The CIPR Local Public Services Excellence in Communications Awards have
recognised communications best practice across local public services for a number of years.

A panel of independent judges, chosen for their experience and expertise, assess all entries. Judges are drawn from the CIPR, from academic centres of excellence that specialise in PR and communications, and senior practitioners who have previously worked in local public services. The awards are judged to the rigorous standards required by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. To be selected as a shortlisted entry can highlight to your organisation the high standard of the work produced by you and your colleagues.

Entries should be well-written, simply presented and adhere to the entry criteria. Judges will want to see that objectives have been met and will look for factual evidence of evaluation.

The Judges will examine all entries and draw up a shortlist for each category. They will look for innovation, creativity and strategy backed up by evaluation.

Organisations or individuals who are shortlisted may be asked to run one of our highly regarded Trade Secrets sessions at a CIPR or CIPR LPS event and be featured in case studies and publications.