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Only PRINZ members are eligible to enter the PRINZ Awards.

Entrants are encouraged to acknowledge non-members in the entry form. Non-members will not be acknowledged in the PRINZ Awards.

For membership queries, please email

Early entry deadline is 4pm, Tuesday 23 February 2021.     

Late entry deadline is 4pm, Wednesday 3 March 2021 and no entries will be accepted after this time.

Paul Dryden Tertiary Award entry deadline is 4pm, Wednesday 7 April 2021.

Work undertaken between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 is eligible for entry.

Long-term projects that have not previously been entered in the PRINZ Awards are eligible for entry if most of the work was completed in 2020.

All prices below are GST inclusive.

$345: All awards categories, except Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year category and Paul Dryden Tertiary Award

$275: Not-for-profit rate – please contact us with a proof of your organisation’s not-for-profit status

$95: Additional entries for the same work, campaign or project can be entered in multiple categories at a reduced rate of $95

$275: Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year category

$150: Late entry fee of $150 applies to all entries submitted between 4.01pm Tuesday 23 February and 4pm Wednesday 3 March

Free: Paul Dryden Tertiary Award

Payment must be made online via either internet banking or credit/debit card.

Payment must be received by 5pm Wednesday 3 March 2021 or submitted entries will be withdrawn from judging. 

Yes, you can enter as many campaigns as you like. Please note that the reduced rate of $95 for additional entries is only applicable to the same work, campaign or project.

Yes, you can enter additional entries for the same work, campaign or project in multiple categories at a reduced rate of $95. There is no restriction on the number of categories you can enter for a single piece of work.

Entries will be submitted in PDF format on the website. You will be asked to firstly select a category and pay for your entry. If you’d like to enter a particular piece of work in multiple categories, you will be given options to purchase entries for additional categories at a reduced rate of $95 on the cart page. 

Once the payment is made, an order confirmation email and a submission access email will be sent to you. You will then be able to submit your entry files via the online submission platform.

Maximum three images and two video links (ideally no longer than 3 minutes per video in duration) can be included where appropriate in the entry form. Please make sure the video links provided do not have accessibility and time restriction.

The limitation doesn’t apply to ‘BusinessDesk PR Consultancy of the Year’, ‘PR In-house Team of the Year’, ‘Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year’ and ‘Paul Dryden Tertiary Award’; however, please be aware that an overload of information may not work in your favour. Please select the supporting materials carefully.

Yes, you are encouraged to write each of your entries specifically to the category. You can have different entry titles for your entries.

PRINZ is aware that public relations work can be of a sensitive nature. You have the option to indicate on the entry form if your entry is confidential. If you mark your entry as confidential, and are judged a finalist or winner, only the title and 100 word synopsis will be included in the PRINZ Awards Case Studies Booklet.

If you do not wish to identify a client, you may refer to them as “the client” or “our client” in the synopsis. Furthermore, specific segments of the entry – financial information for example – may be marked as confidential and therefore excluded from the Case Studies Booklet.

As with all entries, a confidential entry is only viewed by the individuals involved in the judging process. At the stage one level, entries are blinded. At the second stage of judging (category judging), entries are not blinded but judges of all stages are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and declare any conflict of interest.

The PRINZ Awards case studies are an invaluable resource of local examples that showcase the breath of activity in the industry. It is therefore recommended that members do not select ‘confidential’ for their entries unless the work is of a highly sensitive nature.

Yes, you will be asked to indicate whether you’d like to receive judges’ comments in the entry form.

Finalists will be announced in late April 2021, with final results announced at the PRINZ Awards Gala Dinner on 27 May 2021 at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.

The 2021 PRINZ Awards Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday 27 May 2021 at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.