The Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) has urged members who have intentions of participating in this year’s excellence awards to put in more efforts while compiling their submissions so as to increase their chances of winning.
Cynthia Mpanga, the PRAU president, while speaking during the launch of the 7th edition of the PRAU excellence awards which took place today at Hotel Africana, said that this year’s awards are looking for more than the ordinary reports.
“We won’t be sorry to take back some of the awards if we do not find the quality we want in any of the submissions. These awards are supposed to encourage PR practitioners to strive for excellence while executing their work,” Mpanga said.
Entries for this year’s awards will be accepted starting from August 1 to September 30 and the winners will be recognized at the gala that will take place on October 27, 2017.
Speaking at the launch, Sheila Kangwagye, the association’s secretary general noted that the time provided is enough for members to do research before handing in their work.
“The awards are a month from now. That’s enough time for members to make quality submissions,” Kangwagye said.
She added that PR practitioners who were not yet members of PRAU should take advantage of this period to register with the body so that they can be able to participate.
The awards are open to PR and Communication practitioners, SMEs, government bodies, PR agencies, PR students and in- house departments.
The awards are in 13 categories that include: Best Media Management Campaign, Best Event, Best Crisis Management Campaign, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign, Best Public Sector Campaign, Best Not Profit Campaign and Best PR Agency.
The other categories that fall under the supplementary category are Best Corporate/ Online Publication, Best Social/ Digital Media Campaign and Best Young Communicator of the Year.
Under the honorary category, there is PRAU Golden Honors, PRAU Sheppard Honors and People’s Choice Award.