National Awards

CPRS National Awards

Award of Excellence

Winners of CPRS National Awards 2015

CPRS Hamilton Board
CN – Emery Leblanc Award
Awarded annually, this is both a Society and individual award based on annual net membership growth.

CPRS Hamilton Board
CPRS Lectern Award

Awarded annually to the Member Society demonstrating the greatest advancement in its purpose and goals through membership growth, meeting attendance, development of Member Society sponsored educational programs, initiation of PR for PR activities, and growth in accreditation.

Terry Flynn
Philip A. Novikoff Memorial Award

For recognition of superior and outstanding service over time as a public relations professional. Awarded to an accredited CPRS member who has furthered the standing of the public relations profession in Canada through professional practice and personal relations as well as the enhancement of CPRS and the betterment of the community.

Michelle Rickard (on behalf of the City of Guelph)
Don Rennie Memorial Award for Excellence in Government Public Relations
The Don Rennie Memorial Award recognizes outstanding team achievement in developing and executing a strategic approach to government communications on a specific issue. This award is open to government communications professionals in federal, provincial or municipal jurisdictions.

Submissions deadline will be announced shortly.

Note: Only electronic submissions will be accepted – please submit online. If you have already created an account, you can login here.

All CPRS National Members and Associates in good standing are eligible. Each submission must have been planned, produced and completed within a period of two years prior to the entry deadline. A project may have been started prior to the previous two years, however, the evaluation/completion of the project must have been within the last two years.

  • Click here to visit the CPRS National website for more information.

SUBMISSION TIPS

CPRS Awards Webinars:

“Create a winning Award submission and win a National Award of Excellence”.  On February 9, 2015, a past Awards of Excellence winner and Awards Jury Coordinators talked about the process of submitting and creating an entry, and what the Jury Coordinator look for when reviewing all entries.  Click here to access an audio recording of the webinar and for the power point presentation used during the webinar.

“How do I create a winning submission? How do I enter it online?”.  On March 6, 2013, a past Awards of Excellence winner and an Awards Judge talked about the process of submitting and creating an entry, and what the judges look for when reviewing all entries. CPRS staff also helped explain the new online method of submitting award entries. Click here to access an audio recording of the webinar and for the power point presentation used during the webinar.

Create a “State of the Art” submission and win a National Award of Excellence.  On January 27, 2010 three of our peers – two winners and one judge — all from 2009 — provided guidance on what makes an excellent submission.  Click here to access an audio recording of the webinar and for the power point presentation used during the webinar.

“Going for the Gold: How to Write an Excellent Submission & Bring home the Hardware”. On January 27th, 2010 a special panel of CPRS Members, including 2009 National Award Winners, judges, and the Presiding Officers of the National Awards Committee, will provide guidance on what makes an excellent submission.

Awards and Entry Forms

Awards of Excellence

Major Awards

Student Awards

Judging Scoresheets

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Remember! The deadlines for entries are:

Awards of Excellence and Major Awards: March 9, 2015

Student Awards: Friday, April 10, 2015

Forward your submission to:
CPRS National Office
4195 Dundas St. West
Suite 346
Toronto, ON M8X 1Y4

Questions?
Contact the CPRS National Office
Tel: 416-239-7034
Fax: 416-239-1076
etang@cprs.ca