Annual awards program showcases the best practices and programs
in the fields of public relations and communications
SARASOTA, FL – April 15, 2020 – The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) recognized the area’s best work in public relations, marketing and communications during its first ever virtual “2020 Image Awards: Roaring ‘20s” event live on Facebook April 15. The local Image Awards competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs and to encourage and promote the development of the public relations professionalism in our area.
Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning, and design. The competition recognizes work in three divisions: Public Relations Programs, Printed Tools of Public Relations, and Audio-Visual Tools of Public Relations.
Awards were presented by chapter president, Kim Livengood, APR, CPRC, and Image Awards director, Elise Ramer, APR, and were sponsored by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
Anand Pallegar and Nicole Miskovic of At Large earned top honors – the Grand All Image Award – for their entry “The Bay”.
Earning Image Awards were: Pallegar and Miskovic for “The Bay”, Elise Ramer, APR, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty for “Share a Story Sunday” and KSC, Inc. and NGS Films & Graphics for “Texas School Safety Grant Campaign”.
Earning Awards of Distinction were: Stephannie Kettle, Mote Marine Laboratories for “Communications Training”; Lynn Hobeck Bates, APR, CPRC, of Selby Gardens for “Selby Gardens Member Benefits Restructure”, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Marketing Department for “Small Town, Big Roar”; Mischa Kirby, APR and Hunter Carpenter, Community Foundation of Sarasota County for “Philosophy Gatefold”; Heather McLain, Marianne Sibille, Brianne Taber of On Ideas for “ClosetMaid Media Kit” and Anand Pallegar and Nicole Miskovic for “Ask The Bay”.
Earning Judges Award were: Andrea Knies and Jim Shirley of Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County for “Cultural Affairs 50th Anniversary Celebration”; KSC, Inc. and NGS Films & Graphics for “Texas School Safety Grant Campaign” and Lynn Hobeck Bates, APR, CPRC, of Selby Gardens for “Selby Gardens Member Benefits Restructure”.
“The Image Awards are the standard of public relations excellence in the state,” said Elise Ramer, a multi-Image Award winner. “This year’s theme, “The Roaring’ 20’s” was supposed to be representative of the three-ring-circus that is a career in Public Relations. We are the ringmasters, supporting a colorful cast of characters, with exciting highs and dramatic moments. And while this year’s circus may prove to be one much different than we envisioned at the start of the year, we will persevere and remember, THE SHOW WILL GO ON!” We are proud to recognize our local chapters’ innovators and award-winners in planning, execution, and design.” Ramer adds that participation in the Image Awards is not required to enter at the statewide level for the FPRA’s Golden Image Awards; entries are due by May 18, 2020.
To watch the ceremony in its entirety, https://bit.ly/2XFhCqq
CWC-FPRA meets monthly for professional development luncheons and networking. More information can be found online at cwcfpra.com.
Photo ID: Winners recognized during the local virtual public relations association Image Awards celebration were (from top row to bottom l-r) Heather McLain of On Ideas, Host and Chapter President, Kim Livengood, APR, CPRC, of The Eclipse Agency, Nicole Miskovic of At Large, Andrea Knies of Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, Stephannie Kettle of Mote Marine Laboratories, Hunter Carpenter of Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Laitin Schwerin of ClosetMaid, Lynn Hobeck Bates, APR, CPRC, of Selby Gardens, Erin Hoffer, APR, of KSC. Inc., Elise Ramer, APR, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Anand Pallegar of At Large and Mischa Kirby, APR of Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
About The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA)
The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is a network of more than 100 public relations, marketing and communications professionals from Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties who come together for professional development and to build a network of peers. As an active part of the oldest statewide public relations organization in our country, CWC-FPRA takes pride in its 50-plus year history of presenting stimulating programs and advancing the professional growth of its members. The mission of 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. For more about CWC-FPRA, go to cwcfpra.com.