TEAS’ IDP football match nominated for two PRCA awards

Press Release: On 12 November, over 1000 people attended the star-studded 2013 Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Awards at the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel in Central London. The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) was delighted to be nominated for two awards. These related to its World Refugee Day campaign, which culminated in a football match featuring such sporting heroes as double Olympic gold medal-winner Mo Farah, ex-footballer Fabrice Muamba, and the footballing legends Tony Adams (former England and Arsenal Captain), Mickey Thomas and Ian Wright. This event was nominated for two awards in the Digital and New Media and Public Affairs Categories. Visit http://bit.ly/prcawards for the full list of PRCA award-winners.

Organised in June to commemorate World Refugee Day, with a particular focus on the 875,000 refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are the ongoing casualties of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the match at Barnet FC attracted an audience of over 3,600 enthusiastic fans. There was a considerable media presence from members of the UK national press, and the numerous YouTube videos have attracted over 48,800 hits altogether.