Online Submission Open for 69th Virginia Public Relations Awards

Did you have a project last year that you know was outstanding? Make sure it receives the attention and acclaim it deserves!


Entries are now being accepted for the 69th Virginia Public Relations Awards.

Learn more and submit your entries online.

The early submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 ($75 for members, $95 for non-members) and the final submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 29 ($135 for members, $155 for non-members).

Award nominations can be submitted for work implemented, at least in part, during 2015 and will be considered in four categories:

  • Commonwealth Awards: For public relations programs or campaigns
  • Capital Awards: For public relations tactics
  • Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Relations Excellence: Recognizing a seasoned public relations practitioner for his or her contributions to the profession
  • Rising Star: Recognizing an outstanding new practitioner with five or fewer years of professional public relations experience

View complete entry information and rules.

Please note that while the Commonwealth and Capital awards are open to practitioners working across Virginia, recipients of the Thomas Jefferson and Rising Star awards must work in the Greater Richmond metropolitan region.

In case you haven’t submitted an entry online before – or just need a refresher – we’ll be offering help sessions at the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club immediately following both the January and February PRSA Richmond luncheons.

If you have any immediate questions or need assistance concerning this year’s application process or awards program, please contact Greg Surber at or (804) 788-6893.

Don’t forget to save the date for the awards ceremony: The 69th Virginia Public Relations Awards will be Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts!