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CPRS Awards of Excellence to be announced at Annual Canadian Public Relations Conference in Victoria

May 22, 2012


What do bright lights, a red carpet, fancy theatre, coveted awards and an enthralled crowd remind you of? Oscars? Grammys? Golden Globes?  How about the CPRS National Awards of Excellence?  Communicators from across Canada come together every year during the annual Canadian Public Relations Conference, organized by the Canadian Public Relations Society, to witness the best in Canada during the National Awards of Excellence Gala.


After several days of professional development workshops, keynote presentations and networking events, the Awards Gala brings the annual three-day national conference to a close. This year’s conference, Currents 2012, will be held on Canada’s scenic west coast in the historic city of Victoria, British Columbia.


Public relations and communications management professionals across all industry sectors throughout the country submit their communications campaigns in any of the 13 categories offered by the National Society. With categories ranging from community and government relations to special events and social media campaigns, there is a category for almost every type of communications. The CPRS National Office has received hundreds of submissions, but only a select few will be accepting their Canadian Campaign of the Year award on stage during the Awards Gala.


Award winners will be presented with a custom-made sculpture by Canadian glass sculptor, Kelly Lowe, during the awards ceremony at the world-renowned Fairmont Empress Hotel. Hopeful winners are anxiously waiting to hear if they will be standing at the podium in front of hundreds of professional communicators. Watch for the list of winners in May at


After having invested so much into each unique campaign, organizations receive the ultimate recognition by being awarded the best Canadian communications campaigns of the year by the National Society. CPRS is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of so many in one thrilling evening each year at the National Awards of Excellence Gala.






Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations and communications. Members work to maintain the highest standards and share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of more than 1,800 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. For more information, please visit



Bryan Sparks is a communications co-ordinator with the National Office of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS).