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SUMMIT AWARDS

Get recognized for outstanding public relations efforts this year! Early bird deadline of Oct. 31, 2023 and final deadline of Nov. 15, 2023.

CAMPAIGN CATEGORIES:

  • Community Partnerships

  • Public Relations Campaign

  • Issues & Crisis Management

  • Internal Communications

  • Marketing Products or Services

  • Special Events

  • Student Portfolio

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TACTIC CATEGORIES:

  • Annual Report

  • Earned Media

  • Paid Media

  • Publications 

  • Public Service Announcement

  • Shared Media (earned)

  • Video

  • Website

  • Writing

SPECIAL AWARDS:

  • Best-In-Show

  • Lin Chaff Award for Creativity

  • Shooting Star Award

  • Adam & Alison Award for Media Excellence
     

STUDENTS:

  • Student Portfolio

HOW TO APPLY:

Questions? Email our awards chair Chuck Lionberger

SPECIAL AWARDS - PEER NOMINATED:

  • Shooting Star Award - The award honors the chapter member who, in the previous year, represented the best in public relations as an outstanding example of the management function that establishes mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and the public upon whom its success or failure depends. There is no fee to submit a nomination.  Nominate Someone Online

  • Adam & Alison Award for Media Excellence - PRSA Blue Ridge members may nominate an individual member of the media that exemplifies excellence in fair and accurate reporting. There is no fee to submit a nomination. Nominate Someone Online

SPECIAL AWARDS - SELECTED FROM ENTRIES:

  • Best In Show - A Best-in-Show Award will be presented to the entry receiving the highest point total in each category (Campaigns and Tactics). All categories are eligible for Best-in-Show with the exception of the student portfolio category.

  • Lin Chaff Award for Creativity - The Lin Chaff Award for Creativity is open to all submitted entries. There is no need to enter the category separately. One entry will be selected by the judges as the overall most creative entry based on the creative execution of the campaign or tactic.

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