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WELLINGTON, Today: Entries have now opened for the 2019 PRINZ Awards – the public relations and communication management industry’s celebration of excellence in creativity and rofessionalism.

Entries are welcomed online until 5pm on Monday 11 March, with late entries accepted until 5pm on Wednesday 13 March.

Now in their 45th consecutive year, the PRINZ Awards showcase the best individuals, teams and campaigns across 13 categories.

PRINZ president Felicity Price says the awards recognise excellence, and encourage continuous improvement. “The PRINZ Awards are a celebration of the outstanding work we deliver for our organisations, clients, colleagues and the general public.

In addition to the new PRINZ Awards branding, the 2019 awards feature one new category (PR Inhouse Team of the Year) as well as a revamped Paul Dryden Tertiary Award (open to PRINZ student members).

Awards chief judge Kate Woodruffe says she is excited about the refreshed awards. “Every year we review the categories to ensure that they remain relevant and this year we decided to add a new award category for PR In-house Team of the Year.

“The winners will be named on Wednesday 25 July at Parliament Banquet Hall in Wellington.”

“About 70% of PRINZ members work inhouse, so we expect this will be a sought-after award.

“We have also revamped the Paul Dryden Tertiary Award to better reflect its purpose. Paul was the long-serving chief executive of PRINZ who passed away in 2011. He was a strong champion of the relationship between tertiary institutions and PRINZ.”

More than 30 local and offshore judges will participate in the judging process, which evaluates a wide range of entries from the consultancy, corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors.

The winner from each of the categories (excluding the Paul Dryden Tertiary Award, Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year, PR Consultancy of the Year, and PR In-house Team of the Year) is then judged for the esteemed Supreme Award by a specially-convened panel.

The finalists will be announced in May, and the winners named at 45th PRINZ Awards on Wednesday 25 July, to be held at Parliament Banquet Hall in Wellington.

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