Public Relations Awards

One Week to IPRA's Golden World Awards Early-bird Deadline

Posted by Liz Dean on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 11:23 AM

The early-bird entry deadline for the 21st annual IPRA Golden World Awards, the top international public relations awards competition, is 15 April. You'll save £50 per entry if you submit your nominations through that date.

IPRA's Golden World Awards LogoIf 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.

The GWAs has doubled the number of categories 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.

GWA now features three entry deadlines:

  • 15 April - the early-bird deadline, with a discounted fee of £250 per entry
  • 6 May - final entry deadline, entry fee is £300 per entry
  • 20 May - last day that late entries will be accepted with payment of £50/entry late fee

Entry details are available at

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.

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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