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The PRCA has launched the second annual £500 Reginald Watts Prize for Insight. The award, which launched in 2016, recognises the legacy of Reginald Watts FPRCA, former PRCA Chairman, CIPR President, and UK CEO of Burson Marsteller.

Student prize winners announced

Three public relations students have been announced as this year’s winners of the prestigious Claire Mascall PR Prize. The annual award, in memory of corporate PR practitioner Claire Mascall who died in 2006, is open to all Public Relations students at Leeds Beckett University.

Media Hive is winner in Asian Media Awards

Specialist public relations agency Media Hive has won the coveted ‘Media Agency of the Year’ award at this year’s Asian Media Awards, which recognises the very best Asian talent working in the media industry.

Ulster student wins national award

Kathryn Moore from Ulster University has won the 2016 Douglas Smith Student Award, a national competition to find the most talented PR students, organised by CIPR International.

If you’re good enough, you’re old enough

Chloe Staniforth (20) has been shortlisted for a CIPR Young Communicator Award. She started working in PR at 17 and is the youngest accredited member of the CIPR.