CALL FOR ENTRIES: PRSA Parthenon Awards

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Parthenon Awards! Please read the submission information below and submit your entries by Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. to receive the lowest entry fees. All entries must be received by Thursday, March 7, at 5 p.m. in order to be considered.

Click here to submit your entry now!

Who May Enter
Public relations and communications professionals working in the Middle Tennessee area.

What May Be Entered
All work entered must have been released, published or performed – at least in substantial part – during the 2018 calendar year. The same material may be submitted in more than one category. Each category entered will incur a separate entry fee.

Entry Fees
Entry fees must accompany all Program and Project Category entries.

PRSA member fees:
$75/entry
$100/late entry
$65/nonprofit entry
$90/late nonprofit entry

Nonmember fees:
$100/entry
$125/late entry
$90/nonprofit entry
$115/late nonprofit entry

Student fees are $25 for public relations students currently attending:
Austin Peay State University
Belmont University
Lipscomb University
Middle Tennessee State University
Western Kentucky University

Entry Deadlines
All entries must be submitted online at
https://prsanashville.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/3

Submission deadline: 5 p.m. CST, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

Late submission deadline: 5 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 7, 2019

Payment Information

You will be prompted to pay when completing your online entry.

Finalists will be notified by email.

Awards will be presented at the PRSA Parthenon Awards dinner in the spring. Please be on the lookout for an awards date and location announcement.

JUDGING
Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of senior-level public relations practitioners from a fellow Public Relations Society of America chapter. This group will examine the entries and select the winners. Parthenon Awards are presented for excellence in public relations programming. Judges reserve the right to limit the number of Parthenons or Awards of Merit per category.

Each of the following criteria receives equal weight in PROGRAM categories.

Research
Each entry will be judged for the quality of original or secondary research used to determine the scope of the problem or opportunity the entry addressed and the factors of importance to strategic planning.

Planning
Each entry is examined from the standpoint of the objectives established, creativity, judgment in selecting strategies and techniques, budget accuracy, and difficulties encountered.

Execution
Judges will examine how the plan was implemented, materials used, in-progress adjustments to the plan, techniques to win management’s support, difficulties encountered and how effectively resources were used.

Evaluation
Judges will consider to what degree a program met its objectives and what efforts were undertaken to identify, analyze and quantify results.

For PROJECT categories, judging will be based on creativity, quality of production, persuasiveness of content, technical excellence and appropriateness for the declared audience.

Visit the AWARDS SUBMISSION SITE for guidelines and full details on how to enter.

Questions? Please contact Tom Hayden (thayden@mpf.com) or Rachel Treadwell (Rachel.Treadwell@finnpartners.com), 2019 Parthenon Awards co-chairs.

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