THURSDAY 10 SEP 2009 10:08 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 16 October, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff.

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
Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthenshire & Llanelli Markets
Equinox Public Relations, St. Modwen – Awakening the Sleeping Giant
MGB Public Relations, Innovation Breeds Success
Working Word Public Relations, Launching Connaught Compliance

Big Lottery Fund, The People’s Millions Public Involvement Campaign in Wales
Equinox Public Relations, Portrait of a Nation
Golley Slater, Cancer Care In The Community – Tenovus
MGB Public Relations, Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships
MGB Public Relations, The 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize
Working Word Public Relations, Changing Lives in a Changing World – The Seren Group

Internal Communications
Carmarthenshire County Council, Shine Awards
Dyfed Powys Police, Helping to create the right impression...the Dyfed Powys Police way
Office for National Statistics, "Use It, Don't Lose It": Understanding Data Security
Welsh Assembly Government, Welsh Assembly Government Awards

Crisis Communications
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, From Antigua to Morriston
Environment Agency – Wales, Burry Inlet Mass Cockle Mortalities
Freshwater UK, Funding cut hits Coleg Gwent

Community Relations
South Wales Police Authority, Confidence in policing
Torfaen County Borough Council, Dan Can The Super Recycler
Warwick Emanuel Public Relations, Jobmatch – Better off in a job

Public Affairs
Big Lottery Fund, Big Thinking Consultation – something big is coming to Wales
Golley Slater, A4e – Learner of the Year
MGB Public Relations, Giving the past a future

Public Sector
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, 60 Years of the NHS
Golley Slater, The Summer Challenge – The Army
MGB Public Relations, Prince Of Wales Innovation Scholarships
Welsh Assembly Government, Happy Days
Working Word Public Relations, Climate Change Champions
Working Word Public Relations, Taith Iaith Gwaith – Working Welsh tour

Best Campaign £10k and under
Equinox Public Relations, Folly Farm – Here Come The 'Boys'!...
Freshwater UK, Fast route to success for Super 8 Athletics
MGB Public Relations, The 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize
MGB Public Relations, Ospreys Ty Hafan Benefit Match
Vibe PR & Marketing, Immortalised in a pie
Working Word Public Relations, Cooking Up Success Campaign

Best Use of Media Relations
Environment Agency – Wales, Taking the profit out of waste crime
Equinox Public Relations, Beating the Recession
Golley Slater, St David's – Building Excitement For Opening
MGB Public Relations, The Return of the Bionic man
MGB Public Relations, Ospreys Ty Hafan Benefit Match

Integrated Communications
FBA, Rachel's Organic 25th Anniversary
Golley Slater, TA Summer Challenge – The Army
MGB Public Relations, Escape into the park 2009
Warwick Emanuel Public Relations, Jobmatch – Better Off In A Job

Best Use of Social Media
Working Word Public Relations, ''Carbon Soldier''

Best Use of Photography or Design
Golley Slater, Real Nappy Campaign – Waste Awareness Wales
Quadrant Media & Communications, Howells Solicitors personal injury campaign 2009
Royal Mail Group, Stamps of Approval – Licking and Clicking
Torfaen County Borough Council, Dan Can The Super Recycler

Best Newspaper or Magazine
Big Lottery Fund, Big Magazine Launch with Big Issue CYMRU
Bron Afon Community Housing, Staff News
Welsh Assembly Government, Relaunching Seren
Working Word Public Relations, Responsible News

Best Publication
MGB Public Relations, Working together is working

Best Website or Microsite
Children's Commissioner for Wales, Children's Commissioner For Wales
FBA, Calling all Rachel's
Quadrant Media & Communications, Carbon Trust Wales Video Seminar Microsite
South Wales Police Authority,

Best Event
Freshwater UK, An event fit for the Queen: Marking the opening of South Hook LNG
Quadrant Media & Communications, True Taste Wales Food & Drink Awards 2008/09
Vibe PR & Marketing, Miss Wales 2009

Outstanding Young Communicator
Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sara Young
Equinox Public Relations, Kate Sullivan
Freshbaked PR, Lyndsey Jenkins
Freshwater UK, Katherine McCarthy
Hybu Cig Cymru, Adam Wheeler

Outstanding Small Consultancy
Freshbaked PR, Freshbaked PR make a statement

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team
Carmarthenshire County Council, In Tone, PR Tops the Chart
Wales Audit Office, Delivering results

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy
Golley Slater Team Wales
Quadrant Media & Communications, The best things come in three’s
Working Word Public Relations, Marking 10 Years In Business