winners and finalists of the 2010 awards visit: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/awards/403_2183_20410.cfm.  

To request an entry kit for The 2011 American Business Awards, visit http://www.stevieawards.com/aba/.

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One Big Reason to Enter The American Business Awards Before Thursday

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 @ 01:43 PM

Tomorrow - Wednesday, November 17 - is the first early-bird deadline for The 2011 (9th annual) American Business Awards, and entry fees are discounted by as much as 40% if you enter through tomorrow.

Entry fees will go up an average of $35 per entry on Thursday.  The next early-bird deadline will be December 15.  The final deadline isn't until March 31, but even then late entries will be accepted through April 27 with payment of a late fee.

Get your entry kit for the 2010 ABAs, then submit your entries online - it's very easy to do.

In case you've forgotten, The American Business Awards are the premier business awards program in the U.S.A.  There are categories to recognize achievement in the workplace in every facet of work life:

* Management Awards
* Company Awards
* Public Relations Awards
* Customer Service Awards
* Human Resources Awards
* New Product Awards
* Product Management Awards
* Marketing Awards
* Web Site Awards
* Video Awards
* Live Event Awards
* Annual Report and Other Literature Awards

and more.  Questions about how to enter?  Contact us.

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2 Reasons Why Weber Shandwick Is 2010 PR Agency of the Year

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Nov 04, 2010 @ 02:44 PM

Rose de la Paqua and Tanya BeckettNow that we're coming to the end of 2010 and we look back over the Stevie Award winners for the year, it's apparent that Weber Shandwick truly is the agency of the year for its haul of pr awards.

The agency won the Stevie for Public Relations Agency of the Year in The 8th annual American Business Awards back in June in New York.  You can read the full-text of their Stevie-winning nomination on the ABA web site.

Weber Shandwick Europe then won the International Stevie for Public Relations Agency of the Year in Europe in The 7th annual International Business Awards, which were presented in Istanbul, Turkey on September 27.  That award was accepted by Rose de la Pascua, Chair of Weber Shandwick Spain and Executive Vice President for Continental Europe.  Read the full-text of Weber Shandwick Europe's Stevie-winning entry on the IBA web site.

Members of the Weber Shandwick network around the world also won honors in Stevie Awards's public relations awards categories in 2010, including among others AC Sanafor in Finland, McCann PR in Romania, Corporate Weber Shandwick in India, and Weber Shandwick in Dallas, Texas among others.

In addition, the agency won a raft of other awards in 2010.

So who'll be the Stevies' agency of the year in 2011?

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