Proudly recognizing excellence in public relations in Canada…

The beginning of a new year is usually met with plans and resolutions to look ahead, further into the year and beyond. But with regards to the 2017 CPRS Awards of Excellence, we want you to look back. Between now and the awards deadline of Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET, have a look back at the communications campaigns or projects that you and your team have executed within the last two years* and consider entering them in this year's awards program.

Winners will be recognized at CPRS Awards Gala dinner on May 30, 2017 at the 2017 National Conference.

With the recent integration of the Health Care Public Relations Association of Canada (HCPRA) into CPRS, the Society is pleased to bolster the awards program with several new Awards of Excellence categories and a new CPRS Major Award, The Joan Hollobon Award.

The CPRS Major Awards also added a second award to this year's awards program, the SSHRC Award of Excellence. This award is jointly presented by CPRS and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Learn more about the criteria for these awards on the CPRS website.

Survey Results: Changes for 2016

Most of the comments that CPRS received from this year's survey was about the feedback received from judges. Improvement for 2016: positive and constructive comments will be provided for each submission. New categories have been added to the Awards of Excellence and CPRS Major Awards.

*Each submission must have been planned, produced and completed within a period of two years prior to the entry deadline. A project may have been started prior to the previous two years, however, the evaluation/completion of the project must have been within the last two years.

The annual CPRS National Awards of Excellence are an anticipated event that recognizes and rewards outstanding public relations programs and projects from across the country.

Established in 1962, the awards salute outstanding public relations campaigns, internal and external programs and tactics, and the dedication and contribution of public relations professionals like you. The awards also encourage continuous improvement in the practice of public relations.

These awards are exclusive to CPRS members and are a tremendous source for profile and prestige for individuals and teams as they showcase Canada's best public relations talent at work.



Important Information

Submissions must be received on or before March 6, 2017 at 11.59 pm ET -- Entries will be accepted until Friday, March 11th ($100 late fee will apply)

Note: Only electronic submissions will be accepted - please submit online. If you have already created an account, you can login here.

Click here for the 2016 CPRS Awards Instruction Booklet.

Contact the CPRS National Office
Tel: 416-239-5884 
Fax: 416-239-1076