Call for Entries: Public Relations Society of America 2016 IMPACT Awards Extended. Rates increased $5

Deadline for entries EXTENDED Monday, September 5 at 5 pm.

Calling all Public Relations and Communications professionals—The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is seeking nominations for the 2016 IMPACT Awards.

Held annually, the awards highlight outstanding examples of public relations and communications efforts across our region. Entrants are encouraged to submit and highlight their organization’s commitment to PR; stand out among peers and demonstrate their impact on the industry.

All submissions, or the majority of the work, must have taken place between June 2015 and June 2016 and must be from practitioners in southern Arizona or for southern Arizona clients. Entries will be judged for their excellence in research, planning and execution by a panel of PR and communications professionals from the PRSA Thoroughbred Chapter. Full campaigns and/or individual tactics may be submitted. Both Members and Nonmembers of PRSA Southern Arizona are eligible.

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, August 31 by 5:00 p.m.

Members: $40 – Extension rate $45

Nonmembers: $50 Extension rate $55

Nonprofits: $35 Extension rate $40

For a complete list of categories, criteria and entry forms, visit

Winners will be announced at the IMPACT Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Playground. All public relations and communications professionals in southern Arizona are eligible and encouraged to enter.