Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, is set to take place on 23 November 2012. This years event will coincide with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which will take place in Kampala.
According to Jane Okumu Nandawula, the secretary general of Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU), the awards will be held at the end of the three-day regional conference. The meeting will gather PR practitioners from countries including; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda as well as the South African Public Relations Society (SAPRS) and the All Africa Public Relations Association (APRA).
East African Public Relations Conference
This year's conference will be held from 21-23 November, under the theme 'The Next 50 Years of Public Relations'. The theme is in line with the celebrations to mark the 50 years of independence from British rule.
"EAPRA Conference & PRAU Excellence Awards are giving you the unique opportunity to market your products and services to directly 500 and indirectly to 8 million East African corporate, humanitarian and government populations," Mary Okurut, the Patron PRAU notes in an invitation letter.
Last year, Kampala-based fireworks Advertising emerged the overall winner of the PRAU Excellence Awards after beating competitors to award.
This year's PRAU Excellence Awards categories include:
PR Campaign categories
Best Media Management Campaign
Best Crisis Management Campaign
Best Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign
Best Internal Communications
Best Public Sector Campaign
Best Not for Profit Campaign
Best PR agency
Best Corporate Publication
Young Communicator of the Year
PRAU Golden Honors
PRAU Sheppard Honors
Submit entries now
Organisations or individuals may submit entries on behalf of themselves or others and may enter any number of categories. Deadline for submission is Moday,12 November 2012.
Hardcopy entries must be submitted to: Christeve House 29/29A, 3rd Floor, Suite 11, Nkrumah Road, P.O. Box 3206 Kampala.
Walter Wafula is a seasoned journalist who has reported for the Daily Monitor newspaper in Kampala-Uganda. He is also a contributor on Bizcommunity.com website. Email Walter at and connect on LinkedIn.
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