Shortlist announced for 2016 CIPR Excellence Awards
Integrated communications agency Tin Man lead the way on this year's shortlist, making the cut seven times in campaign categories, also receiving a further nomination for the title of Outstanding Small PR Consultancy.
MHP Communications' 'Missing Type' campaign for NHS Blood and Transplant received the most nominations for a single campaign, making the shortlist in four seperate campaign categories.
The shortlist for the 2016 CIPR Excellence Awards – public relations’ most established celebration of creativity and professionalism – has been announced, with tickets also made available for the CIPR Excellence Awards night, to be hosted by Hal Cruttenden at Old Billingsgate, London, on Wednesday 8 June 2015.
This year’s awards attracted more than 600 entries from a broad range of public relations sectors, with over 120 different in-house teams, agencies and individuals making the shortlist.
All shortlisted entrants will now attend panel interviews hosted at CIPR HQ in London. At this final stage of judging, expert CIPR member judges will be joined another 29 professionals from associated disciplines. Together, these expert panels select the category award winners.
This year, external judges include senior leaders from organisations including Media Trust, Institute of Fundraising, Professional Publishers Association, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Directors and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
The judging panel is chaired by Paul Mylrea Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, Past CIPR President and Director of Communications at the University of Cambridge, and Sandra Macleod FCIPR, Founder and CEO of Mindful Reputation.
The CIPR Excellence Awards are your chance to shine. They highlight great work, helping develop best practice for the future. They show your clients and employers the value and originality of your work, and reward the people in your organisations with the recognition they deserve.
To be shortlisted is a reason to celebrate, all the more so as the standard of entries improves year-on-year, testament to an industry that’s growing in importance and influence.
What sets the CIPR Excellence Awards out from the crowd are the face-to-face panel interviews where entrants have to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of their brief to our team of highly-experienced judges.
Every year, the judges say it is these interviews with finalists that allow them to meet the people behind their campaigns, to understand their thinking and to feel their passion. It is the interview that helps the judges highlight the best in our industry, whether it is the most creative campaign, the most strategic thinking, or the most innovative implementation.
Good luck to all of our finalists, we look forward to celebrating your success at Old Billingsgate on Wednesday 8 June!
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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).