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VUELIO presents the Public Affairs Awards 2017


The Public Affairs Awards 2017 is a prestigious black tie event which will take place on Thursday 14th December. Once again the awards will be held in the Ballroom of the Park Plaza, Riverbank, and they will be hosted by an eminent political journalist.

This year’s awards follow on from the 2016, 2015 and the 2014 Awards, all three of which sold out. So please book your tickets – or reserve your tables – early.

The political landscape has changed significantly since Article 50 was triggered and the snap General Election in June.

As always we have several award categories this year and an enhanced judging panel. So if you are serious about public affairs, this is The awards to enter and The event to attend.

About the Awards

The Public Relations Communications AssociationGovernment Knowledge,and Zetter’s Political Services have once again joined forces to host The Public Affairs Awards. Between us, we cover the whole industry across the entire United Kingdom. We also believe that we have the pedigree and the passion for showcasing all that is best in this vital and vibrant industry.

We are convinced that lobbying is not just legitimate but also laudable. We also believe that the public affairs industry – ethically and efficiently run – is a force for good in any established liberal democracy. Lobbyists ensure that every side of every argument is examined and tested. The lobbying industry also goes some way towards redressing the balance between the government – with the full resources of the civil service at their disposal – and the opposition parties.

Last year was a crucial year in UK politics with the shock Brexit vote and the snap General Election in June which left Conservatives without a majority in Parliament. The upcoming Brexit negotiations will make this another stimulating and attention-grabbing year for UK politics.

Award categories


  • Best Campaign in Northern Ireland
  • Best Campaign in Wales
  • Best Campaign in Scotland
  • Public Sector Campaign of the Year 
  • Local Government Campaign of the Year
  • Planning Campaign of the Year


  • Consultancy of the Year
  • Consultancy Campaign of the Year
  • Consultant of the Year
  • Best In-House Consultancy Collaboration


  • In-House Professional of the Year
  • In-House Team of the Year
  • Corporate Campaign of the Year
  • Trade Body Campaign of the Year 
  • Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year

special category

  • Party Conference Stand of the Year
  • Think Tank of the Year
  • Social Media Campaign of the Year
  • Party Conference Fringe Event of the Year
  • Party Conference Reception of the Year 

How to enter

We have made the entering – and the judging – processes as simple as possible.

The first step is for you to fill out the Bookings and Nominations form and pay for the nomination.
Click here to enter your nomination by filling in the Bookings form. 
Each nomination costs £150 + VAT.

Each nomination should be sent to:
Please quote the name and number of the category (or categories) you are entering.
For each nomination, you will receive an application form to your email.

Application requirements:

  • 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: November 2016 – July 2017;
  • 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;
  • Deadline for entries: Monday, 2nd October 2017;
  • Shortlists announced: Monday, 6th November 2017;
  • Date of awards evening: Friday, 14th December 2017.


We believe that one of the required skills of public affairs is the ability to present a case simply and succinctly. Please show us we are correct in this assumption.

Judging committee

Click here to see the full list of judges.

How to attend

Click here to enter your nomination and to book a table or individual seats.

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