PRINZ Awards

The PRINZ Awards recognise excellence, promote continuous improvement, and showcase the outstanding work achieved by public relations and communications management professionals in New Zealand. The PRINZ Awards are judged by industry professionals selected from international and regionally diverse backgrounds, as well as inhouse, agency, and government backgrounds, to ensure a representative sample from the communications industry. Held annually, the PRINZ Awards celebrate 48 years in 2022.

Entry forms for the 2022 PRINZ Awards can be downloaded here.

Purchase your PRINZ Award entry here

PRINZ Awards 2022 – Key dates 

  • Monday 17 January 2022: PRINZ Awards applications for entry
  • Friday 25 February 2022 at 4pm: PRINZ Awards applications for entry close
  • Friday 4 March 2022 at 4pm: Late entry deadline – no entries will be accepted after this time. An additional late fee of $150 per entry applies
  • Late April 2022: PRINZ Awards finalists announced
  • May 2022: Winners announced at the PRINZ Awards Gala Dinner in Auckland (date TBC).

The PRINZ Awards 2022 categories are:

  • Corporate and Business Public Relations
  • Consumer or Customer Relations
  • Community Relations and Engagement
  • Financial Communications and Investor Relations
  • Government Relations and Public Affairs
  • Internal Communications
  • Issues, Crisis or Reputation Management
  • Marketing Communication
  • Experiential and Activation
  • Best Use of Media Relations
  • Best Use of Digital and Social Media
  • Best Influencer Campaign
  • Most Innovative Campaign
  • Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year
  • PR In-house Team of the Year
  • BusinessDesk PR Consultancy of the Year (one to seven staff)
  • BusinessDesk PR Consultancy of the Year (more than seven staff)

Further details on the PRINZ Awards categories can be found here.

Want to know more? Read the PRINZ Awards FAQ’s.

Each year entries from PRINZ Awards Finalists and Winners are summarised in the PRINZ Awards Case Studies booklet. Click here to view or download previous PRINZ Awards Case Studies Booklets (members only). View 2021 PRINZ Awards Results here and 2021 PRINZ Awards Gala Dinner photos here.

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PRINZ Awards category sponsorships are available, view the prospectus here.