• The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association Announces: Call for Entries for “Image Awards” in Public Relations

    Deadline is March 3, 2017

    This prestigious competition showcases the best practices and programs in the field of public relations.


    SARASOTA, FL (February 2, 2017) The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) announces a call for entries for the prestigious “Image Award” competition, which is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs. Entry is open to all communications professionals regardless of membership affiliation with FPRA.

    The four divisions in which to enter are: Public Relations Programs defined as a broad-based communications endeavor using two or more public relations tools. Printed Tools of Public Relations, defined as any printed material used for a public relations purpose, either standing alone or as part of a public relations program. It includes written material and specialty items. Audio/Visual/Online Tools of Public Relations, defined as any online, audio, or audio/visual presentation or program that serves a public relations objective. Student Projects in Public Relations. This division is restricted to entries submitted by full- or part-time students enrolled at an accredited Florida university or college.

    The deadline for entries is March 3, 2017, at 5 p.m. Visit www.fpraimage.org for more information, guidelines and to submit entries. Please select “Central West Coast Chapter” to begin the online submission process. Winners will be announced at a luncheon in April.

    “We have some of the best communicators in our area who should be recognized for their work. This is awards program that truly highlights only the best of the best,” says Elise Ramer, director of Image Awards for the CWC-FPRA, and a multi-Image Aware winner, including the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Grand All Image Award at the local and statewide levels.

    The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association meets monthly for professional development luncheons and networking. Visit www.cwcfpra.com for the latest details.

    The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The organization’s 16 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,500 members across the state. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit www.fpra.org.