Published On: Mon, Jan 24th, 2011

2011 Euprera Social Media Awards

This post is aimed any PR student, practitioner or group bloggers out there who has been developing a blog for a while – have you heard about the Euprera Social Media Awards? The awards will be presented at the Euprera Symposium, which is the annual conference of Europe’s top PR academics. The symposium takes place in Lisbon on 3-5 March 2011 and you can enter your blog in to the following categories:

1. Most effective social media presence established by a communications/public relations student studying on undergraduate or post-graduate programme at a European university.


  • Focus/ vision
  • Originality, creativity, style, insight etc
  • Engagement with online community
  • Appreciation of the opportunities offered by social media

2. Most innovative use of social media techniques in a communications research project or investigation


  • Originality of insights, thought, theoretical understanding
  • Creativity, style, insight etc
  • Engagement with online community
  • Appreciation of the opportunities offered by social media

3. Most valuable contribution to the academic understanding of the impact of social media on PR practice. This may be a university lecturer but could also be a thought leader, postgraduate researcher, author, or consultant. We welcome entries from individuals but also NOMINATIONS from others.


  • Originality of insights, thought, theoretical understanding
  • Creativity in online engagement with students/ researchers/industry
  • Contribution to evolution of PR practice

As a previous winner, I can testify that this is a fantastic opportunity to raise your profile, present at one of Europe’s leading social media conferences, as well as showcase your blog, boost traffic, link to leading colleagues – and win 250€.

The awards are open to anyone connected to a European University or University College – you may be studying now, or have recently graduated. The winning entrants will be invited to make a short presentation on their work at the Euprera Spring Symposium, at Escola Superior de Comunicacao Social School of Communication and Media Studies in Lisbon, Portugal.  Agreed travel and accommodation expenses will be paid for by the Award organisers.

If you are interested in entering, send an email with your name and the URL of your web presence to Philip Young ( and you will be added to the participants’ blogroll. The deadline for entries is 30 January 2011.

I must say how proud I am to have presented at last years event in Ghent and would strongly recommend submitting your blog for the award. It looks like I will not be in Lisbon this March, but I’ll certainly be following the blogs and Tweets coming from the symposium.

For more information click here.

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- Marketing Manager with a passion for inbound at HubSpot, Founder of Growth Hack Talks, Blogger at and Chief Quaffer at .

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