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.