Every year The Awards for Excellence in Public Relations, organised by the PRCA and PRII, celebrate the very best of Irish PR & Communications work over the previous twelve months.

Our panel of Awards judges, headed up by Neasa Kane-Fine FPRII, have been working hard over the last few weeks, assessing what they tell us are an exceptional set of entries this year. Now, they have finished their deliberations, the votes have been cast and the 2020 shortlist is ready for publication!

This year, the third-highest number of entries in the 27-year history of the Awards were submitted across 26 categories, by more organisations than ever before.  The two new categories PRCA Agency of the Year and the Fennell Photography sponsored In-House Team of the Year were enthusiastically supported, while the Young Communications Professional of the Year category, sponsored by Kantar, garnered a record number of entries – a sure sign that the future of the profession is in talented young hands.

We thank all our judges for their hard work and dedication over recent weeks and express our gratitude to Awards sponsors Fennell Photography, Kantar, Paragon and RuePoint Media.

Taking current Government restrictions into consideration, we are keeping options for the 2020 Awards ceremony under review.  We appreciate your continued patience and support and will update you via the PRII Digest and PRII and PRCA websites

In all 56 campaigns have been shortlisted as follows:

#SupportPharmacy
MKC Communications
Irish Pharmacy Union

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas
Dogs Trust Ireland

A Story of Irish Whiskey
Edelman
Irish Distillers

Address Point from An Post
The Reputations Agency
An Post

Animated Explainer Series
Central Bank of Ireland

Asthma Awareness Week 2019
Asthma Society of Ireland, Boots & GSK

Aviva Pride #SafeToDream
Aviva

Bringing our Vision for the Future to Life for our Employees
Bus Éireann

Building the Jacobs brand in Ireland
Edelman
Jacobs

Call It Out
We the People
Transgender Equality Network Ireland & University of Limerick Hate and Hostility Research Group

Chadwicks Kit-Out Competition
Teneo
Chadwicks Group

Clonakilty welcomes a new (vegetable) pudding to the family!
Gemma Smyth Communications
Clonakilty Food Co.

Collector coins are back in town – the Central Bank commemorates
Central Bank of Ireland

Don’t Ignore The Signs of Heart Failure
Edelman
Irish Heart Foundation

Dublin Bus Give it a Spin Campaign 2019
Conway Communications
Dublin Bus

Electric Ireland Leveraging GAA to Grow Brand Love
Wilson Hartnell
Electric Ireland

Feeding the National Conversation: Deliveroo in Ireland
Hume Brophy
Deliveroo

Go Madbury for Cadbury
FleishmanHillard
Cadbury

Grounded: Growing conversations around mental illness
Wilson Hartnell
Janssen Sciences Ireland

Guinness 232°C
Wilson Hartnell
Guinness Ireland

Guinness Rainbow Gates
Wilson Hartnell
Diageo Ireland

HTC EXODUS — Rebuilding trust, one device at a time
150Bond
HTC EXODUS

Irish Life Health Festival of Running
Galvin Sports Management
Irish Life Health

Jameson Black Barrel Discovery
Teneo
Irish Distillers

Launch of RSA’s online benefits platform, Your Benefits
RSA Insurance Ireland DAC

LEON – Launching the Naturally Fast Food brand to Ireland
Legacy Communications
LEON

LinkedIn Fertility@Work
Edelman
LinkedIn

Littlewoods Ireland #StyleOfPlay
Legacy Communications
Littlewoods Ireland

Making Arranmore the most connected island in the world
Drury Porter Novelli
Three Ireland

My Life App Launch – Driving Health Literacy in Irish Adults
Drury Porter Novelli
Irish Life

OCF – 19 years of bringing a good fight to a bad cancer
Drury Porter Novelli
Oesophageal Cancer Fund

Pfizer Ireland celebrates 50 years in Ireland
Pfizer Healthcare Ireland

Pointy from Startup to Success
150Bond
Pointy

RCSI Discover
RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Rockshore – Great Mate Escape
Wilson Hartnell
Diageo Ireland

safefood – Uncovering Nutritious Truths
Wilson Hartnell
safefood

SeaFest 2019
Springboard PR & Marketing
Cork City Council and the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG)

Securing Permission for Aldi’s Future
Gibney Communications
Aldi Ireland

Summer Lovin’ at Newbridge Silverware
Teneo
Newbridge Silverware

SuperValu & AsIAm committed to making Ireland AutismFriendly
FleishmanHillard
SuperValu

Switch On To Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy Patient Education
FleishmanHillard
Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd

Taste the Island
Wilson Hartnell
Fáilte Ireland

The 3S Formula for Building a Blaze on Diversity & Inclusion
Ervia

The Abusive Teller Machine – AIB Vulnerable Customers & Women
Wilson Hartnell
AIB

The IAA’s Drone Safely Campaign
Carr Communications
Irish Aviation Authority

The launch of Center Parcs Longford Forest
Teneo
Center Parcs

The Shop that Nearly Wasn’t
ETC PR & Marketing
Breakthrough Cancer Research

The Vienna Model: Housing for the 21st Century
Limelight Communications
Dublin City Council – Dublin City Council Housing and Community Services

Trócaire’s ‘War Is Over’ campaign
Trócaire

Tusla National Fostering Week
Tusla – Child and Family Agency

Vodafone and Irish Rugby – Everyone In
Teneo
Vodafone Ireland

Vodafone Foundation Ireland: Domestic abuse is an issue for everyone
ReputationInc
Vodafone Ireland

We’ve Come a Long Way
Jago
Tourism NI

Whispering Angel Half Price for 48 Hours at SuperValu
FleishmanHillard
SuperValu

WorkEqual Conference: Practical Steps to Workplace Equality
Alice PR & Events
Dress for Succes Dublin

Your Library, Take a Closer Look
Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)

 

IN-HOUSE PR TEAM OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST
Sponsored by Fennell Photography

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Services

Trócaire

 

PRCA AGENCY OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST

Alice PR & Events

AM O’Sullivan PR

Drury Porter Novelli

Edelman Ireland

FleishmanHillard

Hanover Media Strategy

Limelight Communications

Teneo

 

YOUNG COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Kantar

Nicole Chesser

Fiona Hanna

Eamonn Lawler

 

Thank you to our category sponsors, Rue Point Media  – Best Issues-Led Campaign; Fennell Photography – Best In-house PR Team of the Year; and Kantar – Young Communications Professional of the Year.

ENDS – 21/05/20