CIPD and IoD Annual Prize 2014 - call for entries

Entries will be opening for the 2014 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Institute of Directors (IoD) PR Director of the Year Annual Prize on Monday 3 March 2014.

This highly coveted award, open to CIPR members who work at Board Director level or directly advise Board members, celebrates the achievements of senior public relations practitioners and will be presented to the winner at the CIPR Excellence Awards dinner on Tuesday 17 June at Old Billingsgate, London

Presented jointly by the CIPR and the IoD, the prize is awarded to exceptional practitioners who can demonstrate effectiveness, through examples, of managing and safeguarding the reputation of their organisation, either in times of crisis or a longer term reputational initiative.

Past winners include Sarah Pinch FCIPR, Emma Leech FCIPR and Emma Gilpin-Jacobs MCIPR.

Sarah Pinch FCIPR
Having my work with the board at University Hospital Bristol recognised during a very difficult time for our patients, staff, members, Governors and the directors meant a huge amount to me and the NHS. It gave me the opportunity to gain some skills through IoD courses that have had and still have a very direct, positive impact on how I operate as a public relations professional and a board director.
Sarah Pinch FCIPR

Senior CIPR members are invited to submit between 500 and 800 words on one of the following:

  • Their role in advising on a major reputational issue that posed a risk to their organisation.
  • How they have worked successfully with their board on a longer term reputational initiative.

The award is free to enter with the deadline set as 5pm on Monday 31 March. All entrants must be available to attend interviews at the CIPR on Thursday 17 April.

Further information on the award, including examples of winning entries, can be found 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).