The Middle East PR Association Awards will celebrate region's ‘Super Stories, Super Storytellers' on 6 November
Entries to be judged by expanded jury of top regional PR industry leaders
Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 10 August, 2017: Entries open today for the ninth annual Middle East Public Relations Association Awards.
MEPRA is the regional trade association for communicators. MEPRA's annual awards are the ultimate recognition by the regional industry of its best communications work.
The 2017 awards will be judged by a newly-expanded jury of the leading public relations professionals in the Middle East.
Public relations agencies and in-house teams will compete in 20 campaign categories, including for the first time a Crisis Communications category and an award for Best Use of Influencers.
MEPRA will also recognise the best communications campaigns in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon and the regional Young Communicator of the Year.
The top awards are for Public Relations Agency of the Year and In-House Team of the Year.
Commenting on the launch of the 2017 MEPRA Awards, Ray Eglington – Chairman of MEPRA said, “The MEPRA Awards is the moment each year when our industry stops to recognise its best. Public relations is important to the success of companies and public sector organisations across the Middle East and is a vibrant and growing industry in its own right. At the MEPRA Awards we celebrate what we have achieved and inspire each other to do even better. I look forward to seeing the groundbreaking entries this year.”
The deadline for submitting entries to the 2017 MEPRA Awards is 6pm UAE time on 12 October.
Winners will be announced at a gala event at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai on 6 December.
MEPRA has over 1,500 members including most leading public relations consultancies, many corporate in-house public relations departments, and individual industry professionals. The organisation was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in the UAE.
MEPRA's goals are to drive growth of the industry and set regional standards for excellence and professionalism.