Be the Early Bird! 2018 Spotlight Awards Open For Submission June 11-30!

It’s that time of the year again! The Spotlight Awards early bird begins on June 11 and continues until June 30. Submit your best work from your business or organization from August 2017 to July 2018.

The Spotlight Awards deadline for submission of all entries is July 27. Get your entries in by June 30 and take advantage of the early bird savings!

Click here to submit your entries and for detailed instructions & Spotlight categories

Awards of Distinction: 

Know an outstanding public relations professional? Every year at the Spotlight Awards, PRSA Oregon recognizes individuals who stand out in the public relations community, as well as a person or organization using public relations to better their community or an important cause.

Nominate a public relations rockstar for an Award of Distinction:

  1. New Professional Award of Excellence 
  2. Olga M. Haley Mentorship Award
  3. Ron Schmidt Community Involvement Award 
  4. William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award

You can also email with a brief summary for the individual’s nomination.

Please send nominations by Saturday, June 30.

Judges needed for June!

PRSA Oregon will judge Raleigh PR Society’s entries for their awards program.
This is the perfect time to see what exemplifies and outstanding public relations entry prepping you in time for the PRSA Oregon Spotlight Awards. If you can help judge, please contact Tugce Ertem Eray at
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About Spotlights

There are dozens of awards programs for public relations and integrated communications, both locally and internationally. We all know the ones that are for show. The Spotlight Awards, along with our cousins, PRSA’s Silver and Bronze Anvils, are focused on the same criteria used to determine a candidate’s readiness to go through the Accreditation program: research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Entering in our awards program is a great way to benchmark your organization’s communications programs against best practice methodologies around the country. Our judges provide written feedback, in addition to scores, and you can use this insight to enhance your strengths and address your opportunities for improvement.

Ethics at work: how entries are judged

Entries will be judged by our PRSA colleagues in another jurisdiction (TBD). Two or more judges will review each entry, at least one of whom is a nationally APR accredited professional.  If there is a large discrepancy in the number of points awarded, an additional judge is brought in to render the final decision. Entries are also reviewed by a local audit committee for accuracy and completeness of results.

Nominees compete against themselves, not other entrants. If you did good work, and the judges agree, you’ll receive our state’s highest honor for public relations professionals, a Spotlight Award.