2022 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations – Final Shortlist including the Young Communication Professional of the Year finalists

Every year the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations, hosted by the PRCA (Ireland) and PRII, celebrate the very best of Irish Public Relations and Communications work over the previous twelve months.

Our panel of 13 judges, led by Neasa Kane-Fine FPRII, have been burning the midnight oil over the last few weeks, working through and assessing what they tell us are an exceptional set of entries this year. Word from them is that, once again, this year’s entries show innovation, creativity and skill.

Now they have finished their deliberations and the 2022 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations shortlist is ready for publication. In all over 50 campaigns have been shortlisted and you can see them here.

A great range of organisations entered the competition across the 27 categories. The Young Communications Professional of the Year category continues to show that the future of the profession is in talented young hands.

Four early career professionals have been shortlisted for the 2022 Young Communication Professional of the Year title – the shortlist can be seen here.

All that remains is to thank all our judges and auditors for their hard work and dedication over recent weeks which all goes towards raising the standards in the Public Relations and Communication profession in Ireland. We also express our gratitude to Awards sponsors Fennell Photography (In-house PR Team of the Year), Onclusive (PRCA Agency of the Year), RuePoint (Best Issues Led Campaign) and Paragon.

This year we are thrilled to announce that our Awards gala lunch ceremony will back in person in the Round Room at Dublin’s Mansion House on Friday 24th June 2022. You can book you place by contacting Annmarie Jordan [email protected]. The tickets are €176 each. Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

#PRAwards22 are kindly sponsored by:


Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2022


 Shortlisted Entries


A walk in the park: Launching Ireland’s first community currency


The Digital Hub/Smart D8


Adult Safeguarding Day – Ireland’s first public awareness day on safeguarding

Cavanagh Communications

Safeguarding Ireland


AIB GOAL Mile – Step Up Together

Wilson Hartnell



ALDI’s First Time Financials

ALDI Ireland

Gibney Communications


An Post Zero Pay Gap: Women Leaders for the Future

The Reputations Agency

An Post


Breast Cancer Isn’t Just Pink


Roche Products (Ireland) Limited in partnership with Marie Keating Foundation


Brewing Success: Putting Irish Craft Beer on the Map!

&Smyth Creative Communications

Bord Bia


Bridging the Digital Divide Between Generations in Ireland

Reputation Inc

Vodafone Ireland


Building Trust in the Safety of Covid-19 Vaccines

Káno Communications

Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)


Business Supports for Licensed Outbound Travel Agents and Tour Operators

Limelight Communications

Irish Travel Agents Association


Central Bank of Ireland’s Mortgage Measures Framework Review

The Central Bank of Ireland


Chadwicks Group – Under Construction with Chadwicks Podcast

Teneo Strategy Ireland

Chadwicks Group


Circle K ‘Here for Ireland’


Circle K


Combatting Period Poverty with Dignity

Lidl Ireland


Community Immunity: Supporting COVID-19 vaccinations in Irish pharmacies

MKC Communications

Irish Pharmacy Union


Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage

Irish Water


Depaul Transfer of Homeless Services

Etch Communications and Bassline Strategy

Depaul Ireland


Dogs Trust Ireland #SantaPawsDay

Dogs Trust Ireland


Don’t Talk Down to Me! The Upside: Life with Down Syndrome


Down Syndrome Ireland


Dove Self-Esteem Project Launch 2021




Energia Get Ireland Growing

Legacy Communications

Energia Group


Energia: The Power Behind Irish Rugby

Legacy Communications

Energia Group


FBD Sound Support of Team Ireland for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Wilson Hartnell

FBD Insurance


Gallaghers Bakehouse, Bread Made Better – The Secret is Out


Gallaghers Bakehouse


Guinness #NeverSettle Campaign for the 2021 Women’s Six Nations

Wilson Hartnell

Diageo Ireland


Harris PR Presents NUK Ireland’s Breastfeeding Report

Harris Public Relations

NUK Ireland, United Drug


Harris PR Supporting Domino’s Freshness, Value and Innovation Campaign

Harris Public Relations

Domino’s Pizza UK & Ireland


Indeed Ireland Talent Unleashed

Legacy Communications

Indeed Ireland


Innovate for Life

Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association


It’s important to give a ‘Mo’

Káno Communications



James Vincent McMorrow at the Iveagh Gardens

National Concert Hall


Launch of ALDI Ireland’s cookbook ‘Home’ in collaboration with IRFU

Legacy Communications

ALDI Ireland


Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Launch 2021


Littlewoods Ireland


“Make Time To Check” in a world “too busy for breast cancer”

Crichton Communications

Breast Cancer Ireland


Maths Week 2021

MKC Communications

Maths Week Ireland


Oh Ship! A Fresh Voice on Water Safety for Dublin Port

Gibney Communications

Dublin Port Company


Own Your Rights

We the People



Palliative Care Week 2021

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care


Pieta, Darkness into Light 2021, proudly supported by Electric Ireland

Legacy Communications



Raising awareness and policy reforms for victims of domestic violence

Reputation Inc

Vodafone Ireland


Redbreast ‘Robin Redbreast Day’ event


Irish Distillers


Saving Horticultural Peat

Gibney Communications

Growing Media Ireland


Senior leaders connecting with frontline staff during COVID-19 and a cyber attack

Health Service Executive


Talking Depression – supporting open conversations about mental illness

Wilson Hartnell

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC


Tap to Donate with SuperValu for AsIAm




The BTYSTE Takes Place on Bespoke Virtual Stage for Second Year Running


BT Ireland


The launch of The Wicklow Escape

Harris Public Relations

The Wicklow Escape


The WorkEqual campaign to promote gender equality in Irish workplaces

Alice PR & Events



Think Ahead, Think Housing

Irish Wheelchair Association


Walk in My Shoes – WIMS Live

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services


Winterfest at the Guinness Storehouse, Christmas 2021

Wilson Hartnell

Guinness Storehouse


Work Safely: Keeping Workplaces Safe in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment



Sponsored by Fennell Photography

ALDI Ireland

Health Service Executive

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences



Sponsored by Onclusive

Edelman Ireland


Legacy Communications

Springboard Communications


Young Communications Professional of the Year

Nicola Halloran

Fiona Hyland

Fiachradh McDermott

Claire Rowley


Thank you to our category sponsors:

Rue Point – Best Issues-Led Campaign

Fennell Photography – Best In-house PR Team of the Year

Onclusive – PRCA Agency of the Year

ENDS – 31/05/22