The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) today issued a call for entries for MEPRA Awards 2019 which recognizes and honors the most creative and impactful campaigns and practitioners in the Middle East.
This year, it’s the 11th edition which marks the largest ever edition of the awards with an array of new categories for technical skills, services and sectors.
The awards are open to all Middle East based agencies, government organizations, non-profits that are working in this ever-growing profession of communications. There will be a gala event in Dubai on 20th November 2019 during which the winners will be announced.
REMAP Creative Communications Festival will be conducting for the second year in the row. The two-day event will include masterclasses and a creative communications congress that will allow the practitioners across the region to enhance and share their knowledge while celebrating the best event in Dubai.
This time there will be more chances to be recognized in the awards with a record of 48 categories offered including these new awards for; Best Fashion or Beauty Campaign, Best Automotive Campaign, Best Food & Beverage Campaign, Best Travel & Tourism Campaign, Best Energy or Natural Resources Campaign, Best Real Estate or Construction Campaign, Best Transportation & Logistics Campaign, Best Arts & Culture Campaign, Best Retail Campaign, Best Non-profit / Humanitarian / Charitable Campaign, Best Professional Services Campaign, Best Media Campaign, Best Use of Data & Insights, Best Use of Limited Budget, Best Use of Video, Best Use of Creative.
There will also be an award for Overall Best Campaign in the Middle East.
MEPRA Strategy Board Member and Head of Awards Committee Ray Eglington said: “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. “The 2018 MEPRA Awards and REMAP Festival brought together more than 500 communication professionals to share knowledge and celebrate the industry’s best. 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."
“Our approach this year is to encourage even greater participation in the awards, from across sectors, services and geographical markets, so that the very best in our industry can be recognized.”
The entries will be assessed by a panel of 40 local and international industry experts with an independent adjudicator set to appropriately review the judging the process. The deadline for awards submissions is 30th September 2019 with finalists being announced by 31st October 2019.