PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

PRSA Announces Call for Entries for 2012 Spotlight Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  July 9, 2012
Media Contacts

Amy Rosenberg – PRSA-Portland Metro Chapter
spotlights@prsa-portland.org

 PRSA Announces Call for Entries for 2012 Spotlight Awards

Annual competition highlights outstanding work from regional public relations professionals

PORTLAND, Ore. — Each year the region’s public relations professionals recognize the outstanding work of their peers at the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter’s 2012 Spotlight Awards. In preparation for this gala event, the chapter announced the call for entries this week. This juried competition culminates at the awards ceremony on Oct. 25, when industry professionals from Oregon and Southwest Washington will honor those who have raised the standards of the practice through their standout tactics and campaigns.

DEADLINES AND DETAILS

Spotlight Award entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Late entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Any entry submitted after 5 p.m. on Aug. 10 must include late fees in addition to the entry fee. No entries will be accepted after Aug. 17, 2012. The entry form can be downloaded at http://www.prsa-portland.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Spotlights2012_CFEForm.pdf.

Entries will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on business days at CMD: 1631 N.W. Thurman St., 4 Floor, Portland, Ore. Free short-term parking is available in the front of the building entrance. Mark entries, “Attention: PRSA.”

ENTRY FEES

PRSA member: $70 per entry; 3 entries for $190

Non-member: $85 per entry; 3 entries for $235

Pro Bono submission: $45 per entry

(Unemployed PRSA members can submit an entry at the pro bono price)

Late fee: $35 per entry + entry fee

Proceeds from entry fees support the chapter’s college scholarship program, annual Communicators Conference and many professional development programs throughout the year.

LEARN HOW TO WRITE A WINNING ENTRY

For help preparing a winning entry, register for the Spotlight Awards Workshop on July 12: How to Create a Winning Entry,” which features a look at past Spotlight Award winners. Event details: http://www.prsa-portland.org/our-events/spotlight-awards.

SPOTLIGHT AWARDS EVENT IN OCTOBER

Join the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, for the Spotlight Awards ceremony at Castaway, 1900 N.W. 18 Ave., Portland, Ore. This year, the Spotlight Awards will highlight the convergence of traditional marketing tactics with digital channels.

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of 111 PRSA chapters located across the country. It serves about 200 members from Oregon and Southwest Washington, with the mission of offering public relations professionals a forum for idea sharing, professional development and networking. www.prsa-portland.org

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