Public Relations Awards

IPRA World Congress -- Leadership in Communication

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

                                            World Congress Johannesburg 2015
                                 Leadership in Communication – The Way to Trust
                                        South Africa, 27-29th of September 2015

The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and their official partner, the Public IPRA logo3Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA) are excited to share the date for the 2015 IPRA World Congress. They hope to welcome you on 27-29 September 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa, for an exciting three day conference in best practice for professional communications and public relations practitioners.

IPRA is the world's most relevant, resourceful and influential professional association for senior international public relations executives. IPRA also hosts the Golden World Awards for PR Excellence, organized by the Stevie Awards.

The IPRA World Congress is the highlight of both association’s annual activities. The theme for the 2015 conference will be Leadership in Communication – the way to Trust. 

IPRA is committed to delivering an inspirational experience and has prepared a programme that provides fitting content and advice to master the challenges we encounter daily within the communications industry. 

A list of highly respected speakers have been hand-picked to address and motivate delegates to new heights. There is something for every level and flavour of delegate – PR agencies, In-house PR managers, public affairs directors, the corporate sector, Government officials, NGOs and Academics. 

The esteemed speakers are:

  • Alan Vanderemolen, vice chairman, DJE Holdings
  • Rod Cartwright, global partner and director of the global public affairs practice, Ketchum
  • Heath Applebaum, Canadian Professor and reputation expert
  • Msindisi Fengu, Former journalist, winner of the CNN award of Best African Journalist, now communication director in a Telco company
  • Jose Filipe Torres, CEO Bloom Consulting, country branding specialist
  • Jeremy Galbraith, CEO, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, global chief strategy officer at Burson Marsteller
  • Robert Phillips, former CEO Edelman EMEA, author of the coming book 'Trust me, PR is dead'
  • Colin Byrne, CEO UK & EMEA Weber Shandwick

Over the years, the IPRA World Congress has become the largest gathering of the global Public Relations Industry. We would be honoured to count you amongst our 500+ participants – simply confirm your participation by visiting: http://ipra.org/congress/registrations

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Winners Selected for IPRA Public Relations Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

IPRA logoWinners have been selected in the 22nd annual IPRA Golden World Awards for PR Excellence. The International Public Relations Association's Golden World Awards for PR Excellence are the world's top international PR awards competition, featuring a wide variety of categories for agencies and communications departments. 

To see the full list of IPRA Golden World Award winners, click here.

All organizations and individuals worldwide were invited to submit entries for the 2014 program. The gala awards ceremony will take place on Friday, November 14 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The organization that was awarded the most GWAs this year was Weber Shandwick. They received 11 awards in categories such as Event management - Agency, Internal communications - Agency, and International PR campaign - Agency. MSLGROUP won nine GWAs in categories such as Digital Media Relations - Agency and Consumer PR for an Existing Service - Agency for their work with P&G. SPN Communications won four GWAs, while Hill + Knowlton Strategies Ltd, Kanyon Shopping Center, and navos - Public Dialogue Consultants GmbH won two awards each.

The Golden World Awards are managed by the Stevie Awards, organizer of the world's premier business awards, on behalf of IPRA.

If you have questions about the IPRA Golden World Awards please do no hesitate to contact us.

GWA@thestevies.com
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Update on the Schedule for the Top PR Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

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Finalists have been selected for the 22nd annual IPRA Golden World Awards for PR Excellence, and we're getting ready for the second round of judging later this month.

The International Public Relations Association's Golden World Awards for PR Excellence are the world's top international PR awards competition, featuring a wide variety of categories for agencies and communications departments.  All organizations and individuals worldwide were invited to submit entries for the 2014 program.

The first round of judging has concluded and the final round of juding will take place on Friday, June 27, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 30. While the judges are conferred in Amsterdam, the IPRA board will determine the place and date for the gala awards ceremony this coming autumn. 

If you have questions about the GWAs, managed by the Stevie® Awards, please don't hesitate to contact us.

GWA@thestevies.com
+1 703-547-8389
www.StevieAwards.com

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Top PR Awards' Entry Deadline Extended 1 Week

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 08:51 AM

IPRA GWA LogoYesterday was the final entry deadline for the 22nd edition of the International Public Relations Association's Golden World Awards for PR Excellence, and we're pleased to announce that the competition has received a record number of entries.

We've received many requests for deadline extensions, though, and we've prevailed upon the IPRA secretariat to extend the deadline for a short time.  They've agreed to extend the final entry deadline through Tuesday, May 27, and it will not be extended further.

Get the entry kit for the awards here.

