Are you in the PR game? Then I am sure that you know that the PRISM Awards is the South African premier awards for public relations excellence, and is celebrating two decades in 2017.  

The call for entries has opened and this year sees a number of new categories being introduced, including more opportunities in the digital environment and for students studying public relations.

The deadline for entries is 27 March, with the prestigious Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday 7 May 2017.

The judging panel will comprise more than 60 judges, all professionals and leaders in their industries from around the world. 

“A large number of entries in the past have come from the media relations and corporate relations practices and this put huge pressure on the cluster judges,” explains says Bridget von Holdt, convenor of the PRISM Awards.  “With the new, more efficient online judging process, we expect it to lessen the load of judges.  It is even more important that entries stick to the prescribed 1300 words.  We’re expecting over 250 entries from different sectors and practices this year,”

 The PRISM Awards are presented to public relations and communication professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity, innovation and professionalism in the public relations and communication programmes and strategies.

Any Public Relations consultancy, business enterprise, association, private institution and government body are eligible to submit entries into the Awards. Public relations consultancies may enter on behalf of clients and share the honours with them if they win an award.

”While the PRISM Awards are open for all to enter, the entries must be submitted with pride. The judges will be looking for entries that are exceptional and that have a real return on investment,” says von Holdt.

If you are wanting to enter – or would like more information, please check out the website here

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