Uni in running for two PR awards

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A COMPETITION which asked architects, designers and artists to come up with new uses for Sheffield’s forgotten spaces has been shortlisted for an award.

The Forgotten Spaces 2011 contest - run by Sheffield Hallam University and the British Institute of Architects - has been shortlisted for a Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Chartered Institute of Public Relations Pride Award.

More than 1,000 entries were received for the awards, which celebrate the best public relations campaigns from across the UK. Sheffield’s competition has been named as a front-runner in the not-for-profit category.

Hallam 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.

She 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.

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.”

Winners at a ceremony will be announced in Leeds in November.