The GWAs are the world's top international PR awards competition, featuring a wide variety of categories for agencies and communications departments.  All organizations and individuals worldwide are invited to submit entries.

The Golden World Awards initiative, established in 1990 by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and now managed by the Stevie® Awards, recognizes excellence in public relations practice worldwide.  There is no more prestigious international public relations awards program.

Judging will take place: 1st Round in early June, 2nd Round on June 26.

The winners celebration will be held in fall 2014, date and setting to be determined.

If you have questions about how to prepare or submit entries after you've reviewed the entry kit, please don't hesitate to contact us.

GWA@thestevies.com
+1 703-547-8389
www.StevieAwards.com


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How PR Awards Can Validate the Quality of Your Work

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

Dr. Zehra Güngör is president of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and founder of STAGE Communications Consultancy (a member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group) in Istanbul, Turkey. IPRA's Golden World Awards for PR Excellence, now in their 22nd year, are managed by the Stevie Awards.  The GWAs are the world's top PR awards competition, and feature a variety of categories for both agencies and in-house departments.

The entry deadline for the 2014 IPRA Golden World Awards is May 5. Get your entry kit here. You'll avoid the £50/entry late fee if you enter through this deadline.

1404IPRAnewWe asked Zehra for her elevator pitch to communications professionals on why they should enter the IPRA Golden World Awards.

Zehra told us that she sees it as “a great motivation for the project staff and the project itself. Winning an IPRA Golden World Award provides a validation of the quality of an organization’s work. It’s marketing plus. IPRA is the pre-eminent international PR organization, so it is a great honor to receive an IPRA award from the global PR community. Furthermore, it’s a recognition of the talents and effort of the staff involved in a project.”

Or, for that really short elevator ride: These awards offer worldwide recognition for world-class public relations programs.

Successful Partnership

IPRA teamed up with the Stevie® Awards two years ago to manage the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence  Zehra told us that the partnership has contributed significantly to the perception of these awards.  As she put it: “Partnering with the Stevies has extended our reach and brought the Golden World Awards to a wider audience. Both the Stevies and the Golden World Awards have a worldwide reputation for consistency in rewarding success. This partnership helps to provide a more potent recognition for people in the PR industry.”

New Categories for 2014

The IPRA Golden World Awards categories cover a wide range of fields. We asked Zehra what new categories had been introduced for 2014. “This year, we talked to the European Commission department responsible for the digital agenda, and are pleased to announce a Special Award this year for ‘PR with an objective of progress in digital inclusion within the EU.’ Additionally, we already have a UN Award, which will be made for a campaign that best demonstrates PR with an objective of social progress. We are also in discussions with other international organizations for future special awards.”

The Future of the Communications Industry

Zehra has worked in the communications field most of her life, and is excited about the future. The dynamism of the communications profession is what inspires me,” she told us. “There are no borders for this industry: it is multi cultural. Tolerance and empathy are the key words I use to describe successful PR professionals.”

Zehra sees big changes ahead: “I know that there are going to be many changes in the future, so the business of communications will become more challenging. This is what stimulates me. I look forward to the test.”

About Zehra Güngör

Dr. Zehra Güngör has been a member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) for 10 years and has served on both the former Council and the Board for some eight years.  She has been Jury Chair for the IPRA Golden World Awards for the past two years and was appointed president of IPRA for 2014. She is also a member of TUHID (Turkish Public Relations Association) and a founding member and former board member of KAGIDER (Turkish Women’s Entrepreneurs Association) and the Propeller Club.

Zehra worked as an economics journalist for 20 years before founding a PR consultancy, STAGE Communications Consultancy, in 1999. During her journalism career, she was named “Best Journalist of the Year” three times by the Turkish Journalists Association. She was awarded a scholarship to the USA by the Turkish Government and worked as a journalist at McGraw-Hill Publications in New York for one year. Zehra has been running STAGE Communications Consultancy for the past 14 years.

Zehra is the holder of an MA and PhD in communications together with a BA in English Literature. She currently lectures in communications and publicity at both Okan and Yeditepe Universities in Istanbul. She is married and lives in Istanbul with her husband and her daughter, Melisa.

About IPRA

The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) was established in 1955 and is the premier international association for individual public relations practitioners with members in more than eighty countries. IPRA prides itself of its Code of Conduct governing public relations across the globe and is the patron of the World Public Relations Congress with recent events in Chicago, Istanbul, Beijing, and Lima.

IPRA is recognized by and enjoys a close relationship with major international bodies including the United Nations. For more information please visit www.ipra.org.

