University of Winchester shortlisted for four CIPR PRide Awards

6 Aug 2014

The nominations are for The Search for Alfred the Great campaign which hit news headlines last January when the University of Winchester and Hyde900 announced the discovery of a pelvic bone thought to belong to King Alfred the Great or his son King Edward the Elder.

The Search for Alfred the Great is shortlisted in the CIPR PRide Awards for Best Use of Media Relations, Best Low Budget Campaign, Best Public Sector Campaign and Regional Campaign of the Year.

“I’m thrilled we’re shortlisted for an amazing four awards,” said Lisa Preston, Head of Communications at the University of Winchester. “It was a big story needing a big PR campaign and the team delivered a very successful result. A win at the CIPR awards is professional recognition from the public relations’ industry – a great endorsement of all of our hard work.”

The winners are announced on 21 November at an awards ceremony in Bristol.

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) launched the annual PRide Awards 11 years ago. The PRide Awards are the only UK-wide awards scheme that recognises excellence in public relations and communications work across the English regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Last month the University’s Communications team won the Gold Award for Best PR/Advocacy Campaign in the Heist Awards 2014, for its work on The Search for Alfred the Great.

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