Fulcrum Awards now open for 2020 entries, early submission deadline is August 7th

6th July, 2020: The fifth edition of Fulcrum Awards, powered by the Promise Foundation and PRmoment India, is now open for entries and accepting submissions till August 21st, 2020. There are over 50 subcategories that are open to individuals and teams from both consultancies and in-house communication teams. 

The winners will be announced in the last quarter of the year and will recognise the work done during the period April 2019 to March 2020.

To honour the extraordinary work done by brands in lockdown, Fulcrum Awards announces a special category -Lockdown Category. These will recognise the work done during March 1st, 2020 to June 30th, 2020. In addition, keeping our commitment to make these awards more robust we have added a category each in Sector and Individual categories. Read all details about the sub categories here.

This year all entries to the technique, sector and lockdown categories will have to necessarily be supported by an A4 storyboard that outlines the objective. idea, tactic and result. Read the updated rules and regulations here

FEES

25% reduction in entry fee due to the current economic situation

Early Deadline fee per entry: INR 5,000/- plus GST (Valid from July 6th, 2020 till August 07th, 2020)

Regular fee per entry: INR 7,000/- plus GST (Valid from August 8th, 2020 till August 21st, 2020)

Fee for Lockdown category: INR 3,000/- plus GST

No Fee for individual In House category

We are happy to continue our partnership with niiti consulting as our process reviewer. A jury consisting of 20 senior communication professionals from various organisations will ensure fair play and judge the entries. The jury member organisations will not participate in the awards. There is an additional jury of nine CEO’s of various consultancies who will judge the best PR firms of the country.

The awards have four categories and one special category only for this year, to recognise the extraordinary the work done during Lockdown. The objective is to recognise both individual and team contribution. The categories are:

Technique Awards: There are 12 sub-categories under this category that will be judged for outstanding campaigns. This will have three awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Master of Technique: Each winner of Technique Awards will be awarded points, that is 3 points for Gold, 2 points for Silver and 1 point for Bronze. The three organisations with the highest points will be awarded a Master of Technique Trophy - Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Sector Awards: There are 12 subcategories under this category that will be judged for outstanding campaigns in a particular sector. This will have one award - Gold.

Lockdown Category: This category has been added to recognise extraordinary work done by brands during lockdown. Work done between March 1- June 30, 2020 are eligible for this. Please note a campaign must start post March 1, 2020. This will have one award of Gold.

Individual Awards: There is no fee for this category. Submissions may be self-nominated or nominated by the organisation or peers. These will be awarded to individuals from in-house teams with 20 years of experience. There are 12 individual categories that acknowledge

Special Awards: These include seven sub categories which honour six outstanding entities and one individual for lifetime achievement.

The Judging process 

The judging will take place through a rigorous two-stage process, including pre-scoring to determine the first shortlist and a Jury Meet on September 22nd, 2020. At the Jury Meet the shortlisted entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries. The entries are to be uploaded on the website www.fulcrumawards.in.

Set up in 2010, niiti consulting has done some cutting-edge work across sectors monitoring and evaluating for various organisations. The core team of consultants at niiti and its wider network of specialists have successfully completed projects with various organisations across many sectors on implementation management for their projects where it ensured seamless monitoring and evaluation measurement.

The Fulcrum Awards was launched in 2016 with the aim to provide a platform for applauding individuals and teams who worked relentlessly throughout the year on impactful Public Relations campaigns.

The awards organisers do not accept sponsorship from participating organisations, including all PR firms. The Awards are supported by PRCAI, Avignyata, Reputation Today, School of Communications and Reputation and Plane Crazy Studio. 

The Jury 

Special Jury 

 

2020 Special Jury for four consultancy category

Jury for small and mid- size consultancies

Name

Designation 

1

Deepshikha Dharmaraj

Genesis BCW - CEO

2

Dilip Cherian

Perfect Relations - Consulting Partner

3

Nikhil Khanna

Executive Partner - AvianWe

4

NS Rajan

Ketchum Sampark - Global Partner & Managing Director

5

Valerie Pinto

Weber Shandwick - CEO

Jury for large and giant consultancies

6

Atul Ahluwalia

First Partners - Founding Partner

7

Nandita Lakshmanan

The PRactice - CEO

8

Madhu Chibber

Madison PR - CEO

9

Xavier Prabhu

PR HUB - Managing Partner

Contact: Hina Issar Huria |Awards Director | director@fulcrumawards.com | +91-98110 25258

Twitter: @fulcrumawards | Website: www.fulcrumawards.in | Facebook: @FulcrumAwards

Categories 

Fulcrum Awards 2020

A. Technique Awards

B. Sector Awards

A.1

Best Use of Content

B.1

Best Hospitality and Travel Sector Campaign

A.2

Best Use of Creativity and Innovation

B.2

Best Automobile Sector Campaign

A.3

Best Use of Event

B.3

Best Luxury Campaign

A.4

Best Use of Digital

B.4

Best Technology and Telecom Sector Campaign

A.5

Best use of Integrated Communications

(Must have three verticals integrated in a campaign. Various verticals are Employee engagement/digital/traditional media/Public Affairs/ Community and Advocacy)

B.5

Best Healthcare and Pharma Sector Campaign

A.6

Best Use of Public Affairs

B.6

Best Consumer Products and Retail Sector Campaign

A.7

Best Management of Crisis

B.7

Best Not for Profit and Associations Sector Campaign

A.8

Best Use of Internal Communications

B.8

Best Manufacturing Sector Campaign

A.9

Best New Product Launch

B.9

Best Entertainment and Media Sector Campaign

A.10

Best Use of Media Relations

B.10

Best Banking and Financial Services Sector Campaign

A.11

Best use of Community Outreach

B.11

Best Services Sector Campaign

A.12

Best Regional Campaign (only implemented in Tier 2 cities)

B.12

Best Sports Campaign

A1. Master of Technique

L. Lockdown

The top performers of the Technique category will be awarded with Masters of Technique honour based on a points system. There will be three winners -Gold, Silver & Bronze

This is open to both consultancies and corporates. Consultancies can even enter work done by them for their own firm.

L.1

Best use of Content

L.2

Best use of Creativity and Innovation

L.3

Best Employee Engagement

L.4

Best Advocacy Campaign

L.5

Best Government Relations Campaign

C. Individual Category

Individual In House Awards: There are 12 individual categories that will honour professionals from Communications with 20 years of experience after graduation There will be no charges of submission for this entry. Each sub category to be evaluated only if three or more nominations are received in each sub category

C.1

Hospitality & Travel

C.2

Automobile

C.3

Luxury

C.4

Technology and Telecom

C.5

Healthcare & Pharma

C.6

Consumer Products & Retail

C.7

Not-for-profit & Associations

C.8

Manufacturing

C.9

Entertainment, Media and Celebrities

C.10

Banking & Financial Services

C.11

Services

C.12

Sports

D. Special Awards Category

These include seven categories which honour seven outstanding entities. Except for Lifetime Achievement, which is nominated by the Jury, the other categories may be applied for.

DD.1

In-House Team of the Year – Mid-size (2-4 members)

DD.2

In-House Team of the Year – Large (5 and above)

DD.3

PR Consultancy of the Year – Small (Below 10 cr)

DD.4

PR Consultancy of the Year – Mid-size (Above INR 10 - 20 cr)

DD.5

PR Consultancy of the Year – Large (Above INR 20 - 50 cr)

DD.6

PR Consultancy Firm of the Year – Giant (Above INR 50 cr)

DD.7

Lifetime Achievement Award