After entries are submitted, a panel of judges will begin a thorough process that includes pre-scoring to select a top 10, subsequent deliberation, and the ultimate decisions of each winner and honorable mention.

Jurors include senior PR professionals from agency, corporate, nonprofit, and government teams, as well as service company and PR education professionals. Judges will be chosen because of their professional and wide-ranging level of expertise.

Campaign and Technique categories will be conducted as “blind” judging where nominating organizations’ names are withheld from the jurors. When submitting your written entry and supporting documents, you are asked to remove references to the organization being nominated. We recommend replacing any mention of your organization with ‘Agency’ or ‘Company.’

Any juror who has a potential conflict of interest, including, but not restricted to, working for an agency that submitted that campaign and/or being involved with any aspect of the project, will not be allowed to judge that entry.

Announcing the 2019 Chair of Judges
Stacey Tank,  VP, Home Services, The Home Depot

Young Jurists

PRWeek is inviting young PR professionals in the early stages of their career to participate in the PRWeek Awards judging process.

Our editorial staff will choose five young jurists for this year’s program. Each successful applicant will be paired with an experienced juror, attend the judging day in New York on Monday, December 3, and receive a VIP ticket to the PRWeek Awards in March 2019. Our young jurists will help select and honor the industry’s best creative work.

We are looking for young professionals committed to a career in PR and communications who want to learn what industry leaders believe is the year’s best work and aren’t afraid to tell those leaders their own views on creativity and effectiveness in communications.

-Young jurists must be aged between 25 and 30 at the time of application
-They must work in the PR or communications industry
-Prior young jurists are not eligible
-The judging takes place in New York City – unfortunately PRWeek cannot cover travel and other expenses

DEADLINE TO ENTER: Monday, September 10, 2018