FPRA Tampa Bay 2018 Image Awards

Congratulations to our 2018 Golden Image Award winners at the state level: Barbra Hernandez, APR, CPRC; Brittany Jackson, and Michele Sager, APR!

The FPRA Tampa Bay Image Awards competition is the precursor to FPRA’s Golden Image Awards. Conducted annually, the Image Awards provides PR practitioners an excellent platform to be recognized for their outstanding public relations programs and tactics.

The competition is divided into four divisions:

  • Public Relations Programs
  • Printed Tools of Public Relations
  • Audio/Visual/Online Tools of Public Relations
  • Student Projects in Public Relations

Within these divisions are multiple categories. To qualify for judging, an entry must incorporate sound public relations research and planning. Entries also must meet the highest standard of production, execution and evaluation of results and budget.

Participating in the local and state Image Awards programs is a great way to validate that you are on the right track with the way you present and develop projects for your business or your clients.


Joe Curley Rising Leader Award

Congratulations to Keeley Sheehan, our 2018 Joe Curley Rising Leader Class Member from the Tampa Bay Chapter! Keeley was recognized along with the other class members at the 2018 FPRA Annual Conference.

The Joe Curley Rising Leader Award identifies and honors up-and-coming individual FPRA members who demonstrate emerging leadership traits along with dedicated active involvement in FPRA Chapter activities, programs, functions and events.

The goal of the award is to help recognize personal dedication and engagement of members with two to five years of membership, and to help build a healthy leadership stream at the local chapter level.

The chosen honoree for the Joe Curley Rising Leader Award is selected from the Rising Leader Class of that year. Membership into the Rising Leader Class is determined by chapter nomination, one candidate per chapter.

The recipient of the Joe Curley Rising Leader Award is given a $500 cash award and $500 in FPRA credit to be utilized for any professional development offerings at the state level*. Moreover, each finalist, or class member, is honored with a $150 FPRA credit that can be redeemed for professional development purposes (membership not included), at state level only*.

Nominations are accepted annually in March with recognition taking place during the FPRA Annual Conference each August. To learn more or see past winners, please click here.