Every year the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations, hosted by the PRCA (Ireland) and PRII, celebrate the very best of Irish Public Relations and Communications work over the previous twelve months. Our panel of 13 judges, led by Neasa Kane-Fine FPRII, have been burning the midnight oil over the last few weeks, working through and assessing what they tell us are an exceptional set of entries this year. Word from them is that, once again, this year’s entries show innovation, creativity and skill. Now they have finished their deliberations and the 2023 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations shortlist is ready for publication.  In all over 50 campaigns have been shortlisted and you can see them here. A great range of organisations entered the competition across the 27 categories. The Young Communication Professional of the Year category continues to show that the future of the profession is in talented young hands.  Interviews will take place soon and the shortlist for this category will be announced in the coming weeks. All that remains is to thank all our judges and auditors for their hard work and dedication over recent weeks which all goes towards raising the standards in the Public Relations and Communication profession in Ireland.  We also express our gratitude to Awards sponsors Fennell Photography (In-house PR Team of the Year), Onclusive (PRCA Agency of the Year), RuePoint (Best Issues Led Campaign) and Paragon. Our Awards gala lunch ceremony will be in the Round Room at Dublin’s Mansion House on Friday 16 June.  You can book you place by contacting Annmarie Jordan [email protected].  The tickets are €190 each.  Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2023

Shortlisted Entries  

A captivating consumer campaign with unbelievable commercial results Wilson Hartnell Boots Ireland

Accessible online content for HSE staff with a firm focus on user needs HSE

ALDI at the National Ploughing Championships 2022 Legacy Communications ALDI Ireland

An Post Launches Digital Stamp The Reputations Agency An Post

ASICS – Reigniting relationships to help drive sales in the Irish market Legacy Communications ASICS

Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social For Hospice – 30th anniversary MediaConsult Together For Hospice and Bewley’s

Bord Gáis Energy State of Play Teneo Bord Gáis Energy

Building the future of sustainable beef production Heneghan Strategic Communications ABP Food Group

Closing the digital skills gap with You’re The Business Methods + Mastery Google Ireland

Coming up Roses: Beauty and The Beast garden takes centre stage at Bloom Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Connecting with Colleagues in the New Normal ALDI Ireland

Delivering for Ireland’s Post Office Network MKC Communications & Noel Dempsey Irish Postmasters Union

Domino’s Consumer Passionpoints Harris PR Domino’s Pizza Group

Every day counts with SMA Red Flag Novartis Ireland

Family Carers Ireland – No one should care alone MKC Communications Family Carers Ireland

Garda media briefing on international action against Kinahan crime gang An Garda Síochána

Giving gynaecological oncology a voice The Reputations Agency Irish Network of Gynaecological Oncology

Helping GenZ Fashionistas Search What They See with Google Lens Methods + Mastery Google Ireland

Her Heart Matters Harris PR Irish Heart Foundation

Ireland’s Membership of CERN: Supporting Physics in Ireland Gibney Communications Institute of Physics Ireland

Launch of “More Than A Lump” – a resource podcast for Breast Cancer Ireland Crichton Communications Breast Cancer Ireland

Launch of the LEGO® Store Dublin Drury The LEGO Group

Let’s get it done – Chadwicks launches e-commerce website Teneo Chadwicks Group

Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi Wilson Hartnell Guinness

Not Just a Dog Dogs Trust Ireland

Not Just A Number Depaul Ireland

Pieta, SIGNS of Suicide 2022 Legacy Communications Pieta

Project Stryker – The Launch of Riot Games’ Remote Broadcast Centre Káno Communications Riot Games

Re-Launch of Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run Crichton Communications Breast Cancer Ireland

RSA Christmas Campaign & the launch of the new roadside drug testing system Drury Road Safety Authority

Safer Nightlife & Festivals-HSE Pilot Drug Monitoring & Information Programme HSE

Shining a Light on Solar MKC Communications Irish Solar Energy Association

Sisk: Building Today, Caring for Tomorrow Drury John Sisk & Son

Sky drives support for the Women’s National Team as they qualify for their first World Cup FleishmanHillard Sky

Sustainable Irish Fashion: Launch of Fresh Cuts AW22 Collection Harris PR Fresh Cuts

The #UnmuteConsent Campaign Drury Irish Universities Assocation

The enduring charm of My Fair Lady dominates at the box office Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The Púca Festival Harris PR Púca Festival, MPI Artists

The Vhi ‘More than Running’ Campaign Teneo Ireland Vhi Healthcare

Think Water Conservation Káno Communications Uisce Éireann

Three at Electric Picnic: Delivering a sponsorship that is All For Music Sweartaker Three

TritonLake, Title Sponsor of the Irish Rugby Sevens Teams Wilson Hartnell TritonLake

Ubiquitous – A dream job with results you could only dream of Legacy Communications Ubiquitous Influence

University of Galway Rebrand University of Galway

We Are Lidl – An Employer Creating A Better Tomorrow The Reputations Agency Lidl Ireland

WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Programme MediaConsult WEEE Ireland

Wellbeing at the heart of workplace success – an insight-led campaign Wilson Hartnell Laya Healthcare

“What’s the Suss?” – HEINEKEN Ireland Sustainability Engagement programme Murray HEINEKEN Ireland




Sponsored by Fennell Photography

 ALDI Ireland

Department of Foreign Affairs




Sponsored by Onclusive

Alice Public Relations

AM O’Sullivan PR

FleishmanHillard International Communications


Heneghan PR

Legacy Communications

Springboard Communications


Young Communication Professional of the Year

Nominees will be announced later in the month following the second stage of judging

    Thank you to our category sponsors:           Rue Point – Best Issues-Led Campaign                                                                                 Fennell Photography – Best In-House PR Team of the Year                                                                                 Onclusive – PRCA Agency of the Year     #PRAwards23 are kindly sponsored by