2018 PRSA-East Central District Diamond Awards

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  • Expