Addressing Journalists recently in Lagos, the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Lagos State Chapter Chairman Mrs Comfort Obot Nwankwo unveiled the Launch of the Lagos Public Relations Industry Gala and Awards, hear her :

Ladies and gentlemen of the press, I am delighted to welcome you to this press conference, where we are unveiling our plans for what has now become the Oscars of the communication industry, the Lagos Public Relations Industry Gala and Awards (LAPRIGA).

Every year, LAPRIGA continues to set higher standards in our ongoing effort to elevate the industry. The competition for these awards has grown significantly, with stakeholders showing more interest than ever before.

This year, our theme is "The Game Changer." We are on the lookout for campaigns that embody creativity and genuine game-changing impacts. To this end, we invite all PR professionals to visit our website, where they can download the award criteria and submit nominations, whether for themselves or someone else. Both individuals and organizations are eligible for nomination.

In line with our commitment to global environmental concerns, we are introducing a new category, 'Best in Environment/Sustainability Campaign.' We strongly encourage PR professionals engaged in environmental and sustainability campaigns to participate wholeheartedly.

Additionally, we are adding the 'Best in Public Sector Campaign' category, alongside the existing 'Outstanding Public Affairs Practitioner' category. This new addition aims to celebrate innovative PR initiatives at all levels of governance.

As in past years, we are actively involving and engaging stakeholders in LAPRIGA. Members of the Lagos Chapter of NIPR will play a central role in the 2023 Awards, from the nomination process to the selection of winners.

Stakeholders in the industry can participate by:

1. Nominating candidates in various categories.

2. Casting their votes for preferred nominees after the shortlisting by the Awards Panel.

3. Seeking sponsorship support from their respective organizations.

4. Grace the awards night with their presence and glamour.

Please note that nominations will close on November 13, 2023. Members of the Lagos Chapter will begin voting on November 27th and conclude on December 8, 2023. The winners will be officially announced at the Gala night, scheduled for Thursday, December 21, 2023.

LAPRIGA features a wide range of categories, including Best in Technology Public Relations, Best in Public Relations Education, Best in Hospitality PR, Best in Political Communication, Best in Entertainment PR, and Best Use of Research & Measurement.

Additional award categories recognize excellence in Public Relations Practitioner of the Year, Corporate Communication Professional of the Year, Most Influential PR Professional, and Outstanding Public Affairs Practitioner of the Year.

Other noteworthy categories encompass the Best Brand in Storytelling, the Best Innovation in Public Relations, Digital and Social Media Agency of the Year, Rising Public Relations Practitioner of the Year, Best in Crisis and Risk Communication, and Excellence in Internal Communication & Employee Engagement.

Excellence will also be celebrated in the realms of Community Relations, Political Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Supporter of PR. LAPRIGA will recognize the Agency of the Year, Model Agency of All Time, Public Relations Journalist of the Year, and Photo & Video Journalist of the Year.

This year's LAPRIGA extends beyond the realm of communication practice alone. We are honoring an outstanding individual who lives with autism and developmental disorders and has a remarkable track record of achievement in the corporate world, aligning with our theme of "The Game Changer." We are collaborating with the Patrick Speech and Languages Centre in this regard.

We invite everyone to visit our website at for more information and to participate in this prestigious event.

Let the search for the game-changers commence!


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