With over 1,500 entries last year, the European Excellence Awards are Europe’s leading PR and communication awards. Submit your innovative projects and campaign now. Applications are accepted via our intranet. Please find the most important information on the Awards below.


What are the European Excellence Awards?
The European Excellence Awards were created to honour the most outstanding achievements of communications professionals in their field. In addition to this, the Awards also provide an excellent networking forum for all attendees and take a comprehensive look at communications achievements across Europe.

Who is the host?
The Awards are hosted by Communication Director, the magazine for corporate communications and public relations in Europe.

Who can apply?
The Awards are open to public relations, communications, brand building and reputation management professionals from companies, consultancies, associations, institutions and NGOs whose work has displayed exceptional talent and ability.

How many categories may I apply for?
Projects can be entered in more than one category, and it is possible to apply in as many categories as you are interested. Please be aware that the application form for category 02. Newcomer Agency of the Year and category 03. Agency of the Year differ from other categories. Please also note: the application fee is per project entered and per category.

Can I submit a campaign in more than one category?
Yes, that is not a problem. You can submit an entry into as many appropriate categories as you like, and you can (although you do not have to) tailor your supporting documents for each category, even if the campaign being entered is the same. However, you will be charged per application.

Can I enter for the Jury Excellence Award for the Best Campaign?
No, the Jury Excellence Award for the Best Campaign is open not for submission. The Jury will select the best project or campaign among all entries for this Special Jury Award.

How much is the entry fee?
The application fee applies per project entered and per category. Until 11.59 p.m. on October 1, 2014, the first application will cost 240 Euro plus VAT, and each additional application submitted will cost 190 Euro plus VAT. Between October 2 and October 9, which is the late deadline registration period, applications come with an extra charge of 50 Euro each. Please note: Tickets for the gala ceremony must be purchased seperately. You may pay by credit card or receive an invoice.
After we have received your application, we will send you an invoice for your application(s), complete with our bank details and instructions for transferring the money to us. You do not need to make payment before, or at the same time as, submitting your entries.

What do I need to send in?
You can submit your application using our online system at:
application.excellence-awards.eu/login
Your completed application must contain the following elements:
1 General contact details about the entrant(s), the involved organisation and agency (if applicable).
2 The main details of the project
3 A project description of no more than 2,000 characters in total
4 Include one picture that best represents your project
5 Supporting material illustrating the main points and essence should be carefully selected
6 You can specify up to three links to websites, social media platforms, intranet sites or online videos

When is the deadline?
The deadline for all applications is October 1, 2014. Late deadline is October 9.

How will the entries be judged?
The Jury is comprised of more than 35 leading communications professionals from companies, agencies, associations, institutions and universities. After the late deadline for entries has passed, our Jury will review all submissions and by online voting, determine a shortlist of five projects per category. Entries are evaluated against strategy, innovation, implementation and results. The winners will be voted on anonymously during a two-day Jury meeting prior to the gala ceremony.

Do you give feedback on entries?
Unfortunately, due to the high number of entries we receive, we are not able to give individual feedback for entries.

When will the winners be presented with their awards?
The winners will be announced and presented with their Awards at the European Excellence Awards gala ceremony on December 4, 2014 at the Maison de la Mutualié in Paris.
You do not have to register for the Gala ceremony at the same time as you enter your application. You may register for the gala ceremony when the shortlist is published.