Announcing PRINZ Awards finalists and international Supreme Award judge

Wednesday 1 May, 2013

The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) announces 23 finalists in its annual industry awards. PRINZ is also making a special announcement of the addition of Daniel Tisch, CEO of Argyle Communications in Canada, and Chair of the Global Alliance, to the Supreme Award judging panel.
Category winners and the coveted Supreme Award winner will be revealed at an evening event in Christchurch on 30 May during the PRINZ Annual Conference.

Chief Judge Anna Radford says that having an international judge of Daniels standing joining the Supreme Award judging panel is testament to the high calibre of entries and the excellent standards being achieved by New Zealands public relations industry.

Dan is a highly experienced and professional practitioner, having won more than more than 150 major communications industry awards, and we are delighted to have him on this years Supreme Award judging team, she says.

Daniel and Anna will be joined on the Supreme Award judging panel by Cedric Allan, partner at Boag Allan Pirie and a former president of PRINZ.

The 2013 awards attracted 58 entries from the corporate, consultancy, not-for-profit and government sectors. Changes to the number and type of categories have been made this year in order to reflect ongoing evolution within the industry.

One new category was added - Crisis, Issues and Emergency Management and the former Marketing Communications category was split into two categories: Marketing Communications (PR) and Marketing Communications (Integrated). This brings the total number of categories to 13.
All winners and highly commended entries will be named at a special event in Christchurch on Thursday May 30 during the PRINZ Annual conference. The coveted Supreme Award winner will also be announced.

39th PRINZ Awards finalists 2013

(in alphabetical order by entry title)
  • ANZs New Zealand Simplification Project Peter Parussini and the ANZ Corporate Affairs team
  • Auckland Youth Orchestra - Tom Frankish and Charlotte Milton, AUT University (Outside the Square)
  • Buddy Day 2012 Jacqui Humm and Heather Claycomb, HMC Communications
  • Changing the Give Way Rules - Jamie Sitzia and Andrew Knackstedt, New Zealand Transport Agency
  • Communicating global change on a shoestring Amanda Schaake, Freelance Communications Consultant, Fonterra
  • Driving Dogs - Angela Spain, Eloise Hay and Kate Barlow, DraftFCB PR & Activation
  • Feast - Dana Kirkpatrick, Express PR
  • Helping an organisation through transformational change - Sarah Knowles, Michael Dunlop, Adelle Foster and Amy ORourke, Acumen Republic
  • Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium Retainer - Jenna Edwards and Matthew Vogts, Spark PR & Activate
  • Letters to my hero - Luci Marshall, Spark PR & Activate
  • Lindt Creamy Milk Launch - Mary-Louise Dare and Alisha Thomas, Draft FCB PR & Activation
  • Manawatu Gorge project - Anthony Frith, Nicky Chilton, and Barina Barrett, New Zealand Transport Agency
  • McDonald's Serious Lamb Launch - Sean Brown of Mango and Simon Kenny of McDonald's
  • Number One Shoes 'Catwalk to Sidewalk' - Karen Maurice O'Leary and Angelina Farry, Starseed PR
  • Once upon a story - bringing Kiwibank's future to life for employees Juliet Montague, Ideas Shop
  • PAK'nSAVE Rescue - Eloise Hay and Angela Spain, DraftFCB PR & Activation
  • Paymark - leveraging the power of data with PR - Kelly Bennett, Amber McEwen and Julia Rogan, Eleven PR
  • Pink Ribbon Calendar Project: Baring All for Breast Cancer Awareness - Rebecca Oliver, Freelance PR Consultant
  • The McCain School Veggie Patches Programme - Stephanie Lowe, Fuse
  • We make the people who make it to the finish line - Paul Weeks, Deepti Bhargava, Catherine Kemp, Bev Armstrong and Darren Horsman, Unitec Institute of Technology
  • What's My Duty? - Aaron Hailwood and Katie Mathison, New Zealand Customs Service
  • Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year finalists
  • Alasdair Johnston - Otago University Students' Association
  • Erin Roberts McDonalds NZ