Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards is the largest communications award in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Since 2011 the award, a regional partner of IPRA GWA, celebrates best campaigns implemented by global brands and leading local corporations and organizations in Eastern European, Central Asian and CIS countries.

IPRA Golden World Awards (GWA) was established in 1990 by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), one of the oldest industry associations, that has been setting up standards for public relations since 1955.


In 2019 Eventiada IPRA GWA international jury received entries from 13 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Croatia and Estonia.

Eventiada IPRA Golden World Awards is organized by Orta Communications, the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), Association of Managers, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian State Social University.
It is supported by Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, “Rossiya Segodnya” news agency, publishing house Komsomolskaya Pravda and Sostav.ru,

Armenian PR Association (APRA), Azerbaijan Public Relations Association (APRA), Baku School of Public Relations, Belarus Association of communication consultants companies, Bulgarian Association of PR Agencies (BAPRA), the Croatian Association for Public Relations (HUOJ), Estonian Public Relations Association (EPRA), the Finnish Association of Marketing, Technology and Creativity (MTL), Hungarian PR Association (MPRS), Latvijas Asociācija sabiedrisko attiecību profesionāļiem (LASAP), Polish Public Relations Association (PSPR), Romanian Public Relationa Association (ARRP), Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing (AKMR), the Russian Communications Consultancies Association (AKOS) and Russian Association for Public Relations (RASO).

Award history
2011

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.

2012
The first time the awards ceremony had been held at the Faculty of Philosophy
at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
2013

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

2014

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”).

2015

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.

2016

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.

2017

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.

2018

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.