PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

PRSA Portland: July 10, 2012


Jul 12


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It’s our biggest night of the year: the annual Spotlight Awards celebration honoring excellence in public relations.We are now accepting entries for the 2012 Spotlight Awards and Awards of Distinction. And mark this date on your calendar:  Thursday, October 25.  Don’t miss our biggest night of the year!Learn more about this signature event – and how to enter – in this newsletter and on our website.

The 2012 PRSA Portland Spotlight Awards Call for Entries is now available online! Each year, the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter recognizes outstanding work by public relations professionals who have left their mark on the industry. Ours is a dynamic field, constantly challenging its practitioners to stay ahead of evolving technology while continuing to hone tried-and-true communication methods.This year’s Spotlight Awards will highlight the convergence of traditional marketing tactics with digital channels. For the first time, we will offer a paperless entry option, along with a digital presentation of winning entries at the awards ceremony in an effort to better reflect the level of technical sophistication required of today’s public relations professionals.Due Dates

  • Entries are due by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, August 10, 2012.
  • Late entries and Awards of Distinction entries are due by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, August 17, 2012.
  • Any entry submitted after 5 p.m. on August 10 must include late fees in addition to the entry fee.
  • No entries will be accepted after August 17, 2012.

The entry form can be downloaded here. Entries will be accepted on business days from now until the deadline, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at CMD: 1631 N.W. Thurman St., 4th Floor, Portland, Ore. Free short-term parking is available in front of the building entrance.  Be sure to note that you are submitting an item for “Attention entries to PRSA.”


Upcoming Events

Spotlights Awards Workshop: How to Create a Winning Entry

Thursday, July 12
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
 This event is free, but does require registration.Dying to take home some serious hardware at this year’s Portland Metro Chapter PRSA Spotlight awards? As we prepare for this year’s awards, join us for a free and fun peek at how the experts (and your peers!) have created great entries that showcased their award-worthy work at the “How to Prepare a Winning Entry” Workshop. This workshop is your opportunity to learn the tips and tools to present your best work. We’ll have samples on hand of past winning entries, tutorials with the experts and time for Q&A. See the “News” section below for entry submission guidelines.Register online: Waggener Edstrom, Three Centerpointe Dr., Suite 300

Rooftop Networking Party with SEMpdx
Tuesday, August 14
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$15 through Friday, August 10; $25 after August 10; $40 at the door
Location: Hotel deLuxe 729 SW 15th Ave.

PRSA is partnering with SEMpdx as a cohost for the annual Rooftop Party. This event promises to be the most talked about networking event of the year. Be on top of the latest developments at the most innovative marketing and communications associations in the Pacific Northwest! The event will again be at Hotel deLuxe, overlooking the downtown Portland skyline. Enjoy good food, drinks and conversations as a DJ spins tunes. Don’t miss the best networking event of the summer!

Register online:

Save the Date: Spotlight Awards Ceremony
Thursday, October 25
Location: Castaway, 1900 N.W. 18th Ave., Portland
Cost and Registration:
To be announced

We look forward to seeing our peers’ award-winning work and welcoming both PRSA members, partners and community members to the 2012 Spotlight Awards.

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About the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter
The Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of 111 PRSA chapters located across the country. The chapter serves more than 200 members from Oregon and Southwest Washington with the mission of offering public relations professionals a forum for idea sharing, professional development and networking.
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