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ENTRY DATES

Entry Deadline: October 1, 2018 at 9:00 pm EST
Extended Deadline: October 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm EST
Late entries will be received until Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 9:00 pm ET.

However, those entries received after Monday, October 1 will incur a late fee of $270 per entry.

ENTRY FEE

The price of each primary entry submitted is $440. 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 $280 per submission. For example, if you submit any one entry into three categories, the fee would be: $440 + $280 + $280 = $1000.
The entry fee for Business Awards – In-house and Business Awards – Agency is $480. The entry fee for the Education Awards is $159.

Any entries submitted after October 1 will incur a late fee of $270 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.

ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

Entries must be for work conducted between October 2, 2017 and October 1, 2018, 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.


CAMPAIGN AWARDS

Best in Influencer Impact (NEW)

Recognizing efforts that excel at engaging a person of significant influence with a product or campaign to gain awareness and reach business goals.

Best Campaign on a Small Budget (NEW)

Recognizing a high-impact campaign with a total budget of less than $20,000. Entries in other categories that meet the budget criteria are encouraged to enter here.

Communicator of the Year

Now in its sixth year, this award will honor an individual who in the opinion of the chair of judges and editor-in chief was the outstanding commu

Campaign of the Year

This Award goes to the campaign that displays extraordinary creativity, innovation, ability to raise broad awareness, and meaningful results. It is chosen from among the winners of the campaign categories.

Agency of the Year

Chosen from among the winners of the previous four categories. All achievements will be considered relative to the agency’s size and previous standing.

Outstanding Large Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $65 million or higher.

Outstanding Midsize Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $15 million to $65 million.

Outstanding Small Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $5 million to $15 million.

Outstanding Boutique Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of less than $5 million.

Outstanding In-House Team

Open to any in-house corporate, government, or nonprofit communications team. Judges will look for bottom-line impact; ability to establish/reinforce comms’ role in the organization and the C-suite; and impact on the organization’s broader reputation.
Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate teams from the in-house side for this award.

Outstanding Education Program

Open to any PR undergraduate or graduate program, based on activity and results achieved during the full academic year that includes the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters (August 2017 to July 2018). In certain cases, we ask for details going back three years in order to effectively gauge important changes. This award recognizes programs’ achievements and innovations in the following areas: curriculum, faculty, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. Special attention will be paid to effectiveness in preparing students for long-term success.

Outstanding Student

For more information, please reach out to Nicole O’Neill at nicole.oneill@haymarketmedia.com

Outstanding Marketer

Open to VPs of marketing and above, including CMOs. Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Winning individual should play a big role in integrating PR into the marketing strategy.
Note: We encourage agency and in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders for this award.

Outstanding Agency Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, clients, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders from the agency side

Outstanding In-House Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate leaders from the in-house side

TECHNIQUE AWARDS

Best in Influencer Impact (NEW)

Recognizing efforts that excel at engaging a person of significant influence with a product or campaign to gain awareness and reach business goals.

Best Campaign on a Small Budget (NEW)

Recognizing a high-impact campaign with a total budget of less than $20,000. Entries in other categories that meet the budget criteria are encouraged to enter here.

Communicator of the Year

Now in its sixth year, this award will honor an individual who in the opinion of the chair of judges and editor-in chief was the outstanding commu

Campaign of the Year

This Award goes to the campaign that displays extraordinary creativity, innovation, ability to raise broad awareness, and meaningful results. It is chosen from among the winners of the campaign categories.

Agency of the Year

Chosen from among the winners of the previous four categories. All achievements will be considered relative to the agency’s size and previous standing.

Outstanding Large Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $65 million or higher.

Outstanding Midsize Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $15 million to $65 million.

Outstanding Small Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $5 million to $15 million.

Outstanding Boutique Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of less than $5 million.

Outstanding In-House Team

Open to any in-house corporate, government, or nonprofit communications team. Judges will look for bottom-line impact; ability to establish/reinforce comms’ role in the organization and the C-suite; and impact on the organization’s broader reputation.
Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate teams from the in-house side for this award.

Outstanding Education Program

Open to any PR undergraduate or graduate program, based on activity and results achieved during the full academic year that includes the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters (August 2017 to July 2018). In certain cases, we ask for details going back three years in order to effectively gauge important changes. This award recognizes programs’ achievements and innovations in the following areas: curriculum, faculty, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. Special attention will be paid to effectiveness in preparing students for long-term success.

Outstanding Student

For more information, please reach out to Nicole O’Neill at nicole.oneill@haymarketmedia.com

Outstanding Marketer

Open to VPs of marketing and above, including CMOs. Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Winning individual should play a big role in integrating PR into the marketing strategy.
Note: We encourage agency and in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders for this award.

Outstanding Agency Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, clients, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders from the agency side

Outstanding In-House Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate leaders from the in-house side

PERSONALITY AWARDS

Best in Influencer Impact (NEW)

Recognizing efforts that excel at engaging a person of significant influence with a product or campaign to gain awareness and reach business goals.

Best Campaign on a Small Budget (NEW)

Recognizing a high-impact campaign with a total budget of less than $20,000. Entries in other categories that meet the budget criteria are encouraged to enter here.

