FAQ

The 2024 Bulldog PR Awards are now open!

 

When do the awards programs open for entry?

The final deadline for the 2024 Bulldog PR Awards has been extended to May 17, 11:59PM ET.

Who is eligible?

The Bulldog PR Awards celebrate excellence in public relations and communications. Anyone—such as PR, communications, marketing, social media, branding, product management, sales and investor relations professionals around the world—is eligible.

How do I apply?

You may submit an entry once an award program opens, by creating an account and following the instructions. Be sure to remember your username and password and to bookmark the link so you can go back and edit your entries or check on your submission.

Can I submit a campaign on behalf of a client?

Yes, however written proof expressing client permission is required.

Can I create an application on behalf of someone else?

You may submit an entry on behalf of someone else, however please ensure that you submit their name under the “Application Name” question, and that you provide their address instead of yours to ensure that they receive the award if/when they win.

What are the criteria the entries are judged on?

A full explanation of the judging criteria and scoring is available here.

Can I edit my entry after I submit it and pay?

Yes. You can pay before you are finished your entry by entering placeholder text in required fields. Once you’ve paid, you can go back in and edit the entry until the program closes. See how to submit and then edit entries in this video – Pay now, finish later.

Do I need to include any budget information?

Yes, please include the budget if asked for it as our judges need to be able to compare “apples to apples.” If it’s really a huge problem, you can specify a budget range (for instance, “under $10,000” or “$45-50,000”). A range of “$100,000 to $1,000,000” is too broad and will not be accepted. If this information is confidential, please indicate this on your summary and we will ensure this information is not published.

Are the information and financials I provide kept confidential?

Yes. We will protect your sensitive information. Our judges need information on clients, revenue or campaign cost in order effectively compare and judge submissions. However, rest assured this information will not be published and only judges and award administrators will have access to it (temporarily). Email us at awards@bulldogreporter.com if you have any questions about this.

Can I view some past submissions to get an idea of what to submit?

We can’t share past submissions but have a look at some Winning PR stories for inspiration. These articles are a collaboration between our editor and winning firms. All winners have the opportunity to have a Winning PR story published in an upcoming edition of our Bulldog Reporter newsletter. These stories will give you an idea of what to include in your submission. Our parent company has also released an article; 5 tips on crafting an award-winning entry as told by a Bulldog Awards judge herself.

Should I upload photo, video or other supporting documents with my entry?

Photos, videos, links and any other documents that support or enhance your submission are highly encouraged. These can be uploaded or linked to in your submission.

Will I received a confirmation once I have submitted my entry?

Yes! You will receive an email from noreply@secure-platform.com confirming your payment and your submission. If you don’t see an email within 1 hour, please email us at awards@bulldogreporter.com

Can I edit an entry once it has been submitted?

You will be able to login and edit your entry up right up until the final deadline. If you experience any technical difficulties during submission, please email us at awards@bulldogreporter.com and we’ll be happy to help.

May we submit one entry in multiple categories?

Yes, you can absolutely submit one entry in more than one category. In fact, we encourage you to do so! Please ensure that you use the EXACT same submission name when doing so to ensure additional entry savings! Enter during Tier 1 and save – more information on the pricing model can be found here.

May we discuss campaigns we are not at liberty to discuss externally?

Yes. Please be sure to include the word ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ in the title of your entry so that we do not reference the campaign in future materials.

Will you provide extensions?

Please submit payment and applications before the deadlines noted here. The same early bird and final entry deadlines apply for all submissions.

How much does it cost to enter?

We’re using a tiered pricing method so you can pay early and save more! And don’t worry, you still have until the final deadline to finish your entry. See here for pricing details.

What is the prize?

We award a Gold, Silver and Bronze prize in each category. There will be three Grand Prize winners for the 2023 Bulldog PR Awards. One for campaign categories (PR campaign, Industry and CSR/Non-profit), one for agency categories, and one for individual categories. To be considered for a Grand Prize, you must enter multiple categories and win Gold in at least two categories that are in the same group (campaign, agency or individual).

All winners will get bragging rights, a digital certificate recognizing their category and Grand Prize, Gold, Silver, or Bronze award, and a badge to put on their website, emails or LinkedIn profiles. All winners will be included in a national press release detailing their award win, in the Bulldog Reporter email newsletter, and on all of our social media channels. Winners will also have the opportunity to be featured as a Winning PR story, or potentially as a featured guest on one of our webinars or on the PR Profiles podcast.

How will I know if I’ve won or not?

All winners will be contacted by email once the final judging phase is complete.

Who can I contact for any information?

Please contact awards@bulldogreporter.com.