The shortlist for the 2015 CIPR Excellence Awards, the public relations profession’s longest running and most prestigious awards scheme has been announced, with Love PR owner Chris Love shortlisted in the Outstanding Freelance Practitioner category.
This year’s awards attracted over 600 entries from a broad range of public relations sectors, with over 100 different organisations making the shortlist. Over a third of all shortlisted entries were made by organisations and individuals based outside London.
Shortlisted entrants from across the 28 categories will now be put through their paces by up to four expert category judges at panel interviews hosted at the CIPR in London.
This year’s CIPR Excellence Awards Chairs of Judges are Paul Mylrea Chart.PR FCIPR, Past CIPR President and Director of Communications at the University of Cambridge, and Sandra Macleod FCIPR, Founder and CEO of Mindful Reputation.
"Everyone who has made this year’s shortlist should feel extremely proud of getting this far. The standard of entries continues to improve year on year, demonstrating an increasingly vibrant public relations profession.
It is the next stage of the process; the face-to-panel interviews that really sets the CIPR Excellence Awards as a standard-bearer, above any other international public relations awards.
The judges find that meeting finalists, and hearing directly from individuals about their campaigns gives a valuable insight into each entry. These interviews bring the entries to life and are vital in helping us identify the best strategic thinking, creative excellence, and outstanding execution in our industry today.
Good luck to all of our finalists, I look forward to celebrating your success at Old Billingsgate on Wednesday 3 June!"
Paul Mylrea Chart.PR FCIPR, Past CIPR President and Director of Communications at the University of Cambridge