‘Tis the season to shine

by Victor Vrsnik MCM APR FCPRS
President, CPRS National
What better way to cap off a successful campaign or project, than to win big at the 2020 CPRS National Awards of Excellence. Now there are more chances to win than ever with the debut of 9 new awards and 7 updated awards. Take home gold, silver or bronze in any of the 24 awards categories, and show off your talent to your employer, client and colleagues. Awards are open to CPRS members and non-members alike.
Macintosh HD:Users:victorvrsnik:Desktop:Screen Shot 2019-12-31 at 9.47.51 AM.pngWinning at the Awards of Excellence is a milestone in your career. It’s a badge of honour that says you are recognized among peers and colleagues for excellence and outstanding achievement in your work.
When you win, we salute you and shout it out. PR professionals will celebrate your accomplishment at the annual Awards Gala to be held on May 25th during the CPRS National Conference in Quebec City. CPRS National will issue a media release recognizing your outstanding program or project. You can even order a second or third trophy for your team members, clients, or your employer’s trophy case.
Submitting and winning awards is a CPRS tradition. For 58 years, PR professionals have walked the Gala stage to collect a trophy carrying with them the admiration and recognition of their colleagues.
Somewhat breaking from tradition this year, awards applicants will have the opportunity to showcase their best in class submissions at a Champagne Reception ahead of the Gala – giving attendees the opportunity to learn and see future PR trends unfolding. 
The CPRS National Awards Committee under the leadership of Béatrice Guay Pepper ARP, FSCRP LM, M.P.A. (Presiding Officer) and Lisa Covens M.A. (National Board liaison) revamped the 2020 awards competition. Thank you both for taking our awards program to the next level!
The new awards categories that capture the work and commitment of PR practitioners today include: Best Reputation Management Campaign, Best Influencer Campaign, Brand Development Campaign of the year, New Product or Service Launch, In House Team of Year, and Agency Team of the Year... and of course, many more.
As part of this transformative year, CPRS National has licensed the Open Water awards platform to streamline and simplify the submission process for applicants and judges.
Don’t delay. Take advantage of Canada’s leading and longest-running PR and communications management awards program. Find more information and apply here.

Bonne chance!