Communicator of the Year

Now in its sixth year, this award will honor an individual who in the opinion of the chair of judges and editor-in chief was the outstanding commu

Campaign of the Year

This Award goes to the campaign that displays extraordinary creativity, innovation, ability to raise broad awareness, and meaningful results. It is chosen from among the winners of the campaign categories.

Agency of the Year

Chosen from among the winners of the previous four categories. All achievements will be considered relative to the agency’s size and previous standing.

Outstanding Large Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $65 million or higher.

Outstanding Midsize Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $15 million to $65 million.

Outstanding Small Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $5 million to $15 million.

Outstanding Boutique Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of less than $5 million.

Outstanding In-House Team

Open to any in-house corporate, government, or nonprofit communications team. Judges will look for bottom-line impact; ability to establish/reinforce comms’ role in the organization and the C-suite; and impact on the organization’s broader reputation.
Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate teams from the in-house side for this award.

Outstanding Education Program

Open to any PR undergraduate or graduate program, based on activity and results achieved during the full academic year that includes the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters (August 2017 to July 2018). In certain cases, we ask for details going back three years in order to effectively gauge important changes. This award recognizes programs’ achievements and innovations in the following areas: curriculum, faculty, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. Special attention will be paid to effectiveness in preparing students for long-term success.

Outstanding Student

For more information, please reach out to Nicole O’Neill at nicole.oneill@haymarketmedia.com

Outstanding Marketer

Open to VPs of marketing and above, including CMOs. Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Winning individual should play a big role in integrating PR into the marketing strategy.
Note: We encourage agency and in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders for this award.

Outstanding Agency Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, clients, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders from the agency side

Outstanding In-House Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate leaders from the in-house side

EDUCATION AWARDS

Best in Influencer Impact (NEW)

Recognizing efforts that excel at engaging a person of significant influence with a product or campaign to gain awareness and reach business goals.

Best Campaign on a Small Budget (NEW)

Recognizing a high-impact campaign with a total budget of less than $20,000. Entries in other categories that meet the budget criteria are encouraged to enter here.

Communicator of the Year

Now in its sixth year, this award will honor an individual who in the opinion of the chair of judges and editor-in chief was the outstanding commu

Campaign of the Year

This Award goes to the campaign that displays extraordinary creativity, innovation, ability to raise broad awareness, and meaningful results. It is chosen from among the winners of the campaign categories.

Agency of the Year

Chosen from among the winners of the previous four categories. All achievements will be considered relative to the agency’s size and previous standing.

Outstanding Large Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $65 million or higher.

Outstanding Midsize Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $15 million to $65 million.

Outstanding Small Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $5 million to $15 million.

Outstanding Boutique Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of less than $5 million.

Outstanding In-House Team

Open to any in-house corporate, government, or nonprofit communications team. Judges will look for bottom-line impact; ability to establish/reinforce comms’ role in the organization and the C-suite; and impact on the organization’s broader reputation.
Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate teams from the in-house side for this award.

Outstanding Education Program

Open to any PR undergraduate or graduate program, based on activity and results achieved during the full academic year that includes the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters (August 2017 to July 2018). In certain cases, we ask for details going back three years in order to effectively gauge important changes. This award recognizes programs’ achievements and innovations in the following areas: curriculum, faculty, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. Special attention will be paid to effectiveness in preparing students for long-term success.

Outstanding Student

For more information, please reach out to Nicole O’Neill at nicole.oneill@haymarketmedia.com

Outstanding Marketer

Open to VPs of marketing and above, including CMOs. Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Winning individual should play a big role in integrating PR into the marketing strategy.
Note: We encourage agency and in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders for this award.

Outstanding Agency Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, clients, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders from the agency side

Outstanding In-House Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate leaders from the in-house side

BUSINESS AWARDS – IN-HOUSE

Best in Influencer Impact (NEW)

Recognizing efforts that excel at engaging a person of significant influence with a product or campaign to gain awareness and reach business goals.

Best Campaign on a Small Budget (NEW)

Recognizing a high-impact campaign with a total budget of less than $20,000. Entries in other categories that meet the budget criteria are encouraged to enter here.

Communicator of the Year

Now in its sixth year, this award will honor an individual who in the opinion of the chair of judges and editor-in chief was the outstanding commu

Campaign of the Year

This Award goes to the campaign that displays extraordinary creativity, innovation, ability to raise broad awareness, and meaningful results. It is chosen from among the winners of the campaign categories.

Agency of the Year

Chosen from among the winners of the previous four categories. All achievements will be considered relative to the agency’s size and previous standing.

Outstanding Large Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $65 million or higher.

Outstanding Midsize Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $15 million to $65 million.

Outstanding Small Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $5 million to $15 million.

Outstanding Boutique Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of less than $5 million.

Outstanding In-House Team

Open to any in-house corporate, government, or nonprofit communications team. Judges will look for bottom-line impact; ability to establish/reinforce comms’ role in the organization and the C-suite; and impact on the organization’s broader reputation.
Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate teams from the in-house side for this award.

