Niagara Awards

The PRSA/NWPA Niagara Awards are awarded annually to public relations practitioners who have successfully addressed a contemporary issue with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness.

The PRSA Niagara Awards recognize complete public relations programs and projects incorporating sound research, planning, execution and evaluation. Winning entries must meet the highest standards of performance in the profession. A Best of Show Award will be given to the entry that stands out from the rest. All entries are judged by PR professionals outside of the Erie region.

Once again, we received a record number of entries for the 2017 Awards. We’d like to thank all who entered and again congratulate our winners:

2017 Niagara Award Winners

CATEGORY: Community Relations
SILVER: Home Run Recipes Campaign, Erie SeaWolves

CATEGORY: Special Events and Observances 
GOLD: 2017 Catholic Charities Ball, Diocese of Erie
SILVER: ARTrageous a Smashing Success!, Erie Art Museum
SILVER: Erie Gives Day, The Erie Community Foundation

CATEGORY: Public Service and Public Affairs
SILVER: Fill Beds and Change the Public’s View about Mental Illness, Stevens Strategic Communications

CATEGORY: Advertising/Marketing
GOLD: Learning Resource Center Campaign, Penn State Behrend
GOLD: Home Run Recipes Campaign, Erie SeaWolves
SILVER: How to Double Your Noise, Vibration and Thermal Business in Less Than One Year, Stevens Strategic Communications

CATEGORY: Internal Communications
GOLD: Board Manual, Erie Philharmonic
SILVER: Implementation Guides, Diocese of Erie

CATEGORY: Multicultural Public Relations
GOLD: Eriez Magnetics, Stevens Strategic Communications

CATEGORY: Integrated Communications
GOLD: Allegheny College
GOLD: Glenwood Facility Grand Opening Integrated Marketing Plan, Erie Federal Credit Union
SILVER: 2017-18 Season Release Campaign, Erie Philharmonic

CATEGORY: Interactive (Social Media) Communications
GOLD: Show Us Your Pitties, Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania
GOLD: Erie Ale Works 0.01K Foot Race, Erie Ale Works
SILVER: SuperBowl LI, General McLane School District

CAETGORY: Media Relations/Feature Articles
GOLD: Coarse Particle Flotation is Sexy to Global Mining Media, Stevens Strategic Communications
GOLD: The Bishop Roars, Diocese of Erie
SILVER: WIRED Iris Scanner, Brevillier Village
SILVER: Stop the Bleed, UPMC Hamot

CATEGORY: Publications (Print or Digital)
GOLD: Allegheny Magazine – Ahead of the Curve, Allegheny College
GOLD: NAMI’s Community Report: First Report, NAMI
GOLD: Transformational Philanthropy, The Erie Community Foundation
SILVER: Faithful Servants, Diocese of Erie
SILVER: Penn State Behrend Magazine, Penn State Behrend

CATEGORY: Video News Release/Audio Visual Program
SILVER: Lights, Camera, Action, Diocese of Erie

BEST OF SHOW: Allegheny Magazine – Ahead of the Curve, Allegheny College