"> IPRA | Press Room

Press Room

IPRA's latest news and notifications

World Press Photo receives IPRA President’s Award

Lars Boering, director World Press Photo, receives the IPRA President’s Award

Message from the IPRA President: The IPRA Vision November 2018

VR impacting Iranian PR among learnings at 14th international symposium

The next generation of PR specialists use virtual reality for entertainment and education

Aeroflot’s Sulimov Dogs takes the Grand Prix at the 2018 IPRA Golden World Awards, while the UK’s Aequitas gets the Global Contribution Award

Barcelona, Spain

Message from the IPRA President: Barcelona gave us an awards ceremony to be proud of October 2018


IPRA extends co-operation to Hong Kong to help with local perspective

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a co-operation agreement with The Public Relations Association of Hong Kong Limited (PRAHK). Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will exchange materials such as IPRA’s Thought Leadership essays and know-how to help with the development of the PR profession.

Message from the IPRA President:   The streets of Barcelona are paved with Gold  September 2018

IPRA helps plan UN’s largest ever NGO event which ends in a call to re-awaken multilateralism

Date: 18 September 2018 London, United Kingdom

Message from the IPRA President: President’s Award August 2018

Message from the IPRA President: The road to Barcelona July 2018

It’s just over 2 weeks ago that judges for the 2018 IPRA Golden World Awards convened in Brussels to determine this year’s winners. Like always the meeting, lasting all day, proved to be one of the highlights in the volunteer work these judges put in at IPRA. Settling down throughout the hours of evaluation of shortlisted entries in 37 categories, the judges held many spirited discussions on their individual merits. Whoever would have opportunity to wander around the clustered groups of judges would hear mention of trends and views of the application of current communication strategies. The entries come literally from around the world, representing in total 42 countries from the winners shortlist alone. Hence the assignments and challenges of the shortlisted entries vary widely. As do chosen solutions.

PR campaigns on water conservation globally and eye-care in the Philippines join the winners of the 2018 IPRA Golden World Awards, while Chinese women are the stars of the new influencer category

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA): the world’s most prestigious PR awards scheme, announces a total of 80 winners for 2018, up some 25% on last year. Many entries tackled social and health issues such as eye-care amongst children in the Philippines, and activities with an extraordinary 1 billion reach to promote World Water Day.

Middle East and Africa: growing in importance in IPRA’s Golden World Awards

After the first round of online judging for the 2018 IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA), the world’s most prestigious PR awards scheme, 176 finalists are in the running to win awards. This year, the quality of entries is noticeably more consistent with succinct descriptions of objectives matched by creative solutions to PR issues.
“We have seen some superb finalists in 2018,” explains Bart de Vries, IPRA’s President and Chairman of the Jury. “There is a noticeably balancing of entries by region with growth especially in Middle East Africa compared to previous years. This reflects the GWA’s truly global scope. It was good also to see significant entries in our new categories of Sport and Influencer Management.”

As the chart shows, Middle East Africa has grown strongly in comparison to previous years as a percentage of finalists. Final judging takes place in July in Brussels, Belgium after which category winners will be made known. The Grand Prix 2018 and the Global Contribution Award will be announced at the Golden World Awards Gala in October.

Message from the IPRA President: And the First Results are In! June 2018

IPRA extends co-operation to Austria


Message from the IPRA President: One Africa at APRA Botswana May 2018