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Individual Awards

Honor a professional you respect, and whose work has made a difference for public relations, by nominating them for a PRSA Individual Award.

The nomination deadline is July 20, 2015.

Gold Anvil Award
The Gold Anvil is the Society’s highest Individual Award. It is considered to be PRSA’s lifetime achievement award and is presented to a public relations practitioner who is a PRSA member and whose accomplishments have made a major contribution to the profession. More information, including past recipients.


Public Relations Professional of the Year Award

PRSA’s Public Relations Professional of the Year Award honors the individual who, in the previous year, represented the best in public relations as an outstanding example of the management function that establishes mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and the public on whom its success or failure depends. More information, including past recipients.


Outstanding Educator Award

The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes a PRSA member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching. More information, including past recipients.


The Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA

This award is named in honor of the late Patrick Jackson, APR, Fellow PRSA, a widely known and respected practitioner in the public relations profession. His vision and many contributions to the growth of PRSA are legendary. The award is intended to recognize a member who has significantly contributed to advancing PRSA from the Chapter to National level, as well as furthered the Society by inspiring fellow practitioners professionally and personally. More information, including past recipients.


Paul M. Lund Public Service Award

Named in honor of the late Paul M. Lund, vice president of Public Relations and Employee Communications of AT&T in the early 1970s. Mr. Lund was not only an accomplished leader in public relations, but was also a leader in every community of which he was a part, demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to public service. The Paul M. Lund Public Service Award is given to a PRSA member whose participation as a volunteer in important public activities has increased the common good and reflected credit on the Society. More information, including past recipients.


Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement in International Public Relations

The Atlas Award recognizes a public relations practitioner who has made extraordinary contributions to the practice and profession of public relations in an international environment over the span of his or her career. The recipient need not be a member of PRSA. More information, including past recipients.

 

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