Members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America were honored at the BRPRSA’s annual Summit Awards Gala held on Friday. The gala recognizes the best in public relations and communication among professional public relations practitioners in southwest Virginia. A list of this year’s winners can be found below.
Here is the press release from the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA, November 11, 2013 – The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) held its 12th annual Summit Awards Gala on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. The Summit Awards are an annual recognition of the best in public relations and communications efforts by professional public relations practitioners in Southwest Virginia.
The Summit Awards include sixteen categories which allow individuals or agencies to submit their work in a variety of areas, with most divided into modest or average budgets. A record 68 entries were received and submissions have the opportunity to receive either a Gold or Silver Summit Award. This year’s entries were judged by the Kentucky Chapter of PRSA and were evaluated in the areas of research, planning, execution, and evaluation. The entire competition is open to all professional public relations practitioners in Southwest Virginia and membership in PRSA is not required.
Additionally, Dr. Lorraine Lange, Superintendent for Roanoke County Public Schools, received the Compass award, which is given to a local individual, supporter or expert on Public Relations who not only appreciates the value of public relations, but who demonstrates a clear vision for the strategic role it plays in the success of an organization.
Overall Summit Awards and Gala sponsor was Businesswire. Blue Filly Productions sponsored the design for call for entries, programs and other materials. Minuteman Press sponsored the printing of the programs. Robertson Marketing Group was a gala event sponsor. American National University sponsored the gala photography. All Star Impressions sponsored the Best in Show awards. Read more »