2016 CIPR Excellence Awards: Call for entries

Entries are now open for the 2016 CIPR Excellence Awards – public relations’ most credible celebration of creativity and professionalism.

Entries are welcomed online from entrants across the UK and overseas until 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 23 February 2016 (add to your calendar), with late entries accepted until 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 1 March 2016 (add to your calendar).

The 2016 CIPR Excellence Awards, now in its 32nd consecutive year, will feature 29 categories, covering individuals and teams, campaigns and projects across a wide range of sectors and disciplines. Campaign entries are scored in areas such as planning, strategy, creativity, measurement and evaluation, whilst individual and team awards focus on areas that include professional development and outstanding achievements.

Innovations in the 2016 awards include:

  • new ‘Education Communications Campaign’ category
  • in all campaign categories, judges will be asked to assess the detail of how campaigns were delivered in an inclusive manner, factoring in provisions made to reach relevant diverse groups and audiences
  • updates to the online entry platform that no longer require entrants to upload PDF documents.

The standard campaign and team awards entry fee is £240 + VAT, with discounted rates applied to entries in the individual awards categories. Late entries will be charged an additional fee of £75 + VAT.

More information can be found online, with the expert judging lineup for the 2016 CIPR Excellence Awards due to be announced in January 2016.

This year’s awards, handed out on Wednesday 3 June 2015 in front of more than 700 guests at Old Billingsgate, London, saw a number of high-profile public health campaigns and organisations acknowledged for their work, including Cancer Research UK, Kirklees Council, St John Ambulance and the Department of Health. Popcorn PR, Man Bites Dog, Hotwire and Alder Hey Children's NHS Trust were also acknowledged as 'outstanding teams'. In-depth case studies from each of the 2015 award winners are available via our free eBook.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).