The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards competition is presented annually by the Raleigh Public Relations Society as a showcase of exemplary work by North Carolina public relations, communication, and marketing professionals. The awards honor all practitioners who have achieved excellence in the field—from freelance practitioners to full-service agencies.
Participants and winners are honored at the Raleigh Public Relations Society annual awards celebration.
Who should enter?
The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication honor all public relations agencies, investor relations agencies, publicists, public affairs organizations, corporation communications and marketing communications teams, nonprofits, marketing agencies, education professionals, government organizations, solo practitioners, and students.
You can find a detailed list of this year’s category descriptions here.
Campaigns and tactics must have taken place (either in part or in full) between January 1, 2020, and October 31, 2021. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it is not necessary for the work to be completed during the eligibility period. However, a program nearing completion that can be evaluated against initial objectives tends to have a better chance of winning. Practitioners must be based in North Carolina.
Each entry is judged on a 100-point scale. Your submission must address six different criteria. Please review the judging rubric here.