About the Image Awards
The Florida Public Relations Association’s (FPRA) Image Awards competition is the precursor to FPRA’s Golden Image Awards.
Conducted annually, the Image Awards competition provides PR practitioners an excellent platform to be recognized in their home markets for their outstanding public relations tools and programs.
The Image Awards also works to give entrants insights for entering their work, if they choose, into FPRA’s statewide competition: the Golden Image Awards. The Golden Image Awards have become a standard of public relations excellence in Florida.
The Image Awards competition mirrors the Golden Image Awards, but is held on a local level, as opposed to statewide. Both these award competitions include four divisions: Public Relations Programs, Collateral of Public Relations, Digital Tools of Public Relations and 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.
To enter a local Image competition, in or near your market, please click on one of the chapter entry forms found in the right-hand column of the FPRA Image Award website homepage (FPRAImage.org). You may enter as many local competitions as you would like. For details about when and where the awards presentation will be for the local Image competition you have entered, look for the Image information box on the chapter entry form you have or will be completing.
FPRA members can view winning Golden Image entries dating back to 2004*. To see past winners, login to the FPRA site and select Golden Image Awards under the Members tab.
*Available winning two-page summaries do not reflect the updated entry requirements.
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Entries for the 2021 FPRA Tampa Bay Chapter Image Awards are due Feb. 15, 2021.
Entries must be submitted online at FPRAImage.org.
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.