Now Accepting Submissions for 2016

New this year, we've done away with AVERAGE and MODEST budget categories, and replaced them with new subcategories as follows:

  • For Profit - Any campaign of program where more than 50% of the work is completed by a for-profit organization.
  • Non-Profit - Any campaign where more than 50% of the work is completed by a non-profit organization
  • Government/Education - Any campaign where more than 50% of the work is completed by a local, state or federal government agency, public school or higher education system.

Also new this year, all entries will be automatically eligible for Best in Show, and we've added a new award for media members called the Adam and Alison Award for Media Excellence.  Don't forget that it pays to register early! We've added an early bird discount when you turn in your award submission by September 1 at 4pm. The final deadline is Thursday, September 10 at 4pm. Categories include the following:

 Community Partnerships
 Public Relations Campaigns
 Internal Communications
 Marketing or Products or Services
 Issues and Crisis Mgmt
 Student Portfolio
 Special Events
 Lin Chaff Award for Creativity
 Annual Report
 Print Publications
 Public Service Announcement
 Mobile/Tablet Application
 Social Media
 Website Development
 Multimedia Program

Want to Enter? Here's How!

1) Download a PRSA Summit Award Entry Form

2) Submit your award entry online

3) Mark your calendar for our Summit Award Gala on Thursday, November 3, 2016


Josh Meyer  (540) 867-6311
Chuck Lionberger (540) 562-3900

Congratulations to Last Year's Winners!

The Blue Ridge Chapter held its 14th annual Summit Awards Gala on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. 

2015 Summit Awards Winners

For more information about the 2015 Summit Awards, contact 2015 Award committee chair Josh Meyer at

Summit Awards & 2015 Awards Gala

Each year, the Blue Ridge Chapter holds a Summit Award competition to recognize the outstanding work of local public relations practitioners. The awards highlight the creative and effective ways in which communications impact our lives. Submissions have the opportunity to receive a GOLD or SILVER Summit Awards. Most categories are divided into two distinct groups: modest or average budgets. Judges (from another chapter of PRSA) reserve the right to switch modest budget to average budget or vice-versa if an entry does not meet the criteria or if insufficient budget data is not supplied.

Register Online Here for the Summit Awards Gala - Thursday, Nov. 5 2015

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