Public Relations Awards

PR Awards: 5 More Ways to Highlight PR Successes in the 2013 ABAs

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:08 PM

The 2013 American Business Awards, the premier business awards competition in the U.S.A., feature a wide selection of categories to recognize the achievements of PR professionals and we thought it would be helpful if we highlighted five additional awards categories that should be of interest to PR individuals. (March 27 is the entry deadline for the 2013 ABAs. If you haven't yet done so, you can request your entry kit here.) The Stevie Awards

In addition to submitting entries specifically labeled as PR awards, there are several communications awards categories including:

  1. Annual Report Awards Categories
    These categories recognize excellence in annual reports, brochures, marketing and sales kits, house organs (corporate magazines), and other publications issued since January 1, 2012.
  2. App Awards Categories
    These categories recognize excellence in apps for handheld and tablet devices, and for PCs, issued or updated since January 1, 2012.
  3. Live Event Awards Categories
    These categories recognize excellence in live events staged since January 1, 2012.
  4. Video Awards Categories
    These categories recognize excellence in videos produced for a business- or work-related purpose that were first released or otherwise made public since January 1, 2012.
  5. Website Awards Categories
    These categories recognize excellence in web sites and blogs. There is no eligibility timeframe for these categories - it doesn't matter when the site or blog was first published.

    Leave us a comment and let us know which categories your organization will be submiting entries to in the 2013 ABAs.

    Tags: communications awards, PR awards, American business awards, website awards, annual report awards, live event awards, video awards, app awards

    21 PR Awards Categories in The 2013 American Business Awards

    Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 11:47 AM

    There are 21 PR awards categories in The 2013 American Business Awards, the top business awards competition in the U.S.A., to help you highlight your PR successes. (Friday, November 16, is the first early-bird entry deadline for the 2013 ABAs, request your entry kit here  and you'll receive it right away.)

    The public relations awards categories for Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year include: The American Business Awards

    • Community Relations
      Campaigns/programs that aim to improve relations with communities in which the sponsoring organization has an interest, need or opportunity.
    • Crisis Communications
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with an unplanned event and requiring immediate response.
    • Events & Observances
      Campaigns/programs that generate awareness of or document commemorations, observances, openings, celebrations, and other types of events.
    • Global Issues
      Campaigns/programs that demonstrate effective global communications implemented in at least two countries, one of which must be the United States.
    • Internal Communications
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to inform or educate an internal audience, such as employees or members.
    • Investor Relations
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to communicate information to a company's investors and the investment community and/or to manage the company's relationship with investors.
    • Issues Management
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with issues that could extraordinarily affect ongoing business strategy.
    • Low Budget (under $10,000)
      Campaigns/programs that cost no more than $10,000 to plan and implement.
    • Marketing – Business to Business
      Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products or services to a business audience.
    • Marketing – Consumer Products
      Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products to a consumer audience.
    • Marketing – Consumer Services
      Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new services or promote existing services to a consumer audience.
    • Multicultural
      Campaigns/programs specifically targeted to a cultural group.
    • Reputation/Brand Management
      Campaigns/programs designed to enhance, promote or improve the reputation of an organization with its publics or key elements of its publics.
    • Public Affairs
      Campaigns/programs specifically designed to influence public policy and/or affect legislation, regulations, political activities or candidacies.
    • Public Service
      Campaigns/programs that advance public understanding of societal issues, problems or concerns.
    • Social Media Focused
      Campaigns/programs designed to be implemented primarily through online social media. 

    There are a number of other communications awards categories including:

    • Public Relations Agency of the Year
    • Communications Department of the Year
    • Communications Team of the Year
    • Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
    • Communications Professional of the Year(for non-executive communications, PR, and IR professionals)

    Looking for more ways to showcase your organization's PR triumphs? There are a number of other ABA categories that should be of interest to communications professionals, including many of the corporate literature awards, annual report awards, website awards, video awards, and live event awards categories.

    Tags: PR awards, public relations awards, communications awards, business awards, communicator awards, American business awards, website awards, annual report awards, live event awards, video awards, corporate awards

    13 PR Awards in the 2012 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

    Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Aug 08, 2012 @ 01:01 PM

    The entry deadline for the 2012 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business is quickly approaching on August 29 and we thought it would be helpful for communications professionals if we highlighted the many PR awards categories available. (Don't fret if you can't make the entry deadline, entries for the 2012 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier business awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run,  can still be submitted through the final entry deadline of September 28 with a late fee of $35.00; request your entry kit today.)

