In these terms and conditions, “PRI” or “we” or “us” or “our” means PRI Association, a company registered in England and Wales under registered number 07207947 and “you” or “your” means you and/or your organisation (as applicable).    

By entering the awards, you agree to the following terms and conditions: 

  1. All entries must be submitted in English. 

  2. Winning and shortlisted case studies will be published on the PRI website once winners have been announced; therefore, entrants should ensure that all information in the case study is suitable for the public domain. 

    1. The PRI reserves the right to edit case studies for accuracy of written English and for clarity before publishing them. 

    2. In the event that we edit your entry, we will share the final version with you before it is published. 

    3. If at any point you inform us that you do not wish for your entry to be published, or that you wish to substantially edit the original content before it can be published, the PRI reserves the right to remove your entry from consideration. 

    4. For award categories where no submissions meet the general or category-specific criteria, the PRI reserves the right not to present an award. 

    5. In the event of a tie in scoring for any award category, the award will be shared, and there will be joint winners. 

  3. By entering the awards, you grant the PRI a non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to use your entry in accordance with these terms and conditions. 

  4. In the event that an entry is successful, the submission title and organisation name(s) submitted through the entry form will be used on the shortlist and/or trophy. Therefore, please ensure that you are happy with the wording and spelling of these fields.  We will use your personal data to administer the awards, in accordance with our Privacy Policy

  5. All entries to the awards must meet the following general criteria: 

    1. Entrants must be signatories to the PRI. Signatories who did not meet the PRI’s minimum requirements in 2023 are not eligible to enter.  

      1. Should signatories fail to meet the minimum requirements in the 2024 reporting cycle, their entries will be disqualified even if shortlisted. 

    2. By entering the awards, you confirm that you are eligible to do so. 

    3. There is a limit of one entry per signatory. If an organisation submits more than one entry, the PRI will ask our main contact at that organisation to choose one entry for submission to the judges. 

    4. The judges will consider collaborative projects where 50% or more of the participants are PRI signatories and where the person submitting the entry represents a signatory organisation. You must obtain the permission of all participants before submitting the entry. 

    5. A collaborative project must be entered as a whole. The activities of one or more participating organisations as part of a project, for example a collaborative engagement, will not be considered in isolation. You must obtain the permission of all participants before submitting the entry. 

    6. The awards are open to both ongoing and completed projects.  

  6. Any entry that does not, in the reasonable opinion of the PRI, meet the general criteria will be screened out by the PRI and will not be submitted to the judges. At the screening stage, the PRI’s decision is final. 

  7. With respect to criterion 5(b) (limit of one entry per signatory): 

    1. We strongly advise signatories to select their preferred entry before submitting any entries. 

    2. In the case of collaborative entries, we will classify each entry as “belonging to” the signatory who submits it. 

    3. If we receive multiple entries from one signatory, we will email our main contact from that signatory and ask them to select their preferred entry. 

    4. There will be a strict timeframe of one week for responding to these requests. If we do not hear from you within one week, we will submit the first eligible entry we received from your organisation to the judges. 

  8. The competition entries will be judged by a panel of independent judges. The judges will assess and score all eligible entries against judging criteria.  

  9. The categories will be split between judges to reduce the burden on judges’ time. 

  10. The PRI retains the rights to merge or remove award categories if there are less than five entries that meet both the general criteria and the relevant category-specific criteria

  11. The person submitting the entry takes full responsibility for ensuring that all information provided is correct, accurate and presented clearly so as not to be misleading. 

    1. If it becomes apparent that, in the reasonable opinion of the PRI, an entrant has submitted incorrect or inaccurate information, or deliberately misled the judges, PRI reserves the right to disqualify that entry. 

    2. If this becomes apparent after the award has been presented, PRI reserves the right to revoke the award and re-present it to the second highest-scoring entry in that category. 

  12. The person submitting the entry takes full responsibility for gaining permission to do so from all contributors to the project, including representatives of their own organisation and collaborating organisations. 

  13. The decision of the judges appointed by PRI is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the judges’ decision. Entrants seeking feedback on their entries may contact the PRI after the announcement of the winners. We will be happy to provide feedback where feasible.  

  14. Special recognition awards arrangements: 

    1. The Emerging Markets special award will be presented to a signatory whose investment activities are primarily in emerging, frontier, or standalone markets, as per the classification defined by MSCI

    2. An entrant is not eligible to win both the Emerging Markets and the Private Markets special awards. If the highest-scoring case study qualifies for both, it will be awarded the Emerging Markets award. The next highest-scoring submission that qualifies will then receive the Private Markets special award. 

  15. If PRI has reasonable cause to believe that you have breached these terms and conditions, the PRI may, at its sole discretion, exclude you from participating in the awards. 

  16. PRI accepts no responsibility for award entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. 

  17. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 

  18. These terms and conditions were written on 19/3/2024. 


The PRI Awards 2024