As PRCA members, we are also automatically members of the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF). And that means we can all enter the SPRF Lantern Awards.
Awards, including Certificates of Merit, Awards of Excellence and Lantern Awards, are given in 25 categories that mirror our PRCA Medallion Awards process. However, the eligibility window for entries is different. The timeframe for Lantern entry eligibility is from May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012.
The deadline to enter in the 2012 Lantern Awards program is July 2, and the extended deadline is July 13.
Entry fees are $55 per entry (May 1-July 2) and go up to $65 per entry (July 3-13). There will be no additional extended deadline after July 13. Winners will be announced during the SPRF conference Oct. 7-9, 2012, in Destin, Fla.