About the IPRA Golden World Awards for PR Excellence

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence in Public Relations (GWA) were instituted in 1991. Each year a panel of international judges selects the GWA winners from hundreds of entries from across the globe in some thirty categories. The IPRA Golden World Awards offer worldwide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programs. The 2014 competition, conducted by the International Public Relations Association, is open to local, regional, national, or international public relations programs carried out or completed in 2013/2014. For more information, please visit www.gwa.ipra.org.

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Call for Entries for 22nd IPRA PR Awards for Excellence

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

stevie_ipragwa_sitelogo_newThe 22nd edition of the International Public Relations Association's Golden World Awards for PR Excellence is now accepting entries.

You may access the entry kit here.

The GWAs are the world's top international public relations awards competition, featuring a wide variety of categories for agencies and communications departments.  All organizations and individuals worldwide are invited to submit entries. 

The Golden World Awards initiative, established in 1990 by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and now managed by the Stevie® Awards, recognizes excellence in public relations practice worldwide.  There is no more prestigious international public relations awards program.

Here is the calendar for the 2014 competition:

14 April is the early-bird entry deadline with discounted entry fees.

5 May is the final entry deadline.

19 May is the last day that late entries will be accepted with payment of a late fee.

Judging will take place: 1st Round in early June, 2nd Round on 26 June.

The winners celebration will be held in fall 2014, date and setting to be determined.

If you have questions about how to prepare or submit entries after you've reviewed the entry kit, please don't hesitate to contact us.

GWA@thestevies.com
+1 703-547-8389
www.StevieAwards.com

 

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PR Awards Winners Announced in 21st IPRA Golden World Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 @ 11:39 AM

Winners have been announced in the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition.

See the full list of 2013 winners here.   Among the top winners with multiple awards are Bacardi Limited, Citi, MSLGroup, and Weber Shandwick.

IRA GWAThe 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, was open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in 2012/2013.

The number of categories in the GWA doubled this year, with separate categories for Agency and for Inhouse entries. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include: Community Relations, Corporate Communications, Crisis Management, Digital Media Relations, Event Management, Internal Communications, Launch of a New Product, PR on a Shoestring, Publications, Social Media for PR, and Technology, among others.

Entries submitted to the Golden World Awards competition were judged by an international panel of senior practitioners.

The 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, The American Business Awards, and the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Questions about IPRA’s Golden World Awards may be directed to GWA@thestevies.com.

Entries for the 2014 edition of the Golden World Awards for PR Excellence will open in January.  Join the mailing list to ensure that you are emailed the entry kit as soon as it's available.


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Finalists Announced in IPRA's Golden World PR Awards

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Jul 03, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

Finalists are announced in the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition.

See the list of Finalists here.

IPRA LogoThe 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, was open to local, regional, national or international public relations programmes carried out or completed in 2012/2013.

The number of categories - and entries - in the GWA doubled this year, as now there are separate categories for Agency and for Inhouse entries. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include: Community Relations, Corporate Communications, Crisis Management, Digital Media Relations, Event Management, Internal Communications, Launch of a New Product, PR on a Shoestring, Publications, Social Media for PR, and Technology, among others.

Finalists were determined by an international panel of senior practitioners. Final judging to determine the overall category winners will take place in Cologne, Germany on July 12.

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.

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2 Weeks to IPRA's Golden World Awards Final Extended Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, May 21, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

The final extended entry deadline for the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition, is 4 June. No additional late penalties or fees will be charged in association with the deadline extension.

IPRA LogoThe 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.

To begin your submission process, you should:

1. Request an entry kit.
The entry kit will have all of the information you need regarding entry preparation and submission.

2. Review the 2013 categories.
The number of categories in the GWA has doubled this year, as now there are separate categories for Agency and for Inhouse entries. Entrants may submit any number of nominations to any number of categories, which include: Community Relations, Corporate Communications, Crisis Management, Digital Media Relations, Event Management, Internal Communications, Launch of a New Product, PR on a Shoestring, Publications, Social Media for PR, and Technology, among others. For a full list of categories, visit the GWA website at www.ipra.org/gwa.

3. Submit your entries.
To submit your entries, review the entry kit and website for complete instructions on how to choose your categories and prepare your entries. When you are ready to submit your entries, begin here.

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.

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.

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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6 Days to IPRA's Golden World Awards Final Entry Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 10:29 AM

Monday, 20 May is the final entry deadline for the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition. Request the entry kit here and you will receive it right away.

IPRA LogoThe 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.

The number of categories in the GWA has doubled this year, as now there are separate categories for Agency and for Inhouse entries. 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.

To submit your entries, review the entry kit and website for complete instructions on how to choose your categories and prepare your entries. When you are ready to submit your entries, begin here.

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.

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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