THURSDAY 10 SEP 2009 9:50 AM


There were 1400 entrants nationally for this years Pride awards, the regional PR awards scheme organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. The awards evening will take place on the 29 October, at the De Vere Grand Harbour, Southampton.

The Pride awards are presented over a series of 12 regional awards dinners and details of the shortlists in the other 11 regions can be found here. Booking forms can be downloaded from

The full shortlist is as follows:

Corporate and Business Communications
Footprint Communications, Green Office Week
Freshwater UK , Communicating a Change of Ownership
McKenna Townsend PR, The Subway Chain Overtakes McDonald's
Remarkable Group, New Holland – People At The Heart Of Everything We Do

Remarkable Group, Dreams Come True – 20th Anniversary and Dreams Generation

Crisis Communications
Hampshire PCT, Gosport War Memorial Hospital – A question of confidence
South West Regional Development Agency, South West RDA Budget Review

Public Affairs
Isle of Wight Council, Who Pays for Care Conference
Remarkable Group, Concateno – Cleaning the Streets: Driving Drug Free Driving

Public Sector
Isle of Wight Council, Over the Limit, Under Arrest
Portsmouth City Teaching Primary Care Trust, Arming Portsmouth against Cervical Cancer
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Childbirth Choices

Best Campaign £10k and under
McKenna Townsend PR, Subway's Job Creation Announcement
Watershed PR & Marketing , Britain 's Smelliest Cheese Championship
Watershed PR & Marketing, Hunt for the Undated 20p

Consumer Relations
Isle of Wight Council, 'Just add water' campaign
McKenna Townsend PR, The Oracle Spring Fashion Weekend
Polymedia, IKEA Southampton Launch

Best Use of Media Relations
Carswell Gould, City College – Shrinking Media Violet to Venus Fly Trap
McKenna Townsend PR, Subway's Job Creation Announcement
Polymedia, IKEA Southampton Launch
Remarkable Group, Cash Converters – Hitting the Headlines
Watershed PR & Marketing, Hunt for the Undated 20P

Integrated Communications
Footprint Communications, Green Office Week
Isle of Wight Council, Room for One More
Polymedia, Sandy Balls Holiday Centre
Remarkable Group, Hampshire Cricket – Let the Battle Commence

Best Use of Photography or Design
Remarkable Group, Hippowaste – Death of the Skip

Best Newspaper or Magazine
McKenna Townsend PR, Subway Nose of the World!
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Connect
Thornhill Plus You NDC, Thornhill Today

Best Publication
Polymedia, Sandy Balls – 2009 Brochure
Remarkable Group, Viridor Credits – Cash for Communities Brochure

Best Website or Microsite
Hampshire PCT, Building a Vibrant new website for a commissioning NHS organisation
Merchant Creative, SHO-me the way to safer sex
Remarkable Group, Viridor – Re-launch of Corporate Website

Best Event
Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight Walking Festival
McKenna Townsend PR, Subway Picnic Rocks
Remarkable Group, Navico – Launch of the Low Range Endura GPS System
Southern Water Services, Achievers' Award

Outstanding Young Communicator
Mott MacDonald, Sue Cooper

Outstanding Small Consultancy
Footprint Communications

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team
Hampshire PCT, Simply The Best
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation, The Best Things Come in Small Packages

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy
McKenna Townsend PR,  The Relentless Pursuit of Results
Remarkable Group
Watershed PR & Marketing