The Highest Accolade in the PR Industry

Now entering its 18th year, the PRWeek Awards are firmly established as the communications industry's highest accolade. They celebrate the best of the best corporate, agency, nonprofit, and education teams, and the work they produced during the entry period. Only 39 trophies are awarded each year, so each one is truly special - and the competition to claim them is intense.
Click here for case studies on all the 2017 PRWeek Award winners.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Venue: Cipriani Wall Street, New York, NY


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Cocktails
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Dinner and Ceremony
10:00 pm to 11:00 pm - After Party

Dress Code: Black tie preferred (Men - smart suits, women - cocktail dresses

  1.  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.

  2. Entries must be for work conducted between October 3, 2015 and October 3, 2016, 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.

  3. Each entry must be submitted online. The entry form will vary for each category, please refer to the entry form section in this entry kit for further details. All entries must be submitted and paid for online. You may input your entry information and save as a draft to return at a later date to submit payment. Credit cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Entries that are not paid prior to judging will not be considered.

  4. A single entry can be entered into multiple categories providing it applies to the specific criteria stated within each category.

  5. You will be offered the opportunity to submit information separately that should be kept confidential (i.e. submitted only to the jury). PRWeek reserves the right to publish details of entries in the Awards Book of the Night, case studies, and related materials.

  6. To accompany your submission, entries should be accompanied by relevant support materials that show evidence of the success of your work.

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. Judges include senior PR professionals from agency, corporate, nonprofit, and government teams, as well as service company and PR education professionals. In addition, the judging panel will also include in-house marketing leaders. Judges will be chosen because of their professional and wide-ranging level of expertise. Any judge 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.

2017 Chair of Judges

Charlene A. Wheeless
Principal Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs
Bechtel Corporation


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