Niagara Awards

Niagara Awards Entry Form

PRSA of NWPA Accepting Nominations for ‪2018 Niagara Awards

Edinboro, PA‪ (August 13, 2018) – The Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is currently accepting submissions for the 5th Annual Niagara Awards. The Niagara Awards recognize the best communication practitioners, campaigns and tactics in the region.

“We are proud to recognize and honor the best of Northwestern Pennsylvania’s public relations, communications and marketing professionals and showcase the efforts taking place in our community,” said Rebecca Styn, president of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the national professional organization. “The Niagara Awards pays tribute to the outstanding work of our region’s companies and individuals.”

All entries are judged by PR professionals outside of the Erie region.

The deadline for entries is ‪October 5. The winners will be announced at the Niagara Awards Reception ‪on Thursday, November 15 at Brewerie at Union Station.

Entries cost $25 each for PRSA members, students and nonprofits; $35 each for non-members.

Winners will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Community Relations
  • Special Events and Observances
  • Public Service and Public Affairs
  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Crisis Communications / Reputation Management
  • Internal Communications
  • Multicultural Public Relations
  • Integrated Communications
  • Interactive (Social Media) Communications
  • Media Relations/Feature Stories
  • Publications (Print or Digital)
  • Video News Release/Marketing Video

The 2018 Community Relations Person of the Year, Broadcast Journalist of the Year, Print Journalist of the Year and Public Relations Person of the Year will also be presented. A Best of Show winner will also be announced, as well as the first ever Digital Media Person of the Year.

Last year, we received yet again a record number of entries for the contest. The Winners included: Allegheny College, Brevillier Village, Diocese of Erie, Erie Ale Works, Erie Art Museum, Erie Community Foundation,  Erie Federal Credit Union, Erie Philharmonic, Erie Seawolves, General McLane School District, Humane Society of NWPA,  NAMI of Erie County, Penn State Behrend, Stevens Strategic Communications and UPMC Hamot.

The Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the professional organization that brings together public relations, communications and marketing practitioners throughout Erie, PA.

If you have any questions about the categories, contact Marissa Orbanek at marissaorbanek@generalmclane.org.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Niagara Sponsorship: $1,000

  • Four (4) Niagara Award Entries
  • Includes eight (8) tickets to VIP Party and event
  • Corporate Name & Logo on all event publicity.
  • Mention in all pre-event advertising & PR including press releases, social media, and event invitations as main sponsor of the Niagara Awards.
  • Corporate signage display at Niagara Awards event.
  • Verbal recognition as main sponsor of event by event MC.
  • Opportunity to present an award at the event.

Commodore Perry Sponsorship: $500

  • Three (3) Niagara Award Entries
  • Includes four (4) tickets to VIP Party and event
  • Mention in PR including press releases and social media as a sponsor of the Niagara Awards.
  • Corporate signage display at Niagara Awards event.

Admiral Sponsorship: $250

  • Two (2) Niagara Award Entries
  • Includes two (2) tickets to VIP Party and event
  • Mention in PR including press releases, social media, and event program as sponsor of the Niagara Awards.
  • Corporate signage display at Niagara Awards event.

Schooner Sponsorship: $125

  • One (1) Niagara Award Entry
  • Includes one (1) ticket to VIP Party and event
  • Corporate signage display at Niagara Awards event.

For more information on sponsorships, contact Michele King at kingm@lcbalife.org.

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