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  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2014/01/c6100.html  CO: Canadian Public Relations Society ST: Ontario NI: ENT