KARACHI (PR) - Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has announced that APNS Awards ceremony for the period January 1st, 2011 to December 31st, 2011 will take place in the month of March this year. He outlined the categories that constitute 22nd APNS Advertising Awards and requested the advertising agencies and advertising practitioners to submit their entries for the following categories by February 20, 2012. 1.Business Performance AwardThis award will be awarded to an agency that has placed the highest volume of business within APNS member publications.1 (a) Special Business Awards(Three awards)These awards will be given to agencies which have increased in business in terms of per centage over the last year in three categories of APNS member publications: (a) Periodicals (Magazines), (b) Regional dailies, (c) Metro B Dailies.Special Business Award for Periodicals (Magazines)To be eligible, agencies should have placed business worth at least 30 million rupees in magazines.Special Business Award for Regional DailiesTo be eligible, agencies should have placed business worth at least 50 million rupees in regional dailies.(Daily newspapers from cities other than Karachi, Lahore Islamabad).Special Business Award for Metro B Dailies:To be eligible, agencies should have placed business worth at east 50 million rupees in Metro B dailies. Daily newspapers from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad only.2.Client Performance AwardsTwo awards for clients of accredited agencies. One each for private and public sector organisations for the highest volume of business placed in APNS member publications. Entrants should send in their publication-wise statement of billing to prove the amount of their net business.3.Creative Awards CategoriesThe awards will be given to agencies and their employees for the following categories:Best Newspaper adBest Periodical (Magazine) adBest CampaignBest Public Service CampaignThe entrants may send maximum three entries for each category. Overlapping of entries in the categories is permissible. One original tear-sheet and 5 composed copies of the entry along with CD in Jpeg format must be provided for the contest.The entrants are requested to send their entries latest by February 20, 2012 addressed to Mr. Anwar Farooqui, Convener. APNS Awards Committee, 32-Farid Chambers, Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi. Ph 35671256, 35671314.