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Public Relations Professionals Honored at FPRA Image Awards

Posted: Apr 28, 2014

Area public relations programs and practitioners were honored at the 2014 Northwest Florida Image Awards April 16 at the SpringHill Suites at Pensacola Beach. Sponsored by the Pensacola and Northwest Florida Coast Chapters of the Florida Public Relations Association, the regional Northwest Florida Image Awards competition serves to recognize the best in public relations.

The Pensacola Chapter presented the Communicator of the Year Award to two outstanding public relations professionals, one representing a for-profit organization and one representing a non-profit organization, selected by an awards committee comprised of local media professionals. Communicator of the Year honorees were Caron Sjoberg, APR, CPRC (president of Ideaworks) and Annina Dahlstrom (marketing and technology coordinator at the University of West Florida).

FPRA Image Awards were presented for campaigns, printed tools and online/audio/visual tools of public relations. Entries were judged on a written summary and work samples.

The following received the Grand Image Award:

  • Naval Education and Training Command Support of Local Navy College Office – Ed Barker

The following received an Image Award:

  • Naval Education and Training Command Support of Local Navy College Office – Ed Barker
  • University of West Florida Crisis Communication Plan - Megan Gonzalez, Margaret Roberts and Brittany Carr

The following received an Award of Distinction:

  • Gulf Power Osprey Nest Press Release – Gordon Paulus, APR
  • Gulf Power Our Communities E-Newsletter – Sean Smith, Sandy Sims and Natalie Smith
  • Gulf Power Outage Map – Becca Boles, Jeff Rogers and Natalie Smith
  • University of West Florida Football Head Coach Press Conference – Megan Gonzalez, Margaret Roberts and Matt Rowley

The following received a Judges Award:

  • Gulf Power Osprey Nest Press Release – Gordon Paulus, APR
  • Gulf Power Our Communities E-Newsletter – Sean Smith, Sandy Sims and Natalie Smith
  • Naval Education and Training Command Support of Local Navy College Office – Ed Barker
  • United Way of Escambia County Passport to Unite Event – Rachel Cox
  • University of West Florida Football Head Coach Press Conference – Megan Gonzalez, Margaret Roberts and Matt Rowley

 

About FPRA:

The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The Pensacola chapter meets the third Thursday of each month at the Pensacola Bay Center. Monthly programs focus on professional development for the public relations practitioner. For more information visit www.fprapensacola.org or visit us on Facebook.

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