If you work in local public service communications, now’s your chance to get your work recognised by the CIPR local public services group Excellence in Communications Awards 2010
You’ve got until Friday 6 August to submit your entries. For a late fee you can have an extra seven days – there is an extended deadline of Friday 13 August.
The annual awards, which will be presented on Friday 22 October at the Grand Hotel, Brighton, are run by the CIPR Local Public Services Group which represents all communications professionals in all public services such as local government, health, housing and education. I’ve been a committee member for a few months now and have been really impressed with the commitment and drive of the volunteers that run the group.
The CIPR LPS is committed to help local public services deliver the highest standard of communications during a period of significant change and austerity in the public sector.
Camden council’s Ashley Wilcox chairs the group:
In times like these it’s very important to keep staff and management motivated. We will be rewarding PR teams, individuals and campaigns, that demonstrate real creativity and cost effectiveness, particularly partnership working and originality on a small budget.
There are 11 entrance categories, which look for excellence in key areas such as consultation, digital media, creative savings and partnership. The winners will receive their awards at a special gala dinner which marks the end of the CIPR LPS 2010 Conference which is being held at the Thistle, Brighton from 20 – 22 October this year.
For information about the awards click here (ignore the dates on the page linked to from here – both deadlines have been pushed back by seven days).
If you’re interested in the conference, you’ve missed the early bird discount but it’s still a great value two day conference. Booking details here.