    PR AwardsOur PR award categories for Communications or PR Campaign of the Year which recognize excellence in public relations, press relations, and publicity programs by or for women since July 1, 2011 include:

    1. Community Relations: campaigns/programs that aim to improve relations with communities in which the sponsoring organization has an interest, need or opportunity.
    2. Crisis Communications: campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with an unplanned event and requiring immediate response.
    3. Global Issues: campaigns/programs that demonstrate effective global communications implemented in at least two countries.
    4. Internal Communications: campaigns/programs undertaken to inform or educate an internal audience, such as employees or members.
    5. Issues Management: campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with issues that could extraordinarily affect ongoing business strategy.
    6. Low Budget (under $10,000/€7000): campaigns/programs that cost no more than $10,000/€7000 to plan and implement.
    7. Marketing – Business to Business: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products or services to a business audience.
    8. Marketing – Consumer Products: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products to a consumer audience.
    9. Marketing – Consumer Services: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new services or promote existing services to a consumer audience.
    10. Multicultural: campaigns/programs specifically targeted to a cultural group.
    11. Reputation/Brand Management: campaigns/programs designed to enhance, promote or improve the reputation of an organization with its publics or key elements of its publics.
    12. Public Affairs: campaigns/programs specifically designed to influence public policy and/or affect legislation, regulations, political activities or candidacies.
    13. Public Service: campaigns/programs that advance public understanding of societal issues, problems or concerns.

    Entries in these categories require an essay of up to 500 words describing the nominated campaign: its genesis, development, planning, commission, and performance to date, a biography of the leader of the team that developed the campaign (up to 100 words), and optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.

    Other website awards, blog awards, app awards, and video awards that may be of interest include:

    • Website of the Year: Recognizing excellence in web sites created and maintained by or for women. There is no eligibility period requirement for this category - it doesn't matter when the site was first published.
    • Blog of the Year: Recognizing excellence in individual or company blogs created by or for women. There is no eligibility period requirement for this category - it doesn't matter when the blog was first published.
    • Smartphone or Tablet App of the Year: Recognizing excellence in smartphone and tablet apps produced by or for women. There is no eligibility period requirement for this category - it doesn't matter when the app was first published.
    • Video of the Year: Recognizing excellence in videos produced by or for women since July 1, 2011.

    These categories only require an essay of up to 100 words describing the nominated work: its purpose and results to date, the nominated work itself, which you should upload to our server via the new uploading tool on our online entry form, and optionally, you can provide creative and production credits for the work, such as writers, creative directors, and programmers.

    Not sure where to begin? All communications awards entries are submitted directly online through your account. You can begin by registering here.

    Tags: communications awards, business awards, PR awards, website awards, video awards, pr award, app awards, stevie awards for women in business, blog awards

    5 More Ways to Highlight PR Success in The 2012 International Business Awards

    Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 @ 02:12 PM

    The 2012 IBAs feature a wide selection of categories to recognize the achievements of PR professionals and we thought it would be helpful if we highlighted five additional awards categories that should be of interest to PR individuals. (The final extended entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, is 18 July. You can request your entry kit here.)

    In addition to submitting entries specifically labeled as PR awards, there are several communications awards categories including:

    1. Annual Report Awards CategoriesPR Awards
      These categories recognize excellence in annual reports, brochures, marketing and sales kits, house organs (corporate magazines), and other publications issued since 1 January 2011.
    2. App Awards Categories
      These categories recognize excellence in apps for handheld and tablet devices, and for PCs, issued or updated since 1 January 2011.
    3. Live Event Awards Categories
      These categories recognize excellence in live events staged since 1 January 2011.
    4. Video Awards Categories
      These categories recognize excellence in videos produced for a business- or work-related purpose that were first released or otherwise made public since 1 January 2011.
    5. Website Awards Categories
      These categories recognize excellence in web sites and blogs. There is no eligibility timeframe for these categories - it doesn't matter when the site or blog was first published.

    Leave us a comment and let us know which categories your organization plans to submit entries to in the 2012 IBAs.

