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2014 IMPACT Awards for Excellence in Public Relations

Sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America, Southern Arizona Chapter

Join us on October 21 for one of the best PR networking events of the year! The PRSA 2014 Networking Event and IMPACT Awards of Excellence is an opportunity to mingle with fellow PR professionals and congratulate this year's winners.

This year's event includes a Happy Hour with food, beverages, and time to mingle, followed by the IMPACT Awards Ceremony, which recognizes public relations and communications professionals in our community for their outstanding efforts.

The event is open to both PRSA members and nonmembers. This is a great opportunity to meet or re-connect with other public relations professionals and business leaders in Southern Arizona.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 5 - 7 p.m. | Stillwell House & Garden | 134 S. Fifth Ave. | Tucson, AZ

Chapter Member/Nonmember/Guest Ticket: $35

Student Ticket: $15

Register here to attend this premier event!

Ceremony MC: Dana Cooper, sponsorship marketing consultant, The University of Arizona Athletics/IMG.

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors for their event support! Local businesses including BizTucson Magazine, Balfour Walker Photography, Diversified Print Solutions, Arizona Inn, Russell Public Communications, and our Title Sponsor, the Arizona Daily Star, have all pledged their support for this year's event.


IMPACT Awards Entry Details

Who should enter?
All public relations and communications professionals in Southern Arizona should enter. 

What can I enter?
Applicants can enter full campaigns or individual tactics in several categories. Majority of the work on the campaign or tactic must have taken place between January 2013 and June 2014.  Campaigns or tactics can be ongoing as of June 2014.

Deadlines and entry fees

Early Bird Submissions: Friday July 11, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.; $30 PRSA Chapter members; $40 non-members

Entry Deadline: Friday August 1, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.; $40 PRSA Chapter members; $50 non-members

When will winners be announced?
Winners will be announced at the IMPACT Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Stillwell House & Garden, 134 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson, AZ.         

Who will judge?
Entries will be judged by a panel of public relations professionals from the PRSA Inland Empire Chapter in California. Entrants will receive the judges’ evaluations. The judges’ form will follow a specific criteria noted under "Categories and Criteria." Decisions of the judges are final. If entries in a category do not meet the judges’ criteria for excellence, then no award will be made in that category.

Special Awards
Each year the chapter seeks nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Professional of the Year Award and the Outstanding New Practitioner Award.  See IMPACT Special Awards submission information and nominate a colleague for the recognition they deserve.

This year's IMPACT Awards Chair is Kathleen Brown, (303) 921-1672. IMPACT Awards committee members include: Nicole Dalrymple, Terry Marshall, Jason Miko, Evan Sullivan and Jessa B. Turner.

2014 IMPACT Awards Entry Form

Categories & Criteria

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