SPRF Annual Awards- Lanterns and Senior Practitioner

May 7, 2012  |  Awards, News, Students  |  Comments Off on SPRF Annual Awards- Lanterns and Senior Practitioner

Lantern Entries are Now Open!!

The Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) recognizes outstanding work in the field of public relations through its annual Lantern Awards program. Awards, including Certificates of Merit, Awards of Excellence and Lantern Awards, are given in 25 categories. From those, the judges also select the Best of Show Award and two Judges’ Choice Awards.

The deadline for entries 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. For more information or to submit your entries, visit the entry website. Winners will be announced during the SPRF conference Oct. 7-9, 2012, in Destin, Fla.


SPRF Senior Practitioner Nominations are due June 8th!

The senior practitioner designation was established to honor SPRF members who are recognized by their peers as veteran public relations professionals with high ethical standing. Nomination and selection is made by local chapter based on criteria set by the Federation. To receive the designation “senior practitioner,” a recipient must qualify in three of the following four criteria:

  • 15 years of full-time public relations experience
  • Accreditation by a UAB member organization
  • Officer or board member at chapter, state or SPRF level
  • Recognition of professionalism as evidenced by such awards as Practitioner of the Year, Lantern Award or similar honor

Please complete the following form and return it to NAPRCA VP Projects Sarah Collison, sarah.collison@crestwoodmedcenter.com. The deadline is Friday, June 8, 2012.


2012 PRCA Medallion Awards Deadline is Jan 27

December 28, 2011  |  Awards, News, Students  |  Comments Off on 2012 PRCA Medallion Awards Deadline is Jan 27

UPDATE:  The Medallions deadline is now past — good luck everyone!


If you haven’t get put your 2012 PRCA Medallion Awards entries together, now is the time.  Deadline is January 27 for postmarked entries.  Of course, earning recognition from your peers is a career-enhancing step, but here’s another good reason to enter.  This year’s conference will be hosted by North Alabama (find PR:RECHARGE conference information here) — we need lots of local members to enter and support the chapter!

Enter online on the Medallions website. For more information about the Medallion competition, contact 2012 Medallion Chair Nia Johnson at niamjohnson@gmail.com. For more information on the 2012 PRCA State conference, check out the PR:RECHARGE blog pages.

NAPRCA Wins 2nd Place at SPRF Chapter of Distinction Awards

October 10, 2011  |  Awards, News  |  Comments Off on NAPRCA Wins 2nd Place at SPRF Chapter of Distinction Awards

NAPRCA Wins 2nd Place at SPRF Chapter of Distinction Awards for 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, NAPRCA earned 2nd place overall in the SPRF Chapter of Distinction Awards held during the Southern Public Relations Federation annual conference in Point Clear, October 2-4, 2011.

NAPRCA beat out competing chapters across four states with three 1st place finishes, including Chapter Management for the second consecutive year.  The awards, which are announced at the annual SPRF Conference, are for the following categories:

  • Accreditation – 1st
  • Chapter Management – 1st (tie with Mobile chapter)
  • Membership – 1st
  • Communication – 2nd
  • Public Service – 2nd
  • Programs – 3rd
  • Projects – 3rd
  • PR Education – 3rd

Each chapter may compete in up to eight categories:  Accreditation, Chapter Management, Membership, Communication, Public Service, Programs, Projects, & PR Education.  The submissions are evaluated by SPRF’s Senior Leadership Council based on four criteria (situation analysis, goals/objectives, execution, and evaluation).  The full guidelines for each category can be found on the SPRF website.

The SPRF Chapter of Distinction awards were created in 2009 and the NAPRCA chapter took 1st place for Programs that first year. In 2010, NAPRCA increased its stature with four 1st place finishes (PR Education, Projects, Chapter Management, and Communication) and two 2nd places (Programs and Membership), which earned a second place standing overall within SPRF.

The chapter’s honors are small steps toward even greater success

SPRF honors the chapter that excels in the most categories by awarding the Jamie Palmer Chapter of Distinction Award.  For three years, that distinction has gone to the Mobile Alabama Chapter.

Kudos to all who contributed to the chapter’s success!


February 6, 2011  |  Awards, JOIN PRCA NOW  |  Comments Off on A LEGACY OF CHAPTER AWARDS

Part of the North Alabama legacy is a history of award-winning professional activity. Our chapter has won the Sharon Heflin “Chapter of the Year” Award six times.

Ten North Alabama members have received the state-wide organization’s highest honor, the Philip R. Forrest Practitioner of the Year Award.

Nineteen North Alabama members have been named Senior Practitioners.

Nearly every year, our members bring home Medallion Awards bestowed by their peers in the state.