Charity Shortlisted For CIPR Award

The Prostate Cancer Charity is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Award for Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team. The CIPR Excellence Awards recognise and reward best practice in public relations throughout the UK and acknowledge personal and team achievement at the highest professional level.

The Charity faces strong competition from a number of different organisations including The British Heart Foundation, The Royal Shakespeare Company and the British Library.

The judges will be looking at the impact of in-house campaigns that the Charity has run, such as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the Charity's response to media enquiries from journalists and its place on the media agenda, as well as the growth of the Charity's VIP Relations work, over the past three years.

Shortlisted entrants, including the Charity, will now be invited for interview by a panel of judges comprising senior PR practitioners and experts from the business, media, marketing and advertising communities. Winners will be announced at the Excellence Awards Dinner at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on the evening of Wednesday 1 June 2011.

CIPR CEO Jane Wilson commented: "Congratulations to our Excellence finalists this year for their achievement in public relations most demanding awards. They have come through a rigorous judging process to reach this stage. What's more, their outstanding work is testament to the resilience of the profession during these economically challenging times. We look forward to recognising and rewarding the winners at the CIPR Excellence Awards evening on 1 June."

Head of Media and PR for The Prostate Cancer Charity, Vivienne Francis, said: "We're incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for at these prestigious awards.  Our work has been judged by leading PR professionals to be amongst the best in the country. But most importantly it demonstrates that our work has helped achieve great things which impact on men affected by prostate cancer. Being shortlisted is a remarkable achievement and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that we go all the way when the winners are announce in June."

A full list of 27 award categories and further information about the CIPR Excellence Awards can be found by visiting: http://www.cipr.co.uk/content/events-awards/excellence-awards/judging.