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The PRCA Public Affairs Awards are open to all parties involved in the public affairs industry: public affairs consultancies, in-house public affairs teams, charities, and think tanks.

We have tried to keep the entering – and the judging – as simple as possible.

Each nomination costs £150 excluding VAT and the guidelines are:

  • Maximum 1,000 words – minimum font size 10;
  • Maximum size of entry, two sides of A4;
  • Optional supporting pictures, graphs, clippings or screen grabs – maximum two sides of A4;
  • All entries must relate to the time frame 1st September 2017 – 30th October 2018;
  • The same campaign can be submitted for as many categories as you wish, but should be adjusted to suit the entry criteria;
  • Entries must be submitted in PDF format.

Important Dates

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, 19th September, 2018

Party Conference Deadline: Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

Shortlist Announcement: Monday, 15th October, 2018

Award Ceremony: Thursday, 29th November 2018.

Categories

Best Campaign in Scotland

This category celebrates the best campaign specifically geared towards influencing the Scottish Parliament or Scottish Government.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Best Campaign in Wales

This category celebrates the best campaign specifically geared towards influencing the National Assembly for Wales or the Welsh Government.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Best Campaign in Northern Ireland

This category celebrates the best campaign specifically geared towards influencing the Northern Ireland Assembly or the Northern Ireland Executive.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Corporate Campaign of the Year

This category is aimed at establishing the best campaign or programme run by a commercial enterprise.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Trade Body Campaign of the Year

This category is aimed at establishing the best campaign or programme run by a trade body.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Public Sector Campaign of the Year

This category is aimed at establishing the best campaign or programme run by a public sector organisation.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Local Government Campaign of the Year

This category is aimed at establishing the best local government campaign.

Entrants can be from individuals or teams working in local government, or those aiming to inform or influence local authorities.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Planning Campaign of the Year

This category is aimed at establishing the best campaign in the field of local government planning.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year

This category is aimed at establishing the best campaign or programme run by a charitable or voluntary body.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Social Media Campaign of the Year

This category is aimed at identifying and celebrating the best use of social media in support of a public affairs campaign.

Links to relevant websites may be included.

Think Tank of the Year

This category is aimed at establishing which UK or EU think tank has had the most success in influencing the public policy agenda.

Links to published reports may be included.

Party Conference Fringe Event of the Year

This category is aimed at identifying the most successful fringe event (panel debate, speaker meeting etc) at the autumn party conferences.

Party Conference Reception of the Year

This category is aimed at identifying the most successful Reception at the autumn party conferences.

Party Conference Stand of the Year

This category is aimed at identifying the most innovative or successful Stand at the autumn party conferences.

Best In-House Consultancy Collaboration

Some campaigns succeed because of the high level of collaboration between client and consultancy.

This is a joint award to recognise the best campaign implemented by an in-house individual or team in conjunction with an external agency.

Entries must be jointly submitted in the name of the consultancy and the client.

Consultancy Campaign of the Year

This prestigious category is aimed at identifying and celebrating the most successful consultancy campaign of the year.

A supportive statement from the client will carry a considerable weight in this category.

Details of the campaign, including outcomes achieved and approximate budget, should be included in the submission.

Mention should be made of any other consultancy or third party who played an active role and contributed to the success of a campaign.

In-house Professional of the Year

For the in-house public affairs professional who has made an outstanding contribution towards achieving the objectives of their employer.

Entries should be sanctioned by the nominee’s director or immediate line manager, and a supporting statement from that individual will carry considerable weight.

As part of the entry the nominee’s CV should be included.

In-House Team of the Year

For the in-house public affairs team which has made an outstanding contribution towards achieving the objectives of their employer.

Details of projects and campaigns undertaken – and outcomes achieved – should be included in the submission.

Consultant of the Year

This prestigious category is aimed at identifying and celebrating the overall best consultant of the year.

Entries should be sanctioned by the nominee’s director or immediate line manager.

Endorsements from colleagues will be taken in to account.

As part of the entry the nominee’s CV should be included.

Consultancy of the Year

This prestigious category is aimed at identifying and celebrating the overall top consultancy of the year.

Factors which will be taken in to account in judging this award will include growth in fee income and improvement to bottom line, and client and staff satisfaction and retention.

Endorsements from clients and details of other awards won will be taken in to account.

How to attend

For more details about how to enter, sponsor or book your tickets please visit the PRCA Public Awards website.

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