Eventiada IPRA GWA is the largest communications award in Eastern Europe, CIS and Central Asia.
It is the regional partner of the IPRA Golden World Awards, a global competition held since 1990 by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), one of the oldest industry associations, that has been setting up standards for the industry since 1955 and cooperating with the UN since 1984.

This year Eventiada IPRA GWA joins IPRA Golden World Awards in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our program now includes awards for outstanding campaigns supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and many new corporate categories. For the first time in addition to Grand Prix our international jury will award the Sustainable Development Grand Prix.


Since 2011 the award celebrates campaigns that demonstrate creativity, innovative approach, great impact, flawless execution and outstanding results. In 2019 the competition covered 13 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Croatia, and Estonia.

Eventiada IPRA GWA is organized by Orta Communications Group and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).

It is supported by the Association of Managers, Armenian PR Association (APRA), Azerbaijan Public Relations Association (APRA), Baku School of Public Relations, Belarus Association of communication consultants companies, Bulgarian Association of PR Agencies (BAPRA), the Croatian Association for Public Relations (HUOJ), Estonian Public Relations Association (EPRA), the Finnish Association of Marketing, Technology and Creativity (MTL), Hungarian PR Association (MPRS), Latvijas Asociācija sabiedrisko attiecību profesionāļiem (LASAP), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Polish Public Relations Association (PSPR), Romanian Public Relations Association (ARRP), Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing (AKMR), Russian Association for Public Relations (RASO), Russian Communications Consultancies Association (AKOS), Russian State Social University.

Key dates

August 19, 2020
We are open for entries

November 16, 2020
Entries close

December 4, 2020
Gala Ceremony


Svetlana Stavreva
IPRA President

“COVID-19 has made us realize that the future will not be not as comfortable as the past - for us, for our clients, for our industry and for our communities. The role of the PR profession has been redefined across borders and board rooms, in the society and within the new media channels.
Today our work needs to address not only the strategic issues and values of the organization and the brand we are responsible for, but to ensure communications is based on truth, greater purpose, relevance and ethics.
The long term relationship between IPRA and the UN, as well as UN's Sustainable Development Goals, provide the perfect framework for the PR practitioners to work differently and to respond better to the new realities. We are very happy that Eventiada IPRA GWA, the largest communications award programme in the region, is part of this process”.

Alexey Safronov
Eventiada IPRA GWA President, Orta Communications Group General Director

“Eventiada IPRA GWA has been growing very actively, just last year 13 countries of Eastern Europe, CIS and Central Asia joined our competition for excellence in communications. This year we are so happy to present updated categories, with more corporate, social and public sector awards.
We are also delighted to join IPRA in support of sustainable development. Our 2020 season features awards for outstanding campaigns supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals, including a dedicated Grand Prix.
Eventiada IPRA GWA international jury is looking forward selecting and celebrating best-in-class campaigns from across the region. And, as usual, we continue to evaluate best work done by students, to share new generation’s vision of the world we live in and its future”.





2011

Entries opened for the National students’ contest for the best event projects called EVENTИАДА.

The motto chosen by the organizers of the event was “Think! Do! Impress!”.

Apart from the competition itself, the event also included college concerts, conferences, student councils, student unions, open houses, students’ parties, anniversary parties, flash mobs, social and charity campaigns.

2012
The first time the awards ceremony had been held at the Faculty of Philosophy
at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
2013

Companies and agencies who hold different student and youth events are also allowed to take part in EVENTИАДА.

The total number of applications had doubled since 2012 and included more than 200 competing projects.

The awards started to convey a new meaning which is the contest with a human face.

It means that, on the one hand, the image of a student engaged in event planning demonstrates a rapid process of

2014

The contest went through rebranding and changed its name to Eventiada Awards 2014.

Two new categories were introduced to the awards – healthy lifestyle (with the support of Boehringer Ingelheim) and special nominations group with three new nominations (“Teacher of the year”, “Faculty of the year” and “Media of the year – students’ choice”).

2015

More than 500 applications were received from 80 cities and towns of Russia and Belarus.

The Eventиада awards ceremony was held at the Leadership Dialogue Forum attended by Russian and international industry and business leaders and highlighted by “Students vc TOPs” battle.

More than 200 people ran the summer charity marathon in support of healthy lifestyle which was organized by Eventиада Awards and Boehringer Ingelheim.

2016

More than 800 applications
were received from 124 cities and 6 countries
.

The project reached out to 150 000 people from Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Hungary and Poland.

2017

Eventiada became the regional partner of the IPRA GWA, global awards held since 1990 by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).

Organizers received more than 900 applications from 126 cities and 11 countries, including Russia,Belarus, Ukraine, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia and Latvia.

2018

The Board of Trustees attracted not only preeminent PR figures but also representatives from the public sector, NGOs, education and culture.

Viewers could see the first live broadcast of the Eventiada IPRA GWA ceremony.

Eventiada had its official language (English) and anthem.

Organizers received applications from 13 countries – Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Croatia and Estonia.