PRestige Awards

 

           

4th Annual PRestige Awards

 

Are you proud of your recent public relations achievements? Enter your work in this year’s PRestige Awards.

2018 Call for Entries

The PRestige Awards, presented by the Tampa Bay chapter of PRSA, recognizes outstanding public relations programs and tactics by PR professionals and students. The awards program is open to both PRSA members and non-members anywhere in Florida or in the country. This year, we are proud to present the 4th Annual PRestige Awards luncheon at The University Club of Tampa on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Information about last year’s event may be found here.

ENTRY DEADLINES
Late Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2018
PRSA Tampa Bay Member: $65 per entry
Non-Member: $85 per entry

Note: All students enter for free! Must submit entries using ”.edu” email addresses.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email awards@PRSATampabay.org 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 Commendation: Presented to the top scoring entry submitted by student members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
  • 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.

HOW TO SUBMIT A 2018 PRESTIGE AWARD ENTRY

Watch a short video with PRestige Awards founder and committee member Marissa Segundo providing an overview of how to submit an PRestige Award entry for different Tactics and Programs categories.

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.

 

Entry Deadlines

Late Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2018
PRSA Tampa Bay Member: $65 per entry
Non-Member: $85 per entry

NOTE: All students enter here for free! Must submit entries using ".edu" email address. 

2017 PRestige Award Winners

BEST OF SHOW

Special Events: Two or More Days – Best of Show
Moffitt Cancer Center’s “Moffitt 30th Anniversary”
Moffitt Cancer Center, Kim Polacek, APR, CPRC, Ann Baker and Jeremy Peplow

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS 

Business-to-Business Initiatives, Products & Services – PRestige Award
Syniverse’s “Dispelling 5G Hype: Navigating LTE Trade Winds”
Syniverse

Community Relations – PRestige Award
Dialogue Public Relations’ “Engaging the Community in Routing the Pinellas Redundant Force Main”
Dialogue Public Relations and Pinellas County Communications

Crisis Communications – PRestige Award
CCH Marketing’s “Orlando’s Pulse Shooting Crisis”
CCH Marketing and Orlando Health

Issues Management – PRestige Award
CCH Marketing’s “Orlando’s Pulse Shooting”
CCH Marketing and Orlando Health

Public Affairs/Government Relations – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Polk County Regional Water Initiative”
Cindy Rodriguez, Ryan Taylor and Gene Heath

Public Service – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “Flatford Swamp Outreach”
SWFWMD’s Employee and External Relations and Resource Management Divisions

Reputation/Brand Management – PRestige Award
Syniverse’s “Dispelling 5G Hype: Navigating LTE Trade Winds”
Syniverse

Reputation/Brand Management – Award of Excellence
Allstate Insurance Company’s “Good Hands Surprise”
Justin Herndon

Reputation/Brand Management – Award of Excellence
Hillsborough County’s “The Making of the New HCFLGov.net”
Hillsborough County Communications & Digital Media

Special Events: One Day – Award of Commendation for Student Entry
USF KnoBull PR’s “KnoBull PR Celebrate Sound”
USF KnoBull PR, Russell Nay and Michael Mezich

Special Events: Two or More Days – PRestige Award
Moffitt Cancer Center’s “Moffitt 30th Anniversary”
Moffitt Cancer Center, Kim Polacek, APR, CPRC, Ann Baker, and Jeremy Peplow

Special Events: Two or More Days – Award of Excellence
B2 Communications’ “Bringing Friends Together Forever with SPCA Tampa Bay and Hill’s Pet Nutrition”
Missy MacFarlane, APR, Laura Fontanills, APR, and Keeley LaForme

PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS

Annual Reports – PRestige Award
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s “THRIVE”
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation

Audio-Visual Productions – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “District Careers Video”
Michele Sager, Alicia Branon and Alex Gazio

Audio-Visual Productions – Award of Excellence
HCP Associates’ “The Courthouse Dog”
HCP Associates

Blogs – PRestige Award
Southwest Florida Water Management District’s “WaterMatters Blog”
Michele Sager, Allen Yarbrough and Kenna Harrison

Media Kits – PRestige Award
PRmediaNow’s “$1.7 Million Dollar Crowdfunding for Nomatic Travel Bag”
Colin Trethewey, APR

Media Relations – PRestige Award
Allstate Insurance Company’s “Allstate Drones Take Flight”
Justin Herndon

Media Relations – Award of Excellence
PRmediaNow’s “Million Dollar Crowdfunding Success for FaceCradle Travel Pillow”
Colin Trethewey, APR

Media Relations – Award of Excellence
B2 Communications’ “Media Coverage Generates Leads for Community with First Crystal Lagoon in U.S.”
Kyle Parks, Leah Saunders, APR, and Tyler Killette

Social Media – PRestige Award
Allstate Insurance Company’s “Good Hands Surprise”
Justin Herndon

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