About the Award

Eventiada IPRA GWA is the largest communications awards in Eastern Europe. It dates back to the 2011 National students’ competition for the best event projects called EVENTИАДА.

Since 2017 Eventiada has been the regional partner of the IPRA GWA, global awards held since 1990 by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).

The awards have achieved the highest Grade (A) of the National rating of the communication companies (NR2K). Today Eventiada honors the best communications projects completed by corporations, public sector, NGOs and school and university students. The awards winners are also granted special benefits during the application process for the global IPRA Golden World Awards.

Award history

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.

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

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


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”).


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.


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.


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.


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.