Public relations’ most credible regional awards competition returns for 2015!

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today opened entries for the 2015 CIPR PRide Awards, the premier awards scheme for recognising excellence in public relations and communications across the UK.

The deadline for entries is 6pm on Wednesday 10 June 2015; with late entries being accepted until 6pm on Wednesday 17 June 2015 (late fees apply).

Now in their 12th year, the CIPR PRide Awards celebrate exceptional individual and collective talent, rewarding public relations best practice in the following nine UK regions and nations:

Over 1,000 entries from these regions and nations are judged by the highest calibre of experts, drawn from the very top of their fields. Chairs of Judges will be announced in due course.

Category information, entry criteria, judging FAQs, case studies from previous winners and region-specific information can be found via the PRide Awards landing page on the CIPR website.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
The CIPR PRide Awards are an important celebration of best practice in UK public relations, and stand out as being the most credible and rigorous nationwide awards programme through the calibre and expertise of judges we appoint to assess over 1,000 entries.

Last year we didn’t just see a record number of entries in to the PRide Awards; we also saw a significant increase in the standard of entries across the board. My challenge to entrants both old and new is to prove that they are at the top of their game by entering and winning at PRide 2015.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
Lee Bloor, Founder of Label PR, winners of the 2014 CIPR PRide Awards North West Gold Award for Outstanding Small Consultancy
Winning last year was a game changer for Label PR – and we have gone on to win and retain bigger accounts across both PR and digital sides of the business since. What we've learnt is that the prestige that comes with winning a CIPR award is far-reaching across business development, agency morale and wider interest in what we do.
Lee Bloor, Founder of Label PR, winners of the 2014 CIPR PRide Awards North West Gold Award for Outstanding Small Consultancy
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).