NOMINATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 AWARDS: NEW YORK / MARCH 19, 2020
"Due Monday" does not mean "Do Monday".
Awards are complicated. There are many components to an award-winning entry - financial and data reporting, client approval, custom videos - which means you may need obtain approval from all involved parties.
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Review the entry kit. Start contemplating eligible nominations for desired categories and begin an entry. Too often, entrants put things off for weeks and work offline only to find that their carefully edited answers exceed the answer's word limit.
Everybody’s been there. The awards deadline is three days away and you suddenly realize you haven’t even started your entries yet. You can take advantage of the extended PRWeek Awards deadline, for a surcharge, but the best way is to plan well in advance and leave sufficient time to put your best foot forward. One of the reasons ad agencies do so well at Cannes is that they are already working on their entries for the following year when the Festival of Creativity comes around each June. The entry deadline this year is October 1, so you have plenty of time to work on your submissions – let’s get started!
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Want to see who won last year? Check out our 2019 winners.
Entry Deadline: September 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm EST Extended Deadline: October 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm EST Those entries received after Monday, September 30 will incur a late fee of $280 per entry.
The price of each primary entry submitted is $450. You may choose to submit that same exact entry into a second or third category (which only applies to the Campaign and Technique Awards) for an additional fee of $290 per submission. For example, if you submit any one entry into three categories, the fee would be: $450 + $290 + $290 = $1030. The entry fee for Business Awards – In-house and Business Awards – Agency is $495. The entry fee for the Education Awards is $159.
Any entries submitted after September 30 will incur a late fee of $280 per entry. No exceptions.
WHO CAN ENTER
The PRWeek Awards are open to corporate communications and marketing communications teams, PR agencies, public affairs firms, IR agencies, publicists, nonprofits, PR educational professionals, and government PR teams, as well as solo practitioners. Outside contractors, vendors, and non-PR professionals may also enter certain categories where indicated. All Awards categories relate to work executed in the U.S. by a U.S. or Canada-based company or office. The only exception is the Best Global Effort.
Entries must be for work conducted between October 2, 2018 and October 1, 2019, unless otherwise specified. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it does not necessarily need to have been started or completed during the eligibility period.
More entry information can be found in our entry kit.
DATE: March 19, 2020
TIME: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
VENUE: Cipriani Wall Street
ATTIRE: Black tie preferred. However, men are not required to wear tuxedos – smart suits will be fine.