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The 2018 CPRS National Awards of Excellence Winners Revealed

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CHARLOTTETOWN, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Thirty-Nine Awards of Excellence were presented at the 2018 CPRS National Awards Gala in Charlottetown on May 28, at Connexions 2018. Gold, silver and bronze award winners were announced during the annual event, which celebrates the best work in Canadian public relations and communications.

WInners of the 2018 Awards of Excellence (CNW Group/Canadian Public Relations Society)

CPRS National congratulates the following award winners for their commitment to professional excellence.  

2018 CPRS Awards of Excellence
COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS – CANADIAN EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Canadian Marketing Communications Campaign of the Year
GOLD 
The City of Calgary: Calgary 2017 General Election
SILVER Argyle Public Relationships and ICEX Spain Trade and Investment: A taste of Spain: Promoting Spanish persiMon® fruit in Canada
BRONZE
 Business Development Bank of Canada: Many entrepreneurs want to sell their companies—but are they ready?

Canadian Community Relations Campaign of the Year
GOLD 
Golin, PetSmart Charities of Canada, PetSmart Canada: PetSmart and PetSmart Charities of Canada's Buy a Bag, Give a Meal Program  
SILVER 
Nature's Path Foods: Eat Well Do Good

Canadian Advocacy and Social Marketing Campaign of the Year
GOLD 
Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau: la campagne de #GARDEÇAPOURTOI 
SILVER Argyle Public Relationships, Free for All Marketing and Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD): Everyone deserves a shot!: Communicating changes to OSAP

Canadian Media Relations Agency Campaign of the Year:
SILVER 
Argyle Public Relationships and Ontario Science Centre: Ontario Science Centre Thought Leadership: Science Literacy Week 2017
BRONZE Hunter LaVigne Communications Inc. and Jesuits of English Canada: Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage 

Canadian Media Relations Non- Agency Campaign of the Year:
GOLD 
Business Development Bank of Canada: Many entrepreneurs want to sell their companies—but are they ready?
SILVER Alberta Energy Regulator: Pipeline Performance in Alberta
BRONZE City of Regina: The Buzz on Bugs

Canadian Issues/Crisis Management Campaign of the Year:
GOLD 
Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec: Abolition des frais accessoires: communiquer pour préserver l'accès aux soins
SILVER Alliance Pipeline and NATIONAL Public Relations: Regina Bypass System Outage
BRONZE L'Union des producteurs agricoles: On fait tous partie de la recette

Canadian Government Relations Campaign of the Year:
SILVER 
Alberta Energy Regulator: Pipeline Performance in Alberta
BRONZE Impact Public Affairs and the Composite Panel Association: Composite Panel Association: How an Industry-Specific Issue Became A Government-Championed Solution

Canadian Health Care Campaign of the Year
GOLD 
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton: Canada's 1st Facebook Live Kidney Transplant Reaches 36 Million
SILVER 
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Edelman Canada: Person-Centred Cancer Care in Canada
BRONZE Weber Shandwick Canada and Roche Canada: Fight IPF Six-Minute Marathon

Canadian Digital Communications Campaign of the Year
GOLD 
Argyle Public Relationships and Ontario Veterinary Medical Association: Ontario Veterinary Medical Association: A Social Medial Evolution
SILVER Paradigm & Edgewell Personal Care: #10000tozero: Reducing Tampon Applicator Waste
BRONZE St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton: Canada's 1st Facebook Live Kidney Transplant Reaches 36 Million

Canadian Internal Communications Campaign of the Year
SILVER 
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton: Dovetale
BRONZE CAE: CAE's 70th anniversary

COMMUNICATION PROJECTS (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS)

Best Special Events Projects:
GOLD 
CAE: CAE's 70th anniversary
SILVER Alberta Securities Commission and Edelman Canada: One Good Scam
BRONZE General Motors of Canada: #BuickStyle Event

Best Multi-Media Projects:
SILVER 
Toronto Hydro: Bombilla Family Video Series
BRONZE Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Sticks & Stones: PATIENT Podcast series

Best Digital and Social Media Projects:
GOLD
Tim Hortons Canada: RRRoll Up the Rim: Canada 150 Social Launch
SILVER Argyle Public Relationships and Ontario Veterinary Medical Association: Ontario Veterinary Medical Association: A Social Media Evolution
BRONZE APEX Public Relations, ruckus Digital & Walmart Canada: Walmart Canada Nostalgic Holiday Workout

Best External Publication (print or electronic)
GOLD 
Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec: Couverture publique des frais accessoires - Communiquer pour préserver l'accès aux soins
SILVER L'Union des producteurs agricoles: On fait tous partie de la recette
BRONZE EXP: expresso: women at EXP

Best Annual Report (print or electronic)
GOLD 
PSP Investments: From a traditional annual report to a compelling, people-centered, storytelling experience
SILVER 
UBC Library Communications and Marketing: 2016/17 Senate Report

Throughout Connexions 2018, the following Major and Special Awards were also presented:
President's Award: Becca Schofield
Phillip A. Novikoff Memorial Award: Renee McCloskey, APR, FCPRS
Don Rennie Memorial Award: City of Prince George
Lamp of Service: Kim Blanchette, APR, FCPRS and Colleen Killingsworth, MCM, APR, FCPRS
Outstanding Achievement: Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS
Award of Attainment:
John M. Muldoon, APR, FCPRS LM
Mentor of the Year Diamond Jubilee Award:
Terrence Flynn, PhD, APR, FCPRS
Shield of Public Service: Tim Conrad, APR and Emily Epp
CPRS/CISION Student Award of Excellence: Jorielle Nunag
SSHRC Award of Excellence: Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and Ryerson University

About CPRS 
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. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of more than 2,500 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. 

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

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