2020 Awards

Congratulations to our winners

The 73rd Virginia Public Relations Awards presented by Padilla was held as a virtual recognition on PRSA Richmond’s social media accounts May 18, 19 and May 20.

View the video presentation of the 2020 Virginia PR Awards.

Congratulations to our Thomas Jefferson and Rising Star Winners:

Thomas Jefferson Winner: Carol Billingsley, System Director, Public Relations & Communications at Bon Secours Mercy Health. Read the spotlight.

Rising Star Winner: Taylor Thornberg, public relations specialist, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. Read the spotlight.

View the full list of winners (PDF).

Trophy Pick-up/Shipping, Virginia PR Award Winners

All trophies are in production with Crown Trophy and will be available by June 1, 2020.

Due to current restrictions, winners must contact Crown Trophy directly to arrange trophy pick-up, shipping, or duplicate orders. There is no fee associated with the first trophy or trophy pick-up. If a winner chooses to have their trophy shipped, there will be a shipping fee. If a winner chooses to order more than one trophy, there will be a duplicate order fee.

Please contact Crown Trophy for details:

Crown Trophy
8111 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, Virginia 23228

Special thanks to our sponsors for their support and flexibility during this time.

  • Padilla
  • The Hodges Partnership
  • Dominion Energy
  • Virginia Tourism
  • CarMax
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters
  • Brandon O’Neill Creative Co.
  • Broadscope Media


Please email PRSA Richmond Second VP of Awards Sarah Murphy at sdmurphy@vcu.edu.