PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

Spotlight Awards

Thank you for celebrating the best of Oregon public relations with us! We’ll see you next year.

How does our awards program make you a better professional?

There are dozens of awards programs for public relations and integrated communications, both locally and internationally. We all know the ones that are for show. The Spotlight Awards, along with our cousins, PRSA’s Silver and Bronze Anvils, are focused on the same criteria used to determine a candidate’s readiness to go through the Accreditation program: research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Entering in our awards program is a great way to benchmark your organization’s communications programs against best practice methodologies around the country. Our judges provide written feedback, in addition to scores, and you can use this insight to enhance your strengths and address your opportunities for improvement.

Ethics at work: how entries are judged

Entries are judged by our PRSA colleagues in Phoenix, Arizona. Two or more judges will review each entry, at least one of whom is a nationally APR accredited professional.  If there is a large discrepancy in the number of points awarded, an additional judge is brought in to render the final decision. Entries are also reviewed by a local audit committee for accuracy and completeness of results.

Nominees compete against themselves, not other entrants. If you did good work, and the judges agree, you’ll receive our state’s highest honor for public relations professionals, a Spotlight Award.

Get help preparing your entry

Also, consider modeling your entry after one of these award-winning entries:

Winner’s circle

To learn more about past award-winning campaigns and tactics, check out the lists of our 2014 Spotlight Award winners and our 2013 Spotlight Award winners.

Order Duplicate Trophies

Spotlight Award Duplicate Trophy Order Form

  • Shipping and handling included in price.
  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.
  • All trophies include the type of the award (Merit or Spotlight) and the category. Entry-specific engraving is up to you; however, our standard format is as follows:

    Entry title
    Individual(s), if applicable
    Organization(s)
  • Please write your full name below to confirm that you are placing an order for a duplicate trophy and agree to provide payment upon receipt of invoice (invoice delivered to the email address provided via PayPal). Please note: Production time for orders placed at or after the Spotlight Awards Ceremony is seven to 10 business days, and shipping is an additional four to five business days. Order will not be placed until after payment is received.