You Do Award-Winning Work.
As this past year has challenged us all, why not think back to all you have accomplished and continue to develop? Consider entering the PRSA Central PA Chapter’s annual Keystone Awards.
Each day, you are learning and growing in your professional career. You accomplish new tasks, find a better best practice and earn huge success for your business.
You turn problems into solutions.
You emerge – just like a butterfly leaving an empty chrysalis. It is not an easy feat. It doesn’t happen overnight. Your dedication and determination power you to the end of a project – a possible award-winning project.
You create opportunities, so why not capitalize on one?
Anyone can enter any of the 22 keystone categories, so there is something for every public relations professional. These categories include, but are not limited to, internal communications, written communication projects, media relations, digital communications campaigns, branding, videos, newsletters and annual reports.
Whether it is a project of your own, or a project formed from a team effort, consider entering your hard work. The awards honor work for strategies and tactics completed between July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
After entering your project(s) by Oct. 1, 2021, join us for an awards luncheon held in mid-November to celebrate the great work ongoing in our communities.
Please find our award resources below to learn more about the 2021 Annual Central PA PRSA Keystone Awards:
- Award entry categories
- Individual awards
- Annual submission guidelines
- How to submit your entry online
- Tips for preparing your entry
Award entry fees:
Nonmembers: $80 for first entry, $10 discount per additional entry
Members: $75 for first entry, $10 discount per additional entry
You Do Award-Winning Work.
As each of us navigate the day-to-day research, strategies, plans, and tactics of our public relations and communications projects, we’re putting in our all for fantastic results. We’re guiding executive planning, interacting with the media, finessing messaging to our audiences – and we’re doing it with poise and effectiveness.
Each year, the Central PA Chapter of PRSA invites public relations and communications professionals to submit their best projects to our annual Keystone Awards. Anyone can enter – no membership required. And project categories are extensive, including internal communications, written communication projects, media relations, digital communications campaigns, branding, videos, newsletters and annual reports.
The deadline is the first Friday in October. Project submissions include a two-page summary of the entry, and up to five supporting documents.
Our entries are judged by a sister chapter through PRSA national. The judges’ rubric reviews the research, planning, execution, results, and supporting materials for each entry. Scores of 70 – 85 receive a Silver Keystone, and scores of 86 to 100 are awarded a Keystone Award.
An awards luncheon is held in mid-November each year, including a speaker and professional photos.
- You can review the entry categories here.
- An outline of individual (awards for a person instead of a project) awards are here.
- The annual submission guidelines are here.
- We’ll even walk you through how to submit your entry online here.
- And an FAQ with tips for preparing your entry for your entries is here.