2015 PRINZ Awards Results

The 2015 PRINZ Awards Gala dinner was held 21 May in Wellington. View and download photos here.


Supreme Award Winner

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

Corporate Public Relations

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

Highly Commended: 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.

Government / Quasi Government Public Relations

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

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

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

Internal Communications

Winner: 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.

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

Issues, Crisis or Emergency Management

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

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

Limited Budget Public Relations

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

Marketing Communication – Integrated

Winner: The TRESemmé 365 Project - Mikaila Hutchison and Kristy Mayo, Spark PR & Activate.

Marketing Communication – Public Relations

Highly Commended: 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.

Not-for-Profit Public Relations

Winner: Givealittle, help a lot: The journey to becoming New Zealand’s largest crowdfunding platform - Geraldine Ramirez, Lynne Le Gros and Courtney Bennett, Spark Foundation.

Highly Commended: Shining the light on Achilles - Arya Franklyn, Cigna Life Insurance

Paul Dryden Tertiary Award

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

Special Event or Project

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

Highly Commended: Healthcare Think Tank, hosted by Southern Cross - Louisa Jones, Strahan Wallis, Kaya Arai, Porter Novelli New Zealand.

Highly Commended: 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.

Sustained Public Relations

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

Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year

Winner: Brad Pogson, Porter Novelli New Zealand

Highly Commended: Louisa Jones, Porter Novelli New Zealand