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Shortlist announced for CIPR Excellence Awards 2013

The CIPR Excellence Awards 2013 is set to be hotly contested, with more than 160 entries in 28 categories on a shortlist revealed today.

The consultancies, in-house teams and individuals drawn from over 700 entries will now be put through their paces via a series of face-to-face interviews from a team of over 80 expert judges, before the winners are finally chosen and announced at the Excellence Awards black tie dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Monday 3 June.

The awards dinner, now in its 29th year, is the most prestigious annual celebration of the public relations profession, with up to 900 guests attending from across the industry.

The judges have been hugely impressed by the high standard of entries, so congratulations to all of those who have made the shortlist in such a hotly contested year. My thanks go to all those who entered and I wish all of our shortlisted entrants the best of luck for the next round.
Jane Wilson MCIPR, CIPR Chief Executive
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About the CIPR

Founded in 1948, the CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With 10,000 members involved in all aspects of PR, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.

About the CIPR Excellence Awards 2013

Now in its 29th year, the CIPR Excellence Awards recognise and reward best practice in public relations throughout the UK and acknowledge personal and team achievement at the highest professional level.

A team of more than 50 judges, all senior members of the CIPR, review the entries and select the shortlist across 28 categories. At the final stage of judging, the CIPR judges are joined by another 30 professionals from associated disciplines, with all shortlisted entrants being invited to attend a 20-minute panel interview in London. This process makes the CIPR Excellence Awards the most rigorous and thorough in the field.

The CIPR Excellence Awards 2013 are sponsored by: ComRes, Croner, Fox, Hiscox, Newspress, Precise, Redbrand & The Communication Directors' Forum.

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For a list of categories, visit:

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Phil Morgan
Deputy Chief Executive
+44 20 7631 6926
+44 7971 475240
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Andy Ross
Public Relations Manager
+44 20 7631 6915
+44 7515 352 573
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Kim Roberts
Policy and Public Relations Officer
+44 20 7631 6928
+44 7891 202 484
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