PRestige Awards

 

                     PRestige Award Winners

3ND Annual PRestige Awards

The PRSA Tampa Bay Chapter’s PRestige Awards recognize outstanding public relations programs and tactics by practitioners, students and organizations. To find out if you are a PRestige or Award of Excellence winner, please plan to attend the PRestige Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 20 at The Tampa Club. 

This year’s keynote speaker is Steve Jerve, News Channel 8’s Chief Meteorologist, to discuss pitching tactics for newsrooms and branding-strategies that WFLA utilizes to position itself as Tampa Bay’s storm coverage leader. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Program Overview:

  • 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m.: Registration and Networking
  • 12 - 12:45 p.m.: Welcome and Keynote Address
  • 12:45 - 12:55 p.m.: APR Pinning
  • 12:55 - 1:20 p.m.: PRestige Awards
  • 1:20 p.m.: Closing Remarks

 Location: The Tampa Club, 101 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 4200, Tampa 33602

Tickets are $40 for students; $50 for PRSA members, $60 for non-members and $350 for a table of eight. Register online at PRSATampaBay.org.

To register for the event, please click here.

For additional information, please contact Awards@PRSATampaBay.org or 813.841.1076.

AWARDS

The awards highlight compelling public relations initiatives in 24 different categories that demonstrate excellence in research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Awards given in the PRestige Awards competition include:

  • Award of Excellence: Presented to entries meeting the standards of excellence set by the Awards Committee.
  • PRestige Award: May be presented to the top-scoring entry in each category, if the entry meets predetermined criteria of excellence set by the Awards Committee.
  • PRestige Best of Show: Presented to the best PRestige Award-winning entry in the Programs category.

PRESTIGE AWARDS BEST PRACTICES

Learn how to prepare your award-winning entry during a conversation with Silver Anvil winner Mike Flanagan and PRestige judge Bobby Eagle, APR.

If you have questions, contact co-chairs Lori Hudson, APR, and Mary Margaret Hull, APR, at awards@PRSATampaBay.org.

 

2016 PRestige Award Winners:

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS

Community Relations – Tie for PRestige Award
Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office “Kids Tag Art Pinellas Program”                            
Brenna Haggar, APR, and Toni May

Community Relations – Tie for PRestige Award
Port Tampa Bay’s “Channelside Vision” Plan
Andrew Fobes

Internal Communications – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Mission, Vision and Values” Campaign
Robyn Felix, Carrieann Adkins and Allen Yarbrough

Public Affairs – PRestige Award
Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association’s “Yes to Recycling, No to Curbside”
Jennifer Dunn, APR, and Kelsey Lehtomaa-Frouge of Conversa

Public Service – PRestige Award
Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District’s “Legislative Changes, Community Solutions and a New Special District”
Carla Brantley

Reputation/Brand Management – PRestige Award
Syniverse, CCgroup and Edelman’s “Exposing the Privacy Predicament”
Jessica Summers, APR, and Bobby Eagle, APR

Special Events – One Day – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration: Dedication Event”
Mary Margaret Hull, APR, and Estella Gray

Special Events – Two or More Days – Tie for PRestige Award
“The #NextGreatMascot”
Florida Polytechnic University, Fuseideas and Indie Atlantic Films
Crystal L. Lauderdale

Special Events – Two or More Days – Tie for PRestige Award
“Women’s Conference of Florida”
Arlene DiBenigno, Jennifer Dunn, APR, and Kelsey Lehtomaa-Frouge of Conversa

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS – BEST OF SHOW

Reputation/Brand Management – PRestige Award
Syniverse, CCgroup and Edelman’s “Exposing the Privacy Predicament”
Jessica Summers, APR, and Bobby Eagle, APR


PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS

Annual Reports – PRestige Award
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s “Tampa/Hillsborough Leading the Charge”
Jessica Pajak

Audio-Visual Presentation – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative Video”
Michele Sager, Alex Gazio and Robyn Felix

Brochures – PRestige Award
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s “Tampa Bay: Next Generation Metro”
Jessica Pajak

Media Relations – Prestige Award
PRmediaNow’s “$9 million Crowdfunding Success for BauBax Travel Jacket”
Colin Trethewey, APR

Media Relations – Award of Excellence
True Blue Communications’ “Media Relations Program for Give Day Tampa Bay 2015”
Noelle Fox, APR

Media Relations – Award of Excellence
“It Works! Little Bokeelia Island Purchase Announcement”
Axia Public Relations Team

Newsletters – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Currents Newsletter”
Michele Sager, Kenna Harrison and Allen Yarbrough

Newsletters – Award of Excellence
True Blue Communications’ “Firm Solutions Legal AIDE eNewsletter”
Noelle Fox, APR

Website – PRestige Award
“LoveLargoFL.com – Join the Conversation”
City of Largo Communications and Marketing 

For a list of our previous PRestige Award winners, please click here.