BAPRA Bright Awards 2014 application deadline extended

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27 March 2014, Sofia – Bulgarian Association of PR Agencies (BAPRA) announces an extension of the application deadline for participation in the fifth jubilee edition of BAPRA Bright Awards. Because of the ongoing great interest of the participants, application forms can be submitted online until 3 April, 2014, not later than 23:59, at Campaigns must be implemented by PR agencies and internal PR departments in the period March 2013-February 2014.
The categories in the contest are seven: Sustainable Development Campaign, Special Event of the Year, Innovative Campaign of the Year, Campaign, implemented by Internal PR Department, Communication Campaign of the Year, Communication Campaign in the Public Sector, and Agency of the Year.
The most successful and innovative PR campaigns will be evaluated by international jury members only, chaired by Mr. David Gallagher, President of the International Communications Consultancy Organization (ICCO). Among the other remarkable jury members this year are: Christophe Ginisty, an international public relations guru and a specialist of social media, reputation management and crisis communications in the digital age, and founder of the non-profit organization – WebDiversity; Bart de Vries, member of the IPRA Board since 2009; Yanina Dubeykovskaya, PhD, co-Chair of the WCFDavos Committee and Content Director of the World Communication Forum Davos, Switzerland; Dr. Zehra Güngör, The 2014 President of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA); John Saunders, Regional President for Fleishman-Hillard Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Francis Ingham, the Chairman of the jury at BAPRA Bright Awards 2013 and the Chief Executive of the International Communication Consultancy Organization (ICCO) and others. Meet all outstanding jury members here:
Full information and an online application to compete are available at For latest information please check our Facebook page:
The official partnering organizations of BAPRA Bright Awards 2014 are the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (BBLF), the Italian Chamber of Commerce (Camera di Commercio Italiana in Bulgaria) and the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria (HBCB) and German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Media partners of the contest are: Manager Magazine, SeeNews,,,, PR&Media News,,,,,,,,, B2B Magazine.
Sponsors of the project are: Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia, Protechnica, Brangaba, Tekama, Dve Events, Gettyimages, Coca-Cola and Zagorka.  
For any questions towards the contest or to join as a partner, please send your inquire to:
BAPRA Bright Awards
BAPRA Bright Awards was established in 2010 and was quickly recognized as the only forum where Bulgarian PR professionals are enabling to compare their achievements with the best PR practices worldwide. Each year the fully international judging committee evaluates the most successful PR campaigns in Bulgaria. All its members are worldwide recognized and outstanding PR and communication experts. Every jury member evaluates the submitted entries in particular category absolutely confidentially and independently apart. Last year the contest registered the record number of applications thus far – more than 80.
Bulgarian Association of PR Agencies (BAPRA) is established in 2001 as an independent non-profit organization   to support and strength PR as an activity, working in favor of the modern society development. BAPRA aspires to improve partnership between PR business and the state, even more to build relations with local authorities in Bulgaria, academic circles, business, civil organizations and media. BAPRA aims to promote quality and ethical standards guaranteed through self regulation, regarding to transparent, respectable and socially responsible PR business in Bulgaria. BAPRA is the voice of the Bulgarian PR business.
For additional information:
Iliana Dzhambazova
Tel. +359 2 43 40 781
Mobile: +359 896 786 735

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