The Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) recognizes outstanding work in the field of public relations through its annual Lantern Awards program.

The entries are judged on their individual merit by nationwide PR practitioners. The awards program offers three levels of recognition, including Certificates of Merit, Awards of Excellence and Lantern Awards. From those, the judges also select the Best of Show Award and up to three Judges’ Choice Awards (one from each Tier).

Call for entries usually begins in May with the deadline for entries in July. Winning entries are announced during the SPRF conference typically held in September.

Find details about the SPRF Lanterns awards process and criteria at