DAR-ES-SALAAM—Entries are open for the 2020 African SABRE Awards, the region’s premier competition for public relations campaigns. The deadline for entries is January 24, 2020, although entries will be accepted until February 17 with an additional late fee.

The African SABRE Awards—now in their fourth year—are organized by The Holmes Report as part of its global SABRE program, which has a 30-year heritage and recognizes the best public relations campaigns from around the world (including competitions in North America, EMEA, the Asia-Pacific and Latin America).

The African competition is conducted in partnership with the African Public Relations Association, with both organizations committed to both elevating the showcasing the status of the PR profession throughout Africa.

“We have seen some exceptional work from Africa in the past three years,” says Paul Holmes, who chairs the SABRE jury. “More and more campaigns from Africa are picking up awards at the EMEA and Global level, where they are winning in competition with campaigns from the UK, the US, and a host of other, more developed markets. Brilliant creativity and smart strategy know no geographic boundaries.”

The Holmes Report is currently putting together the jury for this year’s African competition, seeking senior professionals from both the agency and the client world. Jurors need not be based in Africa, but should have some experience working in or with the region. To volunteer for jury service, please email [email protected].

The awards will be presented during APRA’s annual conference, which takes place this year in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, from May 11-15.

Entries to the 2020 competition can be submitted online here. Categories can be found here. Details regarding our entry fees can be found here.