2017 Excellence Awards now open


"Team morale went through the roof, our clients were delighted and we’ve had more brands than ever knocking our door down to work with us. Can’t get much better than that!” - Matt Cross, UK MD, Hotwire on winning an Excellence Award.

Entries have now opened for the 2017 CIPR Excellence Awards - the PR industry's most prestigious celebration of creativity and professionalism.

Entries are welcomed online from across the UK and overseas until 6pm (GMT) Wednesday 22 February 2017, with late entries accepted until 6pm (GMT) on Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Now in their 33rd consecutive year, the 2017 Awards feature 29 categories, covering individuals and teams, campaigns and projects across a broad 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 including professional development and outstanding achievements.

This year's ceremony will be held on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at the Artillery Garden at the HAC in London.

Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR President, Managing Partner of Rule 5
The Excellence Awards are distinguished by their unwavering approach to professional standards. They are the only awards of their kind to feature rigorous panel interviews across all categories. It's that infallible commitment to professionalism that cements the Excellence Awards as the UK's leading public relations awards programme.
Rob Brown FCIPR, CIPR President, Managing Partner of Rule 5

Further information is available online.

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).