PRINZ Awards

The 41st annual PRINZ Awards celebrate excellence in public relations and communications.

Entries have now closed. Category winners and the Supreme Award recipient will be announced at the PRINZ Awards Gala Dinner on May 21 in Wellington.


2015 Finalists

(In alphabetical order by entry title, PRINZ member entrants listed)

'Are you that someone?' - Preventing sexual violence - Hanna Kilpin, Janice Rodenburg, Ideas Shop.

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) - ‘Vision to Values’- Duncan Croft, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development.

Buddy Day - it takes a community to raise a child - Amy Meade, Heather Claycomb, HMC Communications; Summer Reid, Child Matters.

Canterbury DHB Heading to Hospital - Plan your trip - Karalyn Van Deursen, Canterbury District Health Board.

Communicating bad news to 11,000 people - Katherine Trought, Lee Harris, Felicity Price, Environment Canterbury.

DairyNZ levy vote - demonstrating value in 2014 and beyond - Hayley Gavan, Bernie Walsh, Phillipa Adam, DairyNZ.

Gig-borne: The city that dared to dream - Kerry Donovan, Nicola Chrisp, Express PR.

Givealittle, help a lot: The journey to becoming New Zealand’s largest crowdfunding platform - Geraldine Ramirez, Spark New Zealand.

Global first for Emirates in the Cloud - Jessica Wiggins, Robert Wallace, Charlotte-Amelie Milton, Professional Public Relations.

Healthcare Think Tank, hosted by Southern Cross - Louisa Jones, Strahan Wallis, Kaya Arai, Porter Novelli NZ.

Home truths - communicating the risk of landslides to Port Hills residents - Anne-Marie Robinson, Linda Bennett, Christchurch City Council.

The TRESemmé 365 Project - Mikaila Hutchison, Spark PR & Activate.

Setting new standards in steel - Hamish Anderson, Lisa van Beurden, Amy Hacon, Hotwire.

Shining the light on Achilles - Arya Franklyn, Cigna.

Spark Automatic Thanks Machine - Vicky Gray, Andrew Pirie, Richard Llewellyn, Lucy Fullarton, Spark New Zealand; Michael James, Skye Pathare, Rewa Willis, Trish Sherson, Sherson Willis.

Spark: Emojifying the iPhone 6 - Vicky Gray, Sam Durbin, Lucy Fullarton, Andrew Pirie, Richard Llewellyn, Spark New Zealand; Trish Sherson, Michael James, Skye Pathare, Rewa Willis, Sherson Willis.

Sparking change - the internal journey from Telecom to Spark New Zealand - Courtney Bennett, Andrew Pirie, Todd Parker, Richard Llewellyn, Vicky Gray, Sam Durbin, Spark New Zealand.

Uptown Business Association: Rise & Dine Campaign - Kristy Burden, Lily Batt, Hannah Roberts, AUT University.

What's in a name? - From Telecom to Spark, rebranding one of New Zealand's best known businesses - Richard Llewellyn, Andrew Pirie, Lucy Fullarton, Conor Roberts, Vicky Gray, Sam Durbin, Todd Parker, Courtney Bennett, Spark New Zealand.

Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year finalists: Brad Pogson, Vodafone New Zealand, Louisa Jones, Porter Novelli NZ


All category winners are eligible to enter the Global Alliance COMM PRIX awards, which honour outstanding performance in public relations and communication management around the world. Securing a Global Alloance COMM PRIX Award is a mark of your success.