The Awards for Excellence in Public Relations is the celebration of best practice in Irish public relations, public affairs and communications.

Jointly run by PRCA, the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) and CIPR Northern Ireland these awards set the benchmark for the best work by our profession.

The campaigns shortlisted for the 2019 Awards reflect the diversity of work undertaken in the public relations and communications arena across 20 award categories, including two new categories Best Issues-Led Campaign sponsored by RuePointMedia and Best Long-Term Campaign.

In all 65 campaigns have been shortlisted as follows:

#SwitchOn to CRU
Drury Porter Novelli

129 Litres – National Water Conservation Campaign
Irish Water

20×20: If She Can’t See it, She Can’t Be it
Wilson Hartnell
Along Came A Spider

A UL Student Christmas Story
University of Limerick

AIB Backing Club and County. Bigger, Braver, Better – #TheToughest
Wilson Hartnell

AIB Backing Doing
Wilson Hartnell

Alcohol Health Alliance Public Health Alcohol Bill campaign
Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland

Arnotts 175

Behind the Scenes – Factory Tour at Newbridge Silverware
O’Brien PR
Newbridge Silverware

Bewley’s Brew Up the Next Generation with Hospice Sponsorship

Bod & Tana tackle ‘Speargate’ ahead of Ireland v All Blacks
Wilson Hartnell
Diageo Ireland

Boots Ireland Feel Like You Again Cancer Awareness campaign
Wilson Hartnell
Boots Ireland

Breaking The Barrier: Eucerin Eczema Awareness Month
Drury Porter Novelli

Bringing strategy from rhetoric to reality at EY Ireland

Center Parcs: Building a corporate reputation for Parc Life
Center Parcs

Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition
Gemma Smyth Communications
Irish Angus Producer Group, ABP & Kepak


Creating Employee Advocacy in a Crisis – Irish Water-Ervia
Irish Water

Developing the NSAI’s Twitter Account
Carr Communications
National Standards Authority of Ireland

Donncha O’Callaghan Lines out for Centra Live Well

Driving reform, the campaign for affordable insurance
Drury Porter Novelli
Alliance for Insurance Reform

Dublin Bus Show Your True Colours Campaign 2018
Conway Communications
Dublin Bus

Dublin Port & the Re-Launch of No. 11 Liffey Ferry
Gibney Communications
Dublin Port Company

dX Dublin
MKC Communications

Guinness Switch to Pub Mode
Wilson Hartnell

HB Dayting – The Iceberger Bar – a unique dating experience
Unilever Ireland

How is that Doggie in the Window?
Dogs Trust Ireland

IKEA – The power of compelling storytelling
Wilson Hartnell
IKEA Why an inclusive workplace is a win-win for all

Irish Health Trade Association Vat Campaign
Paul Allen & Associates
Irish Health Trade Association

Irish Life Health – Keeping teens moving one step at a time
Drury Porter Novelli
Irish Life Health

Irish roots; global opportunities: Ornua’s employer brand
Ornua Co-operative Limited

Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration Event
Persuasion Republic
National Traveller Celebration c/c ITM

Launching Dublin Port’s “Brexit Buster”
Gibney Communications
Dublin Port Company

Life is Sligo
Sligo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Life Style Sports “Live Rugby. Live The Jersey.”
Life Style Sports

Littlewoods Ireland #StyleOfPlay
Legacy Communications
Littlewoods Ireland

Loneliness Taskforce
Limelight Communications

Make Blood Cancer Visible
Wilson Hartnell
Janssen Sciences Ireland UC

My Options from the HSE: Introducing abortion care services
Health Service Executive Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme

National Stadium – Local Community
Wilson Hartnell
Aviva Stadium

One Step
Concern Worldwide

Our Balbriggan
Fingal County Council

Pain for the All Blacks in Dublin but not for sponsor AIG
AIG Ireland

Raising the bar: AIB’s Pub Outlook Report for 2018

Rentokil Ireland Public Relations Campaign
Heneghan PR

Resurge – Concern’s 50th Anniversary Conference
Concern Worldwide

Sightsee with Me: AMD Awareness Week 2018
Teneo Ireland
Novartis Ireland Ltd.

Smart Consent – interpreting & communicating sexual consent
NUI Galway

Striking the right chord for collector coins
Central Bank of Ireland

MKC Communications
Aramark Northern Europe

Techstars Startup Week Dublin powered by Dublin City Council
Beachhut PR
Startup Week

The Bakery, by Lidl Ireland
Lidl Ireland

The Bord Gáis Energy Cupán Tae Experience
Bord Gáis Energy

The Great Pink Run with Avonmore Slimline Milk
Lynfort Communications Ltd.
Breast Cancer Ireland

The launch of McDelivery into Ireland
Wilson Hartnell
McDonald’s Ireland

The Launch of The Nissan Driving School at Tayto Park
Presence PR
Tayto Park

The Launch of Three’s ‘Made By Music’ brand positioning
Three Ireland

The Rise of Hybrid & The Demise of Diesel
Toyota Ireland

The Rotunda Hospital World Prematurity Day Campaign
Heneghan PR
The Rotunda Hospital

To The Rockshore – The Launch of Rockshore Irish Lager
Wilson Hartnell

Vhi & Mass Participation Running
Teneo PSG

Alice PR & Events
Dress for Success Dublin

World Asthma Day 2018
Asthma Society of Ireland

You Said, We Listened: Student Survey @ NUI Galway
NUI Galway


Sponsored by Kantar Media

Cathal Barry

Niamh Breathnach

Emer Igbokwe


Many thanks to the judges for all their hard work over the past few weeks.

This year’s Gala Awards Luncheon and presentation of awards takes place at the Mansion House on Friday 21st June. The booking form is available via the link here.  Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. If you have any queries regarding booking please contact Annmarie on [email protected].

Run by PRII,  PRCA and CIPR Northern Ireland the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations are sponsored by Fennell Photography; Kantar Media; rrdonnelley and RuePointMedia