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The Forgotten Spaces 2011: Sheffield architecture competition, which saw architects, designers and artists come up with innovative ideas that found new uses for the region's 'forgotten spaces', has been shortlisted for a Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Award.

The competition, which was run by Sheffield Hallam University and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire, has been shortlisted in the Not-for-Profit category alongside six other campaigns.

More than 1,000 entries were received for the awards, which celebrate the best public relations campaigns from across the UK.  

The judging process for the PRide Awards is rigorous with a national panel of industry experts assessing the shortlisted entries and choosing the winners.

The University is also on the PRide shortlist for another award, as media relations executive Tess Humphrys has been shortlisted for the Young Communicator of the Year award. 

Tess has been nominated for her work in promoting a major science research project at the University which has attracted Home Office funding for further development, as well as for her work to develop an evaluation process which helps senior colleagues better understand the value of the University's public relations efforts.

Ally Mogg, media relations manager at Sheffield Hallam, said: "It's excellent for the University's public relations team to be shortlisted for these two awards, which recognise the achievements of the Forgotten Spaces campaign and also Tess, for the way she has successfully communicated and promoted some of the University's work.

Forgotten Spaces winner Chris Paterson
Guiding Lights by Chris Paterson
Tess Humphrys
CIPR PRide Awards 2012

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"The Forgotten Spaces campaign culminated in a shortlist of 19 innovative, far reaching and practical ideas that showed how to put overlooked or forgotten sites to use in the Sheffield city region.

"It led, amongst other things, to a major exhibition in Sheffield's Crucible Theatre as well as a competition for schoolchildren in the region.

PRide Awards judge Gill Dandy, senior consultant at The Centre for Strategy and Communication, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the individuals and teams that have been shortlisted across the twelve regions and nations in the UK. The standard of entries continues to improve year on year which demonstrates an increasingly vibrant public relations profession.”

The winners of the 2012 Yorkshire and Lincolnshire CIPR PRide Awards will be announced at black-tie dinner on Thursday 15 November in Leeds.

For press information: contact Tess Humphrys on 0114 225 4025 or email