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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 deadline for 2020 nominations is August 31st.

Gold Anvil Award

The Gold Anvil is the Society’s highest individual Award.  It is considered to be the PRSA lifetime achievement award and is presented to a public relations practitioner who is a PRSA member in good standing with a minimum of 20 years of experience and whose accomplishments have made a major contribution to the profession. 

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Outstanding Educator Award

The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes a PRSA member in good standing with a minimum of 20 years of experience in public relations who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching.  

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The Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA

This award, named in honor of the late Patrick Jackson, APR, Fellow PRSA, recognizes an experienced PRSA member in good standing who has significantly advanced PRSA by working to support Chapters, Districts and/or National, and inspiring fellow practitioners, professionally and personally.

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Paul M. Lund Public Service Award

This award is named in honor of the late Paul M. Lund, vice president of public relations and employee communications of AT&T in the early 1970s. 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. 

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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. 

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Public Relations Professional of the Year Award

The 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 a mutually beneficial relationship between an organization and the public upon who it's success or failure depends.

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