About Us

Entering its 16th year, The PRWeek Awards has grown into an event PR pros look forward to more than any other to celebrate excellence and encourage aspiration. Each year, more and more entries are submitted to our esteemed panel of judges as a tribute to the high regard in which the awards are held and the enthusiasm and good health of the PR industry.
Each year, agencies and companies alike comprise their entries for the potential to win one of the esteemed 35 awards. The categories recognize excellence in campaigns, techniques, personalities, and business, and are awarded to the best corporate, nonprofit, agency, government, and education teams. A PRWeek Award is a unique symbol of achievement and leadership. It immediately sets the winner apart from all others.
The annual PRWeek Awards judging has always been chaired by one of the most respected individuals in the communications sector. Past chairs include Ray Day of Ford (2014); Christine Cea of Unilever (2013); Gary Sheffer of GE (2012); Mike Fernandez of Cargill (2011); and Pfizer’s Sally Susman (2010). This year’s chair is Bridget Coffing, SVP & CCO of McDonald's Corporation.

Each judge is selected in part due to his or her dedication and passion towards PR, as well as his or her skill and experience as a leader in the industry. Our judges represents the senior-most level within agencies, in-house departments, nonprofit, academia, and government, which is why we can legitimately call our awards the “Oscars” of the PR industry.
We look forward to seeing you on March 19, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City to celebrate the importance and power of this influential industry. Good luck with all your Awards entries!
If you have any questions regarding the Awards, please contact Nicole Marshall at
nicole.marshall@prweek.com or 1 (646) 638-6059.