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FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter wins awards at state conference

By Staff | Sep 2, 2021

The Florida Public Relations Association honored the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association with several awards at FPRA’s 82nd Annual Conference held at the Orlando, Ritz Carlton Hotel Aug. 8-11. Members from 15 chapters across the state of Florida and public relations professionals from around the country enjoyed four days of professional development, networking and recognition from their peers.

The Golden Image Awards competition, celebrated during the conference, is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Florida, during the last year, and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design.

FPRA State President Alyson Lundell, APR, CPRC, presented several member organizations from the Southwest Florida chapter with 20 awards across several divisions and categories:

Division A:

Public Relations Programs

• Awarded to: Priority Marketing

Public Service Category:

• Awards of Distinction and a Judge’s Award went to: Priority Marketing, Kids Minds Matter, Unmasking the Epidemic, #KidsMindsMatter

Internal Category:

• Judge’s Award went to: LCEC New Employee Welcome Kit, LCEC Public Relations Team

Promotional/Marketing Category:

• Awards of Distinction and a Judge’s Award went to: Pushing the Envelope Inc., Give the Gift of Angelina’s Tiffany Hernandez, Senior Graphic Designer

Virtual Special Events Category:

• Golden Image Award and a Judges Award went to: Priority Marketing and The Guadalupe Center for Circtacular

• Award of Distinction went to: CONRIC pr + marketing for Calusa Waterkeeper Saving Estero Bay

Other Category:

• Award of Distinction went to: Adyn Strong, Priority Marketing, Fort Myers Brewing Company

Division B:

Collateral of Public Relations

• Grand Golden Image Award went to Priority Marketing and The Guadalupe Center for Circtacular Invitation.

Annual Report Category:

• A Golden Image Award and a Judge’s Award went to: Priority Marketing and The Guadalupe Center for the “Annual Impact Report”

News Release or Pitch Category:

• Award of Distinction went to: Collier County Supervisor of Elections, VBM Editorial Campaign, Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office, Jennifer J. Edwards, Trish Roberston, APR, CPRC

Other Category:

• A Golden Image Award and a Judges Award went to: Priority Marketing and The Guadalupe Center, Circtacular Invitation

Division C:

Digital Tools of Public Relations

Video Public Service Category:

• A Grand Golden Image Award went to: Priority Marketing, Kids Minds Matter, Secret Garden Gala Video

Social Media Category:

• Award of Distinction and a Judge’s Award went to: Kids Minds Matter, Mental Health Mondays, Priority Marketing, Kids Minds Matter

Video-Public Service Category:

• A Golden Image Award and a Judges Award went to: Priority Marketing, Kids Minds Matter, Secret Garden Gala Video

The Southwest Florida chapter was also honored with President’s Awards for Chapter Leadership and Communications and PR from FPRA state President Alyson Gernert, APR, CPRC.

An Award of Distinction is presented to entries that meet the standards of excellence set by a panel of judges, a Golden Image Award is presented to the top-scoring entry in each category if the entry meets predetermined criteria of excellence set by the judges, and a Judges’ Award is presented by judges for an outstanding entry that achieves maximum results while using a minimum amount of money.

Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who enhance the public relations profession in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For additional information, please visit the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA website at fpraswfl.org.

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