Due to the success of the PRCA MENA Awards 2018, the 2019 PRCA MENA Awards will see the introduction of two new Awards. You can see the full list of the categories and Awards below.

Best Integrated Campaign

This award looks at all elements of the marketing mix. You must be able to demonstrate strategy, research, execution, creativity, originality, documented results, and evaluation.

Best PR Campaign: B2B

This award recognises work that involves the promotion of products and services from one business to another. Entries can relate to a niche business sector or to the business community at large.

Best PR Campaign: B2C

This award recognises work that involves the promotion of products or services to consumers, delivered by the private, public, or charitable sectors.

Best PR Campaign: Media Relations

This award recognises campaigns that use targeted media relations to achieve excellent results

Best PR Campaign: Influencer Relations

This award recognises campaigns that use targeted influencer relations to achieve excellent results.

Best PR Campaign: Digital

This award recognises campaigns that include a large element of digital and new media work, whether on its own or as part of an integrated programme of PR and targeted marketing activity.

Best PR Campaign: Crisis Communications

This award recognises work in a crisis situation when managing difficult issues. This might be by promoting an alternative perspective, or indeed by keeping an issue out of the media altogether. Judges are especially aware of the need for discretion in this category.

Best PR Campaign: Game Changer

This award looks at campaigns where the agency has devised a creative campaign that the client may not have previously considered or seen as too high risk. Campaigns in this category will demonstrate game changing campaigns for their clients, with outstanding results across a number of channels.

Results on a Budget

This award is designed to look at project work within a budget. If your project budget is 70,000AED  or under and you are able to demonstrate results, (generally a project over 3 months) then this category is for you.

Regional PR Campaign of the Year

Have you had a campaign running over 3+ countries in the MENA region over the past 12 months? Can you demonstrate results across the region? Judges will be looking for strategy, research, execution, creativity, originality, documented results, and evaluation.

Strategic Communications Campaign

This award focuses on strategic communications and would be suitable for teams working on stakeholder management, public affairs and strategic consultancy.

Social Impact

This award looks at campaigns that have made an impact to social communities. Campaigns covering CSR, charity work, sustainability, and the environment would be suitable for this category.

Small Consultancy of the Year

This category is open to any Consultancy with under 15 employees. Winning this award will demonstrate great business and effective results as well as community leadership and innovation. Judges will mark your entry against the following criteria; clients; staff; financial; and innovation.

  • Clients: retention, growth, and performance
  • Staff: retention, approach, and diversity
  • Financial: performance, growth, acquisitions must be disclosed
  • Innovation: for example, investment in infrastructure, new client products, new approach to talent

Large Consultancy of the Year

This category is open to any consultancy with 15 or more employees. Winning these awards will demonstrate great business and effective results as well as community leadership and innovation. Judges will mark your entry against the following criteria; clients; staff; financial; and innovation.

  • Clients: retention, growth and performance
  • Staff: retention, approach and diversity
  • Financial: performance, growth, acquisitions must be disclosed
  • Innovation: for example, investment in infrastructure, new client products, new approach to talent

In-House Team of the Year

This category is open to In-House PR teams. Judges will mark your entry against the following criteria; clients; staff; financial; and innovation.

  • Clients (ie internal stakeholders): retention, growth, and performance
  • In-house team: retention, approach and diversity
  • Financial: performance, growth, ROI
  • Innovation: for example, investment in infrastructure, new products, new approach to talent or campaign delivery

Rising Star of the Year

  • An award for any young individual (under 30 years old) with the greatest potential to become an industry leader of the future and who has achieved greatness already. Nominations for this award can be made by the individual or a colleague, and organisations can enter any number of submissions. This award is judged on a Leadership, Initiative and Character, Client Performance
  • and Team and Industry Contribution.

PR Leader

  • An award for an individual who has shown great leadership and achieved greatness with excellent results. This award will be given to an individual (or joint agency heads) who has/have delivered outstanding performance to clients and made a significant contribution to the industry and to their consultancy. Nominations for this award can be made by the individual themselves or a colleague, and organisations can submit any number of entries. This category is open to both agency leaders and in-house communicators. This award is judged on a Leadership, Initiative and Character, Client Performance and Team and Industry Contribution.

Influencer / Journalist of the Year

This category is for PR professionals in both agencies and in-house to nominate a journalist or an influencer. This will be judged on effectiveness, working relationships, results and performance.  This entry is free to enter, and each team will be asked for their nomination of no more than 300 words.