The EUPRIO Awards

The annual EUPRIO Awards provide an opportunity for our members to demonstrate their professional excellence and originality.

Every year we all get involved in projects at our universities that make a real difference. These might be centred on student or staff communications, public engagement or perhaps media relations. Even more, all of them represent an acknowledgement that universities need to communicate effectively with all their key audiences.

Therefore, the Awards are a chance to showcase these projects, share our best practice and received recognition from our peers for a job well done. Furthermore, the judging and presentations take place at our annual conference. Consequently, this is an ideal opportunity to highlight what makes your university communications practice distinctive.

Finally, the selection of the winning project, together with the second and third placed ones, takes into account the votes of conference delegates and a jury made up of members of the EUPRIO Steering Committee.

EUPRIO invites one person representing the winning university to attend next year’s conference – which will include an opportunity to present a workshop/lecture if they wish – with all travel and accommodation expenses covered. The second and third-placed universities will receive a trophy and a certificate.

The EUPRIO Awards winner 2018

1 Prize: “What if…”, Aalto University – Finland
2 Prize: “Build, Brand, Explore”, Université Grenoble-Alpes – France
3 Prize: “Humanity intelligence”, Södertörn University – Sweden

Martin Herrema, chairman of the EUPRIO Awards jury, said: “The entry from Aalto for the best European higher education communication campaign of the year ticked all the right boxes and demonstrated the impact and benefits of scientific research by simply asking the question ‘What if…?’

”Finally, it was original and creative. It met its objectives and, perhaps most important of all, it was carried out mainly by the in-house team, demonstrating a great cost-benefit balance.

Read more on the blog, by Nic Mitchell. The projects are published on Intranet.

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