Time Management Tips for Submitting Virginia PR Awards

Right now, you have one month to get your submissions in for the 70th Annual Virginia Public Relations Awards. If you haven’t started yet, that’s okay. You still have plenty of time to get your entries in, as long as you have a game plan in place.

Here are a few tips and tricks to get all the components together for your submission.

  • Set aside an hour to plan your Virginia PR Awards attack. Figure out your budget and which projects are standouts and write down the basic information for each of those projects (goals, objectives, budget, outcomes, etc).
  • Create a schedule and reserve time on your calendar to work on your entries. If you’re doing four awards, work on one entry a week and set daily goals. For example, Monday is for setting up the submission on the website; Tuesday is for drafting your summary; Wednesday is for pulling together documentation; Thursday is for final editing; and Friday is for drafting the executive summary, renaming documentation files, and uploading everything to the website.
  • Make a folder on your desktop to act as a repository as you work through the narrative. Dump any information you think is relevant here so when you go to pull documentation, you’re only looking in one place.
  • If you have a team to work with, delegate to-do’s and designate a point person for each project.

What other tricks have you used to get your entries submitted on time? E-mail Second Vice President of Awards Casey Prentice, cprentice@hodgespart.com, and you may see your advice on the PRSA Richmond Chapter’s social media channels. The early deadline for submissions is February 27, 2017. The regular deadline is March 6, 2017.