    Tags: PR awards, website awards, annual report awards, live event awards, video awards, International business awards, app awards

    4 Reasons to Submit PR Awards Entries in The 2012 IBAs

    Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, May 09, 2012 @ 05:04 PM

    The entry deadline for The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition is 16 May. If you haven't already done so, you can request your entry kit here. (All individuals and organizations worldwide may submit nominations to the IBAs.)

    We thought it would be helpful for communications professionals if we highlighted four reasons to submit entries to the 2012 IBA PR awards categories.

    1. Global recognition and free publicity.The Stevie Awards
      Gold Stevie® Award winners will have the opportunity to make a 30-second acceptance speech before an audience of executives from across the world. The cereomony will also be streamed worldwide over the Internet.
    2. Earn industry status.
      Submitting IBA entries is a great way to benchmark your achievements against competitors in your industry.
    3. Impress potential clients.
      Your work will not only be reviewed and honored by peers and competitors, but also by potential clients.  Show off your organization's achievements in the 2012 IBAs.
    4. Low entry fees. 
      The publicity that comes with winning a Stevie® Award is well worth the low entry fees.

    The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. PR award honorees included APRA Porter Novelli, ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller, IndoPacific Edelman, Inzalo Communication, MWW Group, and Weber Shandwick, among others. Winners of the competition will be celebrated at the ninth annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. 

    Entries submitted after 16 May, through the final entry deadline of 27 June, will be assessed a late fee in addition to any entry fee.

    Want more communications awards? There are a number of other IBA categories that should be of interest to communications professionals, including many of the annual report awards and other literature categories, website awards categories, app awards categories, video awards categories, and live event awards categories.

    Tags: PR awards, public relations awards, communications awards, business awards, website awards, annual report awards, live event awards, video awards, International business awards, corporate awards

    4 Tips for Winning PR Awards in The 2012 American Business Awards

    Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 02:35 PM

    Today is the final entry deadline for The 2012 (10th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. If you haven't yet done so, you can request an entry kit here and you will receive it right away. (All ABA entries are submitted directly online through your account and the web site will be open all night to accept your entries.)

    To make the most out of your PR awards entries, we suggest the following tips:

    1. Review the business awards categories.
    There are several PR award categories being celebrated at the 2012 ABAs including:

    • Public Relations Agency of the YearThe American Business Awards
    • Communications Department of the Year
    • Communications Team of the Year
    • Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year
    • Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
    • Communications Professional of the Year

    We have many other communication awards categories that may be of interest to communications professionals including:

    2. Review the entry submission criteria.
    Make sure your entries include all required submission information.

    3.  Watch our video, How to Enter The 2012 American Business Awards.
    Get step-by-step instruction on how to submit your 2012 entries.

    4. Contact us!
    If you have any questions about the 2012 ABAs, email us at help@stevieawards.com or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

    Looking for more ways to connect with the Stevies? Join us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for the latest ABA updates.

    Tags: PR awards, public relations awards, communications awards, business awards, communicator awards, American business awards, website awards, annual report awards, live event awards, video awards, corporate awards

    24 PR Awards Categories in The International Business Awards

    Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 10:06 AM

    There are 24 PR awards categories in The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, to help you showcase successes. (All organizations and individuals worldwide may submit nominations to the IBAs. The entry deadline is 16 May; request your entry kit here.)

    Our new 2012 IBA communications awards categories are:

    • Internal Communications2012 Stevie Awards
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to inform or educate an internal audience, such as employees or members.
    • Investor Relations
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to communicate information to a company's investors and the investment community and/or to manage the company's relationship with investors.

    Our other communicator awards categories include:

