Prestigious competition is open to students, regional business and all creative agencies; deadline is March 1, 2019
Sarasota, FL – January 21, 2019 – The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) announces a call for entries for its annual “Image Awards” competition, which recognizes outstanding communications programs, presentations and campaigns. This year’s theme is “All that Glitters is Gold.” Entries are open to marketers, communicators, graphic designers, advertising gurus and public relations masterminds. Everyday projects that garnered success are encouraged and welcome.
The competition is open to businesses or residents in Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto Counties regardless of membership affiliation with FPRA. The local FPRA chapter Image Awards competition is the precursor to FPRA’s Golden Image Awards where the winners participate in a state-wide competition.
The competition includes four divisions, with multiple categories within each division:
Division A – PR and Marketing Programs which include projects like community relations, crisis communication, special events, public service or internal communications
Division B – Printed Tools of PR and Marketing include projects like press releases, annual reports, brochures, magazines and specialty items
Division C – Digital Tools of PR and Marketing include social media, GIFs, videos, apps and online promotional tools
Entries can vary from a print brochure, commercial, website, and viral video to a full public relations campaign. Winners will also be evaluated based on evidence of sound research and planning as well as having met the highest standard of production, execution and evaluation of results and budget.
The deadline for entries is 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019; cost is $45/CWC-FPRA members, $60/non-members, $20/students. Visit www.fpraimage.org/central-west-coast for more information, guidelines and to submit entries. Winners will be announced at the CWC-FPRA breakfast on April 17, 2019 at The Grove in Lakewood Ranch.
“The Image Awards are for any creative professional or college student who is proud of their communications, marketing or public relations projects in the last year. From GIFs to apps, to website redesigns, brochures or promotional items, there is a category for everyone in this competition. It’s time to receive the recognition you deserve for a job well done,” says Elise Ramer, director of Image Awards for the CWC-FPRA, and a repeat Image Award winner, including the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Grand All Image Award at the local and statewide levels.
CWC-FPRA’s 2019 Image Awards program is sponsored by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. CWC-FPRA 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 15 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 about membership in the local area, visit www.cwcfpra.com.