CPRS National Announces 2014 Awards of Excellence Winners

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is 
pleased to announce 25 organizations as recipients of 32 Awards of Excellence 
in this year's awards program. CPRS National received 129 submissions in 13 
communications categories. Winners are recognized for outstanding public 
relations programs. Gold, silver and bronze recipients will be revealed during 
the National Awards Gala at the Canadian Public Relations Conference in Banff, 
AB on May 27, 2014. 
"The CPRS Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional campaigns and projects in 
the Canadian public relations and communications management industry," said 
Pierrette Leonard APR, FCPRS, Presiding Officer of the CPRS Awards of 
Excellence. "Winning an award for their hard work is a point of pride for all 
practitioners across countless sectors of our profession." 
CPRS National members in good standing are eligible and encouraged to submit 
entries. Each submission must have been planned, produced and completed within 
a period of two years, including the evaluation of the project. The 
communication programs category has seven different sub-categories. The 
communication projects category has five different sub-categories. An expert 
panel of volunteer jury co-ordinators and judges from CPRS Societies across 
Canada evaluated the submissions. 
"The Awards Gala promises to be spectacular evening with colleagues and 
friends at the Fairmont Banff Springs," added Leonard. 
Winners for the 2014 Awards of Excellence include: 

        --  Alberta Blue Cross
        --  Alberta Energy Regulator*
        --  ATCO Gas
        --  Ambulance New Brunswick
        --  Argyle Communications
        --  Bombardier Aéronautique
        --  Citoyen Optimum
        --  City of Hamilton
        --  DDB Public Relations
        --  Edelman Public Relations*
        --  Espace pour la vie
        --  Halton Regional Police
        --  High Road
        --  Manifest Communications
        --  NATIONAL Public Relations
        --  Niagara Region
        --  Northern Health*
        --  Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
        --  Paradigm Public Relations
        --  Pfizer Canada & Strategic Objectives
        --  Rogers Communications Inc.*
        --  Saskatchewan Arts Board
        --  Vancouver Island University
        --  Veritas Communications
        --  Yellow Pages Group

*Indicates multiple awards

View the 2014 winners per category here. For more information on award 
winners, the awards program or to arrange an interview, please contact the 
National Office.

About CPRS

Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a 
not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, 
management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain the 
highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public 
relations. CPRS is a federation of more than 1,800 members across 14 Member 
Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide.  For more 
information, visit our website: cprs.ca.

SOURCE  Canadian Public Relations Society 
MEDIA CONTACT Bryan Sparks Communications Coordinator CPRS National 
416-239-7034 bsparks@cprs.ca 
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