PRestige Awards

 

           

5th Annual PRestige Awards

 

The PRSA Tampa Bay PRestige Awards, presented by Business Wire, recognizes outstanding public relations programs and tactics by PR professionals, students and organizations. The program features lunch, valuable insights from keynote speaker John Bell, president and CEO of Tampa Theater, and an exciting awards ceremony celebrating excellence in public relations. 

This year, we are proud to present the 5th Annual PRestige Awards luncheon with a spectacular view of the city at the The University Club of Tampa on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Daytime syndicated host Cyndi Edwards will serve as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.

Program Overview

11:30–11:55 a.m. – Registration and Networking
11:55 a.m.–12:35 p.m.– Welcome and Keynote Address
12:35–12:55 p.m.– APR Pinning and Chapter Volunteer Awards
12:55–1:20 p.m. – PRestige Awards Announced
1:20–1:30 p.m. – Door Prizes and Closing Remarks

Tickets are $50 for students; $60 for PRSA members; $70 for non-members; and $350 for a table of eight. 

Register for the PRestige Awards luncheon.

Information about last year’s event may be found here.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email [email protected] for more information.

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: To 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.


2019 Call for Entries

PRESTIGE AWARDS BEST PRACTICES

Watch a brief summary video on how to submit a PRestige Award entry from Marissa Segundo, APR.

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

 

2018 PRestige Award Winners

BEST OF SHOW

REPUTATION MANAGEMENT/PROGRAMS

Reputation Management – Best of Show

Visit Orlando’s “Orlando’s BIG Thank You”
Visit Orlando

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS 

Business-to-Business Initiatives, Products & Services – PRestige Award

Syniverse’s “Unplugging Sensitive Data From the Unsecure Public Internet”
Syniverse

Community Relations – PRestige Award

Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “My Home. My Springs. Campaign”
Michele Sager, Allen Yarbrough, Casey Cumley

Consumer Initiatives, Products and Services – PRestige Award

LDWW Group’s “The Future of Travel Carnival Corporation's Ocean Medallion Takes CES on a Trip of Innovation”
Mike Flanagan

Crisis Communications – PRestige Award

LDWW Group’s “Carnival Corporation Rallies the Industry to Show THE CARIBBEAN IS OPEN”
Mike Flanagan

Integrated Communications – PRestige Award

Syniverse’s “Unplugging Sensitive Data From the Unsecure Public Internet”
Syniverse

Integrated Communications – Award of Excellence

Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s “Make It Tampa Bay”
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Visit Tampa Bay, Madden Media

Integrated Communications – Award of Excellence

USF Health’s “Transforming the Future of Health in Downtown Tampa”
University of South Florida, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and USF Foundation

Integrated Communications – Award of Excellence

Visit Orlando’s “Orlando’s BIG Thank You”
Visit Orlando

Public Affairs/Government Relations – PRestige Award

Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Crystal River/Kings Bay Minimum Flows Outreach”
Mary Margaret Hull, APR; Melissa Gulvin; Resource Management Division

Public Service – PRestige Award

Tampa Bay Water’s “Know Your H2O”
Tampa Bay Water, Dialogue PR, Sparxoo

Reputation Management – PRestige Award

Visit Orlando’s “Orlando’s BIG Thank You”
Visit Orlando

Reputation Management – Award of Excellence

City of Largo’s “Largo, Your Community of Choice”
City of Largo
Communications & Marketing Team

Social Media – PRestige Award

PODS’ “’What Moves You’ PODS Social Media Campaign”
PODS Enterprises, LLC

Social Media – Award of Excellence

Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “My Home. My Springs. Social Media”
Michele Sager, Allen Yarbrough, Casey Cumley

Special Events: Two or More Days – PRestige Award

The Dali Museum’s “Dali & Schiaparelli Exhibit - Public Relations Campaign”
Hank Hine

PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS

Annual Reports – PRestige Award

Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s “RISE: Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation 2017 Annual Report”
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Trickey Jennus

Annual Reports – PRestige Award

Nemours’ “What Is Health?”
Cheryl Munn, APR
Susan Masucci
Advertising + PR

Brochures – PRestige Award

The Hatcliffe Group LLC’s “In Case of Crisis launches ‘The New Rules of Crisis Management™’”
Chris Britton - RockDove Solutions
Megan Kaplar - RockDove Solutions
Mike Hatcliffe - The Hatcliffe Group

Magazines & Periodicals – PRestige Award

Greater Tampa REALTORS’ “Tampa REALTOR Magazine”
Greater Tampa REALTORS
Kimberly Chin
Brittany J. Jackson

Magazines & Periodicals – Award of Excellence

City of Clearwater’s “MyClearwater Magazine”
Joelle Castelli, Heather Parsons, Laura Del Valle

Media Kits – PRestige Award

PRmediaNow’s “Nise Wave Sous Vide - Cooking Up Crowdfunding Success”
Colin Trethewey, APR
PRmediaNow

Media Relations – PRestige Award

PRmediaNow’s “X Suit, the Most Funded Suit in Kickstarter History”
Colin Trethewey, APR
PRmediaNow

Media Relations – Award of Excellence

Port Tampa Bay’s “Glory Delivers Hope”
Samara Sodos, Port Tampa Bay & HCP Associates

Newsletters – PRestige Award

Allstate Insurance Company’s “Independent Agency News, Building Success Together”
Shani Bryant
Cathy Mayo
Carla Signoret

Websites – PRestige Award

City of Largo’s “All-New Largo.com”
City of Largo
Communications & Marketing

Videos/Long-Form Production – PRestige Award

PODS’ “PODS Moving and Storage Stories”
PODS Enterprises, LLC

Videos/Long-Form Production – Award of Excellence

Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “My Home. My Springs. Video Series”
Michele Sager, Casey Cumley, Alex Gazio

Videos/Long-Form Production – Award of Excellence

Port Tampa Bay’s “Glory Delivers Hope”
Samara Sodos, Port Tampa Bay - Joshua Santos, HCP Associates

Videos/Short-Form Production – PRestige Award

HCP Associates’ “Big Brothers Big Sisters Florida License Plates PSA”
HCP Associates
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

Videos/Short-Form Production – Award of Excellence

Port Tampa Bay’s “Port in a Storm”
Samara Sodos, Port Tampa Bay

Videos/Short-Form Production – Award of Excellence

PODS’ “PODS Moving and Storage Stories”
PODS Enterprises, LLC

The PRestige Awards sponsor was BusinessWire, with in-kind services provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

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