Chapter Awards

Chapter Awards

Each year, the Chapter Awards recognize the best of the best PRSA Georgia members who have demonstrated leadership within the Chapter and the public relations profession. Nominations for the Rising Star (fewer than eight years of experience), Shining Star (eight to 15 years of experience), and Luminary Star (more than 15 years of experience) awards are submitted by PRSA Georgia members, with winners selected by a panel of judges.

In addition, the Chapter presents the annual Distinguished Public Relations Award to recognize a prominent Georgian outside the public relations practice who has made an outstanding contribution to Georgia’s regional, national, or international reputation through public relations practices and principles.

Nominations for the 2024 Chapter Awards will open July 10! Winners are announced in October and celebrated at the annual Awards Celebration.

Have questions? Email David Blumenthal at blumenthald@gmail.com.

 

See below for more information on each award.

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.