Suzy Spirit Awards extends deadline for nominations

Due to a last minute surge of entries, the deadline to nominate an inspiring young star in PR, as well as an established and inspirational champion of others, has been extended to Friday 13 January.


Suzy Ferguson, who passed away from bowel cancer on 26 July 2012

Now in its fourth year, the Suzy Spirit Awards were developed in memory of one of the PR and comms industry’s brightest young talents by Gorkana and LEWIS, Suzy’s former employer.

The awards are unlike any other in the industry, where instead of looking to celebrate professional achievement, it goes further and honours candidates of exceptional character, integrity and leadership qualities.

Last year, the level of entries were so high – and the individual stories so inspiring – the judges have decided to make a change to the format for 2017, with two categories available in which to nominate:

  • Firstly, the judges are looking to honour a rising star who may only be at the beginning of their career, but already demonstrates Suzy’s qualities and characteristics in their everyday work.
  • There is also the option to honour an established industry professional – someone who sets a shining example through mentoring and championing others.

The awards are free to enter. If you know someone exceptional then please champion them by filling in one of the short forms on the Suzy Spirit Awards website. If you know two worthy candidates, then you can nominate both.

The Suzy Spirit Rising Star Award | The Suzy Spirit Inspiration Award

Bowel Cancer UK is the official charity for the award which aims to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.

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