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Who can enter
The PRWeek Awards are open to corporate communications and marketing communications teams, PR agencies, public affairs firms, IR agencies, publicists, nonprofits, PR educational professionals, and government PR teams, as well as solo practitioners. Outside contractors, vendors, and non-PR professionals may also enter certain categories where indicated. All Awards categories relate to work executed in the US by a US or Canada-based company or office. The only exception is the Global Campaign of the Year.
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Entries must be for work conducted between October 8, 2011, and October 5, 2012, unless otherwise specified. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it does not necessarily have to have been started or completed during the eligibility period.
All entries must be submitted online. The entry form will vary for each category. Please refer to each category for specific information required. Basic information includes:
Title of entry
Agency or company submitting the entry
Evidence of effectiveness*
*Budget and evidence are an essential part of the judging process. Failure to include a strong and honest indication of these elements will affect the score the judges give you.
To accompany your entry submission, entries may be supported with relevant backup material. Support material should show evidence of the success of your work. It can include any of the following: creative work, research documents, photos, branded media coverage, video, media evaluation, sales figures, detailed market share, and so on. In the case of internal audiences, consider staff retention rates and productivity.
For some categories, you have the ability to submit a short video clip or a website URL online. All video clips must be in WMV (Windows Media) format and the file size should be no larger than 15MB. Please note that judges will only have the opportunity to watch approximately three minutes of each video, so make sure it is clear and concise.
All physical support material must be clearly identified and securely contained within a three-ring binder no larger than two inches thick and placed in a standard sized box. Companies sending multiple entries can use a larger box for delivery purposes, but each individual entry must be contained in its own box with the corresponding entry number clearly marked on the outside.
The price of each primary entry submitted is $350.* You may choose to submit that same entry into a second or third category (which only applies to the Campaign Awards), for an additional fee of $195 per submission.
Entry fee for the Business Awards-Agency (Boutique, Small, Midsize, and Large) is $399, and includes automatic entry for the Agency of the Year Award.
Deadline for entries
The deadline for entries is Friday, October 5, 2012. Entries received after October 5 will be considered late.
Late entries will be received until Friday, October 12, 2012. However, those entries received after October 5 will incur a penalty of $195 per entry.
Online entry submission
All entries must be submitted and paid for online. You may enter your information in the entry form and save it as a “draft” to return at a later date and submit payment. Please ensure your entry is marked as “final” in order to proceed with payment. Credit cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Once all entry information is prepared, visit mBlast to submit your entries.