Chapter Awards

PRSA Georgia Chapter Awards 2021

Nominations for this year’s Rising Star, Shining Star, Luminary Star, and George Goodwin Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced in October on this page and in the Chapter Newsletter.

Rising Star

This award recognizes a PRSA Georgia member who has demonstrated leadership within the profession and the Chapter. The nominee must be a member of PRSA Georgia for at least one year and have been active in the Chapter. Nominees should have fewer than eight years of experience excluding internships or part-time employment.

Shining Star

This award recognizes a PRSA Georgia member who has demonstrated leadership within the profession and the Chapter. The nominee must be active in PRSA Georgia and a Chapter member for at least three years. Nominees should have eight to 15 years of experience excluding internships or part-time employment.

Luminary Star

This award recognizes a PRSA Georgia member who has demonstrated leadership within the profession and the Chapter. The nominee also must have been consistently active in PRSA Georgia and a Chapter member for at least five years. Nominees should have more than 15 years of experience excluding internships or part-time employment.

George Goodwin Award

The George Goodwin Award is presented to a Chapter member annually in recognition of significant contributions to the community through volunteer service in civic, cultural, charitable, educational and/or religious work. These contributions, which must not be solely on behalf of an employer or client, may involve service to one or many groups.  Nominees must be members of PRSA Georgia. The award honors George Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and public relations trailblazer, who helped shape modern Atlanta by bringing people of different political, religious, and social backgrounds together for the common good of the city and the state. 

In addition to the awards above, the Chapter recognizes a prominent Georgian outside of the public relations practice who has made an outstanding contribution to Georgia’s regional, national, or international reputation through public relations practices and principles with the Distinguished Public Relations Award. This winner is selected by the PRSA Georgia Board of Directors. 

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