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A collection of photographs from the ever-talented Balfour Walker Photography - many thanks!

A Smashing Success! The 2015 IMPACT Awards Ceremony was an enjoyable evening of fun, food and drink and of course a night to celebrate our successes! Congratulations to all of the winners and our amazing sponsors. Please scroll down through those lists below and have a gander at the amazing work and talent of PR professionals in Southern Arizona (it's a long list!).

The 2015 IMPACT Award winners are:

Best In Show:

Tech Parks Arizona for Innovative Minds Challenge

Client: Tech Parks Arizona

In the News Release / Public Service Announcement category: 

             

AAA Arizona for “I’m Sorry, I Didn’t Get That:” Voice-Activated Features Lead to Dangerous Distractions

Client: AAA Arizona

 

In the Brochure category:

             

Strongpoint Marketing for Cox in the Community Impact Report

Client: Cox Communications

Russell Public Communications for Brewer’s Journal

Client: Barrio Brewing Co.

In the Marketing Communications category:

             

Tech Parks Arizona for Innovative Minds Challenge

Client: Tech Parks Arizona

Kaneen Advertising & Public Relations for How To Ride

Client: City of Tucson Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Authority

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona for Caring Cart

Client: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

 

In the Overall Public Relations Program category:

             

Strongpoint Marketing for Whole Foods Oracle Road Grand Reopening

Client: Whole Foods Market

In the Media Relations / Media Placement category:

             

Strongpoint Marketing for Girl Scouts Have the Courage to Go Over the Edge

Client: Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

In the Community Relations category:

             

Russell Public Communications for Jeep Cherokee Charity Raffle

Client: Jim Click Automotive Team

In the Special Events and Observances category for Corporate/Brand:

             

Kaneen Advertising & Public Relations for Sun Link Streetcar Launch

Client: City of Tucson Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Authority

Russell Public Communications for A New England Tavern in Tucson

Client: Jackson Tavern

In the Special Events and Observances category for Government/Nonprofit:

             

Tech Parks Arizona for Racing the Sun

Client: Tech Parks Arizona

Tech Parks Arizona for 20 Year Anniversary Gala

Client: Tech Parks Arizona

 

In the Government / Public Affairs Program category:

             

Russell Public Communications for Z Living: Defeating the Comcast Mega-Merger

Client: Z Living

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for Total Force Training Environmental Assessment Release

Client: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

 

In the Creative Communication category:

             

Tech Parks of Arizona for 20 Years of Innovation

Client: Tech Parks of Arizona

In the Digital Public Relations category:

             

Storyteller Public Relations for Alton Brown ‘Twitter-pated’ with Tucson Tamale

Client: Tucson Tamale

SCRAM Systems for Sober Days for the Holidays

Client: SCRAM Systems

The 2015 Certificates of Excellence winners are:

In the News Release/Public Service Announcements category:

             

Tech Parks Arizona for Solar Zone Completes Phase One

 Client: Tech Parks Arizona

In the Marketing Communications category:

             

Pima Association of Governments for Walk Safe. Drive Safe.

Client: Pima Association of Governments

In the Media Relations / Media Placement category:

             

Strongpoint Marketing for Official Launch of the MAP Dashboard

Client: Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

Russell Public Communications for A Patient Safety Story

Client: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

In the Special Events and Observances category:

             

Tucson Unified Communications Department for #RWB4Borman

Client: Tucson Unified Communications Department

In the Internal Communications category:

             

Russell Public Communications for Patient Safety Global Media Toolkit

Client: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for this year's IMPACT Awards!

 

Entries are now closed but join us on Tuesday, October 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink for the Awards ceremony - and to see who won!  Click here to register.

Welcome to the 2015 PRSA Southern Arizona IMPACT Awards for Excellence in Public Relations!

Sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America, Southern Arizona Chapter

This year, the IMPACT Awards are all new! Be sure to check out the complete Call for Entries details where you'll find:

  • All-new, streamlined Entry Categories
  • A new submission and payment process - everything is simplifed and online
  • A new pricing category for nonprofits in the Southern Arizona region

Read the Call for Entries release here: Impact Awards Release 2015

PRSA Southern Arizona Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America Announces 2014 IMPACT Award Winners

IMPACT Awards Entry Details

Click here for PDF of Call for Entries, Categories and Submission Instructions

IMPACT Awards 2015 Call for Entries Extended Deadline

Who should enter?
All PR and communications professionals in the Southern Arizona region. 

Eligibility
All submissions, or the majority of the work, must have taken place between June 2014 and June 2015. Both Members and Nonmembers of PRSA Southern Arizona are eligible.

Deadlines and entry fees

Southern Arizona is home to more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations. PRSA knows that the PR and communications professionals in these organizations are doing great work! This year we've added a third pricing category to encourage all of you in education, nonprofits, and professional associations to be recognized for you work.

Early Bird Submissions: Friday July 31 by 5:00 p.m.

Members: $30

Nonmembers: $40

Nonprofits: $25 - ALL NEW!

Entry Deadline: Monday August 31 by 5:00 p.m.

Members: $40

Nonmembers: $50

Nonprofits: $35 - ALL NEW!

New this year: Online submissions!

IMPACT Awards submissions are now completely online! Submitting your entry has never been easier.

  • Simple, easy steps to follow
  • Easy upload of entries via Dropbox
  • Easy online payment via PayPal
  • No postage or delivery charges. No driving through rush hour to meet the deadline
  • Save on paper and supply costs - no binders, no copying needed

Submission and Payment Instructions click here


How will winners be announced?
Winners will be announced at the IMPACT Awards Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. location TBD.    

Who will judge?
Entries will be judged by a panel of PR and communications professionals from the PRSA Kansas Chapter.

This year's IMPACT Awards Chair is Kathleen Brown, (303) 921-1672. IMPACT Awards committee members include: Nicole Dalrymple, Jason Miko, Evan Sullivan and Jessa B. Turner.

Important Links:

2015 IMPACT Digital Entry Form Extended Deadline

Entry Categories - ALL NEW!

Your Entry: Tips and Guidlines

Online Submission and Payment Instructions - Now Completely Online!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Complete Call for Entries instructions PDF IMPACT Awards 2015 Call for Entries Extended Deadline

Questions? Email us at PRSAimpact@gmail.com PRSA

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