Eventiada IPRA GWA is the largest communications award in Eastern Europe, CIS and Central Asia.
It is the regional partner of the IPRA Golden World Awards, a global competition held since 1990 by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), one of the oldest industry associations, that has been setting up standards for the industry since 1955 and cooperating with the UN since 1984.

In 2020 Eventiada IPRA GWA joined IPRA Golden World Awards in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our program now includes awards for outstanding campaigns supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and many new corporate categories. In addition to Grand Prix our international jury will award the Sustainable Development Grand Prix.


The endorsement of IPRA program supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals was met with great success, which allowed us to expand the category for outstanding campaigns supporting UN SDGs in 2021 season. This year also marks the introduction of the PR Visionnaire, a new personal award, which will acknowledge the most outstanding professionals for their vision of the future of the industry and the creation of new trends in communications.

Eventiada IPRA GWA international jury are members of 35 national associations from 17 countries. In 2020 the award has brought together the largest multinational and national corporations, global and local NGOs, governments, network and independent agencies and the creative youth from 14 countries: Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Ukraine.

Eventiada IPRA GWA is organized by Orta Communications Group and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).

It is supported by the Association of Managers, 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), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Polish Public Relations Association (PSPR), Romanian Public Relations Association (ARRP), Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing (AKMR), Russian Association for Public Relations (RASO), Russian Communications Consultancies Association (AKOS), Russian State Social University.


Philippe Borremans
IPRA President

“After 400 days of a global pandemic where Communicators from all industries and governments have been impacted, it is now time to highlight and celebrate all the hard work that was done in very difficult circumstances. Our role as bridge builders, bringing people together and offering hope and advice are even more crucial than before. Our ethical, trustworthy and inclusive communication is the most powerful countermeasure to fake news, misunderstandings and a dividing narrative. We should all be proud to be part of our beautiful but also crucial profession. The long term relationship between IPRA and the UN, including the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, provide the perfect framework for Public Relations practitioners to support real and tangible global priorities. We are delighted that Eventiada IPRA GWA, the largest communications award programme in the region, is part of this process”.

Alexey Safronov
Eventiada IPRA GWA President, Orta Communications Group General Director

“The best campaigns from 14 countries were recognized by the highly ranked and professional international jury from 35 national associations of 17 countries. Eventiada IPRA GWA establishes communications standards and trends and we are very happy that the support with IPRA of UN sustainable development allows us to identify the best trends in this area as well. The time has come for the information visionnaires who shape the future of communications in the world to come out in the open. Therefore, the introduction of the PR Visionnaire award this year will become a new important milestone”.





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.