Terms and conditions of entry

All categories

  1. Entry must be received online between Monday 3 February and 5.00pm on Monday 2 March, 2020. 
  2. Late entry deadline is 5.00pm Wednesday 4 March and is at an extra cost. 
  3. Payment for entries is due no later than 31 March 2020 or the entry may not be judged.
  4. Entry to all categories, excluding the Paul Dryden Tertiary Award, is open to current PRINZ Associate, Regional Associate, Member, Regional Member, Fellow, Regional Fellow and Life members.
  5. Entry in the Paul Dryden Tertiary Award is only open to PRINZ student members.
  6. PRINZ student members are not eligible to enter any category other than the Paul Dryden Tertiary Award.
  7. It is the entrant's responsibility to select the correct category for the work entered. Each entry can only be submitted to one category.
  8. Work entered is for the period 1 January 2019 - 2 March 2020
    - Sustained Public Relations category must have a duration of at least one year and therefore could have started before 1 January 2019.
    - In the case of all other categories, work may have started before the entry period of 1 January 2019  but still be eligible if the majority of the work took place in 2019. 
  9. Each piece of work can only be entered into one category.
  10. The entrant must state all PR and communication professionals (member and non-member) who worked on the project, and up to a maximum of two project leads for a team entry. Members must be entered in the contributors section and non-members can be listed in the Acknowledgement section.
  11. Entries are restricted to 2500 words. The main body of the entry must not exceed 2100 words, plus a 100 word synopsis and a 300 word description of the involvement of other related disciplines.
  12. Entrants are not required, but have the option to include work samples of 3 images and 2 video links. Finalists will be required to supply images for a 'best of' case study compilation.
  13. Entrants must outline in 300 words or less the involvement of other communication disciplines in the project including, but not limited to, advertising, direct marketing, digital and experiential.
  14. Entrants must obtain client or manager approval for their entry prior to submitting it. At the time of submission you will need to acknowledge it has been signed off.
  15. Entrants will be asked to acknowledge that the work being entered was undertaken in compliance with the PRINZ Code of Ethics that all practitioners are asked to read and accept on joining PRINZ.
  16. PRINZ is not liable for any dispute over entry content at any time.
  17. The judges allocated to specific categories are confidential and will not be disclosed to entrants.
  18. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  19. Judges reserve the right to make no award in any category, award only highly commended and no winner, or award joint winners of a category, including Supreme.
  20. Confidential should only be selected if the entry is of a very sensitive nature.
  21. If there are parts of your entry (for example, financial figures) that you would like to remain confidential and are happy for the main body of the entry to be included in the 'best of' case study compilation (see point 23 below), please email the office.
  22. The title and 100 word synopsis of finalist entries will be published and are not confidential.
  23. All finalist entries will become a 'best of' case study compilation for member use. Just the title and synopsis of confidential entries will be published. The provision of images and logos by entrants will be required.

Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year

  1. Entrants must be working in New Zealand, employed as a public relations practitioner, and aged 30 or younger on Monday 2 March 2019.
  2. Only one Young Practitioner of the Year may be selected in any one year. If judges feel that more than one practitioner is worthy of recognition, they may make an additional highly commended award. If judges feel that no entrant meets the standard, then they are not obliged to make an award.
  3. The judges have the option of awarding an entrant as highly commended but not award a winner.
  4. A previous Sally Logan-Milne winner cannot enter this category.
  5. Prior highly commended recipients or non-finalists can re-enter this category.
  6. The winner will receive $500 from the Sally Logan-Milne bequest to PRINZ.

Paul Dryden Tertiary Award

  1. Entrants must be student members of PRINZ and cannot enter the work in any other category.
  2. Entry for this category is free. 
  3. The winner will receive a $500 prize as well as a PRINZ graduate membership

Limited Budget or Not-for-Profit Public Relations

  1. For a profit-driven organisation the $10,000 limit must include prizes and giveaways, specified at the wholesale value in your entry.
  2. For a not-for-profit organisation the definition of not for profit is: a charity, a non-government organisation (NGO) or a community group. The overall definition is that the organisation is not driven by the need to generate dividends for shareholders, although it may be involved in raising funds to supports its core purpose.

Sustained Public Relations

  1. Entry in this category must be for a programme that has been sustained for an absolute minimum of one year.