The annual PRINZ Awards celebrate excellence in public relations and communications.
Finalists will be announced in mid April 2016, with winners and highly commended entries announced at the Gala Awards event in Auckland on Thursday 12 May 2016.
Category entry analysis
Every entry is assessed by a panel of three judges, which is a combination of PRINZ Fellows and Members. The winner in each category becomes a nominee for the Supreme Award, which is judged by a separate panel headed by the Chief Judge of the PRINZ Awards.
The entry comprises the various steps in PR campaign planning, each step is assigned a mark and the total mark is out of 100.
Judges will take into account the entry's professionalism and may deduct marks for spelling and grammatical errors or poorly formatted entries.