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 2019

1 Prize: “POP SCIENCE”,University of Silesia in Katowice – Poland
2 Prize: “360upf”, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona – Spain
3 Prize: “Making the Conferment Ceremony a hot media phenomenon”,University of the Arts Helsinki – Finland

Martin Herrema, Chair of the EUPRIO Awards Jury, said: “The Jury and audience vote for this project was recognition of its great success in promoting science by engaging the public in a very broad-based way. We were particularly impressed by the large amount of sponsorship income secured by the project organisers at a time of great pressure on university budgets all over Europe.”

Read more on the blog, by Nic Mitchell. 

next year call for projects coming soon!