PRestige Awards

 

6th Annual PRestige Awards, sponsored by McDonald's

The PRestige Awards, presented by PRSA Tampa Bay and sponsored by McDonald's, recognizes outstanding public relations programs and tactics each year by PR professionals and students. This year, the awards program was held virtually on Facebook Live at 3 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020, on the PRSA Tampa Bay Facebook page. Watch the program here: https://fb.watch/1JD5a1l-8D/

The virtual event featured keynote speaker, Bob Conigliaro, vice president of Community Relations for Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurants. Bob spoke on his “passion for generating happiness” and how that approach leads to PR success.  

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AWARDS

The awards highlight compelling public relations initiatives in 26 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.

 

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.

2020 PRestige Award Winners

BEST OF SHOW

Community Relations - TIE for Best of Show

Every Blue Cart Makes a Difference
City of Lakeland with Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)

Special Events - One Day - TIE for Best of Show

SOWW Kayak Tour
Michele Sager, APR, Cara Martin, APR, Springs Team
Southwest Florida Water Management District

PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS 

Community Relations – PRestige Award

Every Blue Cart Makes a Difference
City of Lakeland with Resource Recycling Systems (RRS)

Community Relations – Award of Excellence

Thank You Meals Program
McDonald’s USA

Community Relations – Award of Excellence

Weeki Wachee River Outreach
Virginia Singer, Melissa Gulvin, Frank Gargano
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Consumer Initiatives, Products and Services – PRestige Award

Grow On Us
Dunn&Co. for Grow Financial

Crisis Communications – PRestige Award

Carnival Corporation Pivots to Environmental Progress
Mike Flanagan, LDWW

Crisis Communications – Award of Excellence

Into the Eye of the Storm: Carnival Corporation Supports The Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian
Mike Flanagan, LDWW

Multicultural & Diversity – PRestige Award

Visit Tampa Bay’s Longstanding Commitment to Diversity
Visit Tampa Bay

Public Affairs/Government Relations – PRestige Award

We are TGH Day in Tallahassee
Jennifer McVan, Tampa General Hospital, Jennifer Crabtree

Reputation Management – PRestige Award

Thank You Meals Program
McDonald's USA

Reputation Management – PRestige Award

Carnival Corporation Pivots to Environmental Progress
Mike Flanagan, LDWW

Social Media – PRestige Award

Share A Story Sunday
Elise Ramer, APR
Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Special Events - One Day – PRestige Award

SOWW Kayak Tour
Michele Sager, APR, Cara Martin, APR, Springs Team
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Special Events - Two Days – PRestige Award

Grow On Us
Dunn&Co. for Grow Financial

PUBLIC RELATIONS TACTICS

Annual Reports – PRestige Award

2019 Annual Report: "10-Year Journey"
Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, Trickey Jennus

Magazines & Periodicals – PRestige Award

COM Outlook
Scott Colton, B.A., APR, Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Media Kits – PRestige Award

Most Funded Travel Pants in Crowdfunding History
Colin Trethewey, APR - PRmediaNow

Media Relations – PRestige Award

CareComm
Tampa General Hospital, Public Relations Team

Media Relations – Award of Excellence

Nomatic, Most Funded Camera Bag in Kickstarter History
Colin Trethewey, APR - PRmediaNow

Media Relations – Award of Excellence

Raising A Glass For A Cause: Fall Brewfest for Hospice
Gulfside Healthcare Services, Kirsty Churchill, Leesa Fryer

Media Relations – Award of Excellence

LSF Health Systems Harnesses Media Relations to Bolster Position as Mental Health Expert Across State
Daigle Creative, Dr. Christine Cauffield, Terri Durdaller

Newsletters –  PRestige Awards

Tampa Bay Market Snapshot
Tampa Bay Economic Development Council

Newsletters –  Award of Excellence

Tampa General Hospital "We Are TGH"
Lisa Greene, Daniel Wallace, Curtis Krueger

Social Media – PRestige Awards

Facebook Page
Ulan Nutritional Systems, Sally Falkow, Meritus Media

Press Releases – PRestige Award

Q&A Series
Southwest Florida Water Management District, Robyn Felix, APR, Susanna Martinez Tarokh

Press Releases – Award of Excellence

Most Funded Travel Pants in Crowdfunding History
Colin Trethewey, APR - PRmediaNow

Videos - Short-Form Production – PRestige Award

TGH Takes You Behind the Mask
Jennifer McVan, Phil Buck, Diamond View Studios

Thank you to the PRestige Awards presenting sponsor, McDonald’s USA.

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