The 2017 program will open for entry August 15, 2017. PR News’ PR People Awards competition is your opportunity to showcase the top talent, the innovators and passionate professionals who day in and day out are making communications matter in the marketplace. The winners of this annual program set the benchmark for PR and underscore the outstanding PR achievements made in the past year. Nominate your colleagues, or self-nominate; either way, we want to meet the best in PR and introduce them to the thousands of readers of PR News and their key stakeholders. Multiple entries from an agency, corporation or association are accepted.
The winners of the PR People Awards will be profiled in the PR News Special Issue, online and at an awards luncheon on December 5 in Washington, D.C.
Deadlines & Entry Fees
Entry Deadline: September 8, 2017
Late Deadline: September 15, 2017
All entries must be submitted by September 15, 2017.
For entries submitted between September 9 and September 15, 2017, please add a $275 late fee per entry. Finalists will be notified in November and honored during a luncheon on December 5 in D.C.
The price of each primary entry is $425 for all general categories. Each entry for the Student/Intern of the Year categories is $250. There is a late entry surcharge of $275 per entry that is applied after the entry deadline of September 8. Payment in full must accompany the entry.
All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.
The PR News Finnie Awards are open to all agency, corporation, nonprofit/association, and government organizations. To be eligible, the campaigns or PR initiatives you are highlighting must have taken place (either in part or in full) between January 1, 2016, and August 4, 2017. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligibility period.
National and international entries are accepted.