Social media and PR awards judging

The Some Comms Awards are a new set of awards to celebrate the best in UK social media communications and recognise the individuals, companies and organisations that are ‘revolutionising the use of online to communicate in cool and innovative ways’.

Unlike many awards these are free to enter, with the only cost being to attend the awards ceremony on December 9. The Some Comms Awards are being run independently by Don’t Panic, the events company that was responsible for organising the UK’s first ever public relations social media conference way back in November 2005. I was one of the speakers at that conference, as was Neville Hobson and Philip Young and we’re all judges of the Some Comms Awards which means we’ve all got a long track-record in public relations social media. Other judges include Kerry Bridge (global digital media communications manager at Dell), Alex Aitken (director of communications and strategy at Westminster City Council), Rob Skinner (head of PR at PayPal) and Phil Jones (UK sales and marketing director at Brother).

The independent awards are being supported by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and LG Communications.

The entry deadline is September 20 so you’ve got plenty of time to complete your submissions into categories that include Best Business Blog, Best Industry Blog, and Best Social Media Campaign. There are also sector specific categories covering private sector, public sector, charity/not for profit as well as team categories for in-house, small agency and large agency.

As well as being a judge of the Some Comms Awards I’m also a judge for the Public Relations Consultants Association awards.