CIPR launches Excellence Awards 2021 with two new categories

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched its flagship Excellence Awards 2021 with two new award categories - 'Best COVID Response' and 'Best Staff Wellbeing Initiative'.

Headline sponsored by full-service agency, 3GEM, the PR industry’s leading awards this year include 33 categories to enter with the two new categories designed to recognise the efforts of the public relations profession in response to the pandemic from around the globe. To celebrate the profession's work over the last year in supporting their businesses, clients, and staff the new 'Best COVID Response' category is free to enter for all.

The dates to enter the Excellence Awards 2021 are:

  • 23 February - Early Bird entries
  • 9 March - Standard entries
  • 23 March - Final entries

The awards ceremony will take place online in June.


CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR
This year's Excellence Awards are your opportunity to showcase the brilliant PR work your organisation or agency has undertaken during what has to be one of the most challenging times of our careers. Take the time to celebrate your team's work and be recognised for the quality and importance of what you do by the world’s only Chartered PR institute. I look forward to hearing about, and later raising a glass to, all the fabulous examples of your work over the past year.
CIPR President, Mandy Pearse Chart PR, FCIPR
  • For more information on the Excellence Awards 2021, and to view details of the 33 categories, visit the Excellence Awards website here.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations

Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with nearly 10,000 members.

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).