Outstanding Education Program

Open to any PR undergraduate or graduate program, based on activity and results achieved during the full academic year that includes the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters (August 2017 to July 2018). In certain cases, we ask for details going back three years in order to effectively gauge important changes. This award recognizes programs’ achievements and innovations in the following areas: curriculum, faculty, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. Special attention will be paid to effectiveness in preparing students for long-term success.

Outstanding Student

For more information, please reach out to Nicole O’Neill at nicole.oneill@haymarketmedia.com

Outstanding Marketer

Open to VPs of marketing and above, including CMOs. Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Winning individual should play a big role in integrating PR into the marketing strategy.
Note: We encourage agency and in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders for this award.

Outstanding Agency Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, clients, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders from the agency side

Outstanding In-House Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate leaders from the in-house side

BUSINESS AWARDS – AGENCY

Best in Influencer Impact (NEW)

Recognizing efforts that excel at engaging a person of significant influence with a product or campaign to gain awareness and reach business goals.

Best Campaign on a Small Budget (NEW)

Recognizing a high-impact campaign with a total budget of less than $20,000. Entries in other categories that meet the budget criteria are encouraged to enter here.

Communicator of the Year

Now in its sixth year, this award will honor an individual who in the opinion of the chair of judges and editor-in chief was the outstanding commu

Campaign of the Year

This Award goes to the campaign that displays extraordinary creativity, innovation, ability to raise broad awareness, and meaningful results. It is chosen from among the winners of the campaign categories.

Agency of the Year

Chosen from among the winners of the previous four categories. All achievements will be considered relative to the agency’s size and previous standing.

Outstanding Large Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $65 million or higher.

Outstanding Midsize Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $15 million to $65 million.

Outstanding Small Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $5 million to $15 million.

Outstanding Boutique Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of less than $5 million.

Outstanding In-House Team

Open to any in-house corporate, government, or nonprofit communications team. Judges will look for bottom-line impact; ability to establish/reinforce comms’ role in the organization and the C-suite; and impact on the organization’s broader reputation.
Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate teams from the in-house side for this award.

Outstanding Education Program

Open to any PR undergraduate or graduate program, based on activity and results achieved during the full academic year that includes the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters (August 2017 to July 2018). In certain cases, we ask for details going back three years in order to effectively gauge important changes. This award recognizes programs’ achievements and innovations in the following areas: curriculum, faculty, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. Special attention will be paid to effectiveness in preparing students for long-term success.

Outstanding Student

For more information, please reach out to Nicole O’Neill at nicole.oneill@haymarketmedia.com

Outstanding Marketer

Open to VPs of marketing and above, including CMOs. Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Winning individual should play a big role in integrating PR into the marketing strategy.
Note: We encourage agency and in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders for this award.

Outstanding Agency Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, clients, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders from the agency side

Outstanding In-House Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate leaders from the in-house side

BEST OF THE BEST

Best in Influencer Impact (NEW)

Recognizing efforts that excel at engaging a person of significant influence with a product or campaign to gain awareness and reach business goals.

Best Campaign on a Small Budget (NEW)

Recognizing a high-impact campaign with a total budget of less than $20,000. Entries in other categories that meet the budget criteria are encouraged to enter here.

Communicator of the Year

Now in its sixth year, this award will honor an individual who in the opinion of the chair of judges and editor-in chief was the outstanding commu

Campaign of the Year

This Award goes to the campaign that displays extraordinary creativity, innovation, ability to raise broad awareness, and meaningful results. It is chosen from among the winners of the campaign categories.

Agency of the Year

Chosen from among the winners of the previous four categories. All achievements will be considered relative to the agency’s size and previous standing.

Outstanding Large Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $65 million or higher.

Outstanding Midsize Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $15 million to $65 million.

Outstanding Small Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of $5 million to $15 million.

Outstanding Boutique Agency

Open to any firm with a current annual PR income (consisting of fees plus mark-up for disbursements) of less than $5 million.

Outstanding In-House Team

Open to any in-house corporate, government, or nonprofit communications team. Judges will look for bottom-line impact; ability to establish/reinforce comms’ role in the organization and the C-suite; and impact on the organization’s broader reputation.
Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate teams from the in-house side for this award.

Outstanding Education Program

Open to any PR undergraduate or graduate program, based on activity and results achieved during the full academic year that includes the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters (August 2017 to July 2018). In certain cases, we ask for details going back three years in order to effectively gauge important changes. This award recognizes programs’ achievements and innovations in the following areas: curriculum, faculty, enrollment, impact on the industry, and placement success. Special attention will be paid to effectiveness in preparing students for long-term success.

Outstanding Student

For more information, please reach out to Nicole O’Neill at nicole.oneill@haymarketmedia.com

Outstanding Marketer

Open to VPs of marketing and above, including CMOs. Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Winning individual should play a big role in integrating PR into the marketing strategy.
Note: We encourage agency and in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders for this award.

Outstanding Agency Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, clients, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage in-house professionals to suggest/ nominate leaders from the agency side

Outstanding In-House Professional

Individuals may be nominated by their colleagues, agencies, or peers. Career achievements to date will also be considered. Note: We encourage agency professionals to suggest/nominate leaders from the in-house side