    • Public Relations Agency of the Year
      a. in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
      b. in Asia (China, Japan and Korea)
      c. in Europe
      d. in the Middle East and Africa
      e. in Canada and the U.S.A.
      f. In Mexico, Central and South America
    • Communications Department of the Year
    • Communications Team of the Year
    • Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
    • Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year
      a. Community Relations: campaigns/programs that aim to improve relations with communities in which the sponsoring organization has an interest, need or opportunity.
      b. Crisis Communications: campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with an unplanned event and requiring immediate response.
      c. Global Issues: campaigns/programs that demonstrate effective global communications implemented in at least two countries, one of which must be the United States.
      d. Issues Management: campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with issues that could extraordinarily affect ongoing business strategy.
      e. Low Budget (under $10,000 / € 7500): campaigns/programs that cost no more than $10,000 / € 7500 (or equivalent in other currencies) to plan and implement.
      f. Marketing – Business to Business: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products or services to a business audience.
      g. Marketing – Consumer Products: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products to a consumer audience.
      h. Marketing – Consumer Services: campaigns/programs designed to introduce new services or promote existing services to a consumer audience.
      i. Multicultural: campaigns/programs specifically targeted to a cultural group.
      j. Reputation/Brand Management: campaigns/programs designed to enhance, promote or improve the reputation of an organization with its publics or key elements of its publics.
      k. Public Affairs: campaigns/programs specifically designed to influence public policy and/or affect legislation, regulations, political activities or candidacies.
      l. Public Service: campaigns/programs that advance public understanding of societal issues, problems or concerns.
      m. Social Media Focused: campaigns/programs designed to be implemented primarily through online social media.    

    Your public relations awards entries should include the following information:

    • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's achievements since January 1 2011
    • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated company, department or team of up to 100 words
    • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

    The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. PR award honorees included Informatica Corporation, M3 Communications Group, Inc., MWW Group, RSA Canada, Turk Telekom, Tesco Poland, and Weber Shandwick, among others. 2012 honorees will be celebrated at the 9th annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October in Seoul, South Korea.

    Other IBA categories that should be of interest to communications professionals, include many of the annual report awards and other literature categories, website awards categories, app awards categories, video awards categories, and live event awards categories.

    How will our corporate awards categories help you highlight your organization?

    Tags: PR awards, public relations awards, communications awards, business awards, communicator awards, website awards, annual report awards, live event awards, video awards, International business awards, corporate awards

    20 Ways to Win PR Awards in The 2012 ABAs

    Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 @ 02:07 PM

    The entry deadline for The 2012 American Business Awards is fast approaching on Wednesday, March 28 and we'd like to help you showcase your organization's outreach through our PR awards categories. (Request your entry kit here for the 2012 ABAs, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., and you'll receive it right away.)

    Our public relations award categories include:

    • Public Relations Agency of the Year
    • Communications Department of the YearThe American Business Awards
    • Communications Team of the Year
    • Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
    • Communications Professional of the Year(for non-executive communications, PR, and IR professionals)

    The PR award categories for Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year include:

    • Community Relations
      Campaigns/programs that aim to improve relations with communities in which the sponsoring organization has an interest, need or opportunity.
    • Crisis Communications
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with an unplanned event and requiring immediate response.
    • Global Issues
      Campaigns/programs that demonstrate effective global communications implemented in at least two countries, one of which must be the United States.
    • Internal Communications
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to inform or educate an internal audience, such as employees or members.
    • Investor Relations
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to communicate information to a company's investors and the investment community and/or to manage the company's relationship with investors.
    • Issues Management
      Campaigns/programs undertaken to deal with issues that could extraordinarily affect ongoing business strategy.
    • Low Budget (under $10,000)
      Campaigns/programs that cost no more than $10,000 to plan and implement.
    • Marketing – Business to Business
      Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products or services to a business audience.
    • Marketing – Consumer Products
      Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new products or promote existing products to a consumer audience.
    • Marketing – Consumer Services
      Campaigns/programs designed to introduce new services or promote existing services to a consumer audience.
    • Multicultural
      Campaigns/programs specifically targeted to a cultural group.
    • Reputation/Brand Management
      Campaigns/programs designed to enhance, promote or improve the reputation of an organization with its publics or key elements of its publics.
    • Public Affairs
      Campaigns/programs specifically designed to influence public policy and/or affect legislation, regulations, political activities or candidacies.
    • Public Service
      Campaigns/programs that advance public understanding of societal issues, problems or concerns.
    • Social Media Focused
      Campaigns/programs designed to be implemented primarily through online social media.       

    Your public relations awards entries should include the following information:

    • An essay of up to 500 words describing the nominee's achievements since January 1 2011
    • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated company, department or team of up to 100 words
    • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

    There are a number of other communication awards categories that should be of interest to communications professionals, including many of the:

    Need help choosing the right categories? Contact us at help@stevieawards.com and we'll direct you to categories that will showcase your organization.

    Tags: PR awards, public relations awards, communications awards, pr award, public relations award, business awards, American business awards, website awards, annual report awards, corporate literature awards, live event awards, video awards, PR campaign of the year