By participating in the Golden Target Awards, entrants agree to abide by these terms and conditions, and the PRIA’s Code of Ethics.

Awards can be attributed to an individual, employer or organisation. If an entrant changes their place of employment during the judging process, they must advise PRIA at

Campaign entries can be submitted in up to three categories. The relevant entry fee applies to each submission.

Awards are only given to identified entrants, but copies can be arranged for colleagues and clients. Additional trophies may be ordered from the PRIA at before 30 November 2020.

Entries must not use Advertising Value Equivalents (AVEs). Entries that use AVEs in evaluations will be disqualified.

All accompanying materials must comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act ( and the Copyright Act (

Entries and supporting documents must be submitted no later than the specified closing dates. Under no circumstances will entries be accepted after the Late Entry deadline.

Judges have discretion in assessing entries, applying the judging criteria, terms and conditions and determining the recommended results. PRIA’s decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered in relation to decisions made. 

Judges’ comments/ feedback may be made available to all entrants after the awards.

Once entries have been shortlisted in a category a trophy will be awarded.

The assessment, conduct and results of the awards will not create any legal obligation between entrants and PRIA.

No judge will be allowed to participate in judging a category if their organisation, agency or affiliated businesses have entered that category, or if there is any other conflict of interest the PRIA becomes aware of. Judges are expected to 
declare any potential conflicts of interest and step aside from judging an entry where any conflict may occur.

If an entrant who is judged a winner is subsequently found to have failed to satisfy or abide by the terms and conditions, they will not be entitled to the relevant award and their submission into the Golden Target Awards program will no longer be applicable. Consequently, PRIA may present the relevant award to another entrant or choose not to present the award at all. There will be no refunds in this instance.

By entering the Golden Target Awards, each entrant acknowledges that their entry is true, accurate, complete and original work, that any intellectual property rights arising in connection with that entry rest with the entrant and that the entry does not interfere with any third-party rights.

PRIA reserves the right to decline a submission or to disqualify an entry at its absolute discretion, including, but not limited to, a situation in which the entrant or a related person is under ethical investigation by PRIA or where the acceptance of the entry may otherwise be detrimental to the objectives of PRIA’s awards program.

PRIA reserves the right to reproduce entries with the aim of furthering excellence in public relations and providing relevant materials for students and the profession. Only the entry document itself will be made public, excluding any information noted as CONFIDENTIAL

PRIA, employees, officers and agents do not accept any liability, however arising,including liability for negligence, for any accident, loss, injury or damage arising at any time out of or in connection with this awards program, except for any liability that cannot, by law, be excluded.

PRIA reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions in any way, at any time, before the closing date for the GTA entries and at its absolute discretion. Entrants in the Golden Target Awards program will be notified of any such amendments prior to the closing date.

Entrants who breach any of these terms and conditions are subject to disqualification without refund.

Refunds are at PRIA’s sole discretion. Under no circumstances will the PRIA provide a refund due to the results of the judging process.

The judges’ decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.