PRestige Awards

 

                     PRestige Award Winners

2ND Annual PRestige Awards – October 28, 2016

The Public Relations Society of America Tampa Bay Chapter’s PRestige Awards presented by BrightWays Coaching and Communications recognizes outstanding public relations programs and tactics. The winning entries were announced during the October 28 PRestige Awards Luncheon at the Tampa Marriot Westshore. 

How to Enter

The deadline for submissions has passed. Thank you to all who entered.

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

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor BrightWays Coaching and Communications
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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.