The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) is calling entries for the 2019 MEPRA Awards, which celebrates and recognizes the most creative and impactful campaigns and practitioners in the Middle East. This year, the 11th edition, marks the “largest-ever” edition of the awards, with new categories for technical skills, services and sectors.
The awards are open to all Middle East-based agencies, corporates, government organisations and non-profits working in the communications profession. Winners will be announced November 20, 2019.
For the second year, the MEPRA Awards will be preluded by the REMAP Creative Communications Festival, a two-day event, which includes masterclasses and a creative communications congress, which will provide practitioners from across the region the chance to learn, share knowledge and celebrate the best through one event in Dubai.
This year’s Awards will provide more chances to be recognized with a record 48 categories offered in all. There will also be an award for the overall Best Campaign in the Middle East.
“The MEPRA Awards sets benchmarks for excellence across all areas of communications and shines a light on our brightest, boldest and bravest of our industry. It provides the chance for all practitioners in the region to celebrate together and drive the communications industry forward for the Middle East,” commented MEPRA Strategy Board Member and Head of Awards Committee, Ray Eglington.
The 2018 MEPRA Awards and REMAP Festival brought together more than 500 communication professionals to share knowledge and celebrate the industry’s best, he explained, adding, “This year we expect the event to be bigger and better, with more MEPRA members than ever before, more award categories and a new stellar line up of international speakers for REMAP soon to be announced.”
The deadline for awards submissions is Monday 30 September 2019, with finalists to be announced by October 31, 2019. Entries will be assessed by a panel of more than 40 local and international industry experts, with an independent adjudicator set to review the judging process.