The Hispanic Public Relations Association Announces Call-For-Entries for the HPRA National BRAVO! Awards

2015 awards program introduces new host city, four new categories and the inaugural 'Pioneer of the Year' award

Jul 01, 2015, 15:09 ET from Hispanic Public Relations Association

NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) announced the call-for-entries for the highest accolade in Hispanic public relations – the HPRA National BRAVO! Awards. Hosted in New York City for the first time in the organization's 30-year history, the National BRAVO! Awards celebrate the best corporate, agency, and non-profit PR teams, and the breakthrough work they produced.

"These are exciting times in our industry and I am proud to say that the HPRA National BRAVO! Awards 2015 program will be the most ambitious in the award's history," said Andy Checo, president of HPRA National Board of Directors. "We look forward to celebrating the best work of our industry during an event full of firsts for our rapidly growing organization. It will mark the first time we host the event in the Big Apple, the first time we will recognize an industry leader with the 'Pioneer of the Year' award and the first time we will awarding four newly created categories."

The HPRA 'Pioneer of the Year' award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated significant leadership and influence to advance the practice of Hispanic public relations. Nominees will be presented by the HPRA National Board of Directors who will also select the recipient of the prestigious award. The honoree will be recognized during the 2015 HPRA BRAVO Awards on October 8 at the New York Palace Hotel.

There are 16 categories available to enter for the HPRA National BRAVO! Awards. These include:

  1. Technology
  2. Healthcare/Nutrition
  3. Fashion & Beauty
  4. Food & Beverage
  5. Public Education
  6. Sports
  7. New Product/Service Launch
  8. Pro-Bono
  9. Media Events
  10. Integrated Marketing Communications
  11. Non-Profit
  12. Digital PR Programs (Social Media Campaigns)
  13. Internal Communications (NEW)
  14. CSR Communications (NEW)
  15. Public Affairs (NEW)
  16. Multicultural PR Program (NEW)

How to Enter
All materials are required to be submitted digitally. Awards categories are open to all public relations, advertising, and marketing agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations and/or practitioners who practice in the United States, including Puerto Rico. Work must have been implemented between June 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 PST

Entries will be judged by an unaffiliated panel of senior public relations professionals representing industry national organizations and trade publications. Entrants will be notified of results by early-September. Awards winners will be recognized at HPRA National BRAVO! Awards dinner at The New York Palace Hotel in NYC on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.

For more information about the awards program and to enter a submission, visit https://www.hpra-usa.org/bravo-awards/

For information about HPRA National BRAVO! Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact the HPRA National Office at info@hpra-usa.org.

All proceeds benefit the HPRA National scholarship and professional development programs.

 

SOURCE Hispanic Public Relations Association