Awards ceremony adds more gongs

A major awards ceremony has received a facelift.

The organiser of the Clarion Awards said
it has overhauled the categories this year to better reflect the scope of the
industry.

There are now 23 categories to choose from
split into three sub-groups: live events, film and broadcast. 

The EVCOM Clarions  recognise
best practice in communicating the importance of CSR, diversity, community
development, ethical, health, education and welfare issues in the public,
charity, social enterprise and corporate sectors.

Free nominations are also welcome for the
Champion’s Award which is presented to individuals, companies or agencies for
outstanding contributions to the communication of CSR, diversity, sustainability,
community development, ethical, health or welfare issues.

The Clarion awards were established on the
principle of raising standards and celebrating achievement and were launched at
Parliament in 2003 where they received cross party political support. 
Past winners range from BP, Barclays Bank, and Honda, to the achievements
of BBC Two series It’s Not Easy Being Green, BBC Radio, An
Inconvenient Truth
, Billy Elliot the Musical and the National
Theatre.

The winners will be celebrated at a
networking reception in September.

Marco Forgione, EVCOM CEO, said: “Building
an effective brand demands a commitment to socially responsible behaviours.
Whether engaging with internal or external audiences CSR, ethical and
environmental commitments are fundamental. All audiences but particularly
Millennials place greater importance on the behaviours of companies and
organisations than anything else.

“As well as ensuring that CSR is core
to an organisation’s DNA they must communicate in a responsible and engaging
manner. EVCOM Clarion Awards provide an internationally respected, industry
leading recognition scheme for excellence and achievement in this growing
field.”

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