The value that PR professionals put on these awards was very evident today with the distances that some interviewees had travelled. The Global PR and Low Budget campaigns were judged this morning, but it was the low budget interviewees who clocked up the miles – two of the shortlisted entries were from Scotland with one interviewee getting up before 4am to get to the CIPR. Now that is commitment by any way of thinking!
The Global PR campaign category covered some amazing campaigns for a camera, rum and a game, while the low budget entries were for HIV testing, charity clothing donations, bike theft, proceeds of crime reporting, a Royal wedding breakfast and Shakespeare … quite an eclectic mix.
The 18th category to be judged was Event this afternoon. These really great events were for a camera, animal transport, a pop-up shop, a new sweetener, arctic challenge and a new book.
So, that’s 18 winners all sorted and just 9 to go now, which translates into 52 interviews still to be judged and all before next Thursday (3rd May).
The Awards Dinner on Monday 28th May has an Olympics theme. Did you know that …?
London first hosted the Olympics in 1948 which is the year that the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) was formed.
While you have the dinner in your mind, have you booked your ticket/s yet? Over 300 have been sold so far so if you want to be part of the Olympic theme, and spend the evening in the company of Olympic Medallist Colin Jackson who is MC for the event the CIPR website is where you need to be so you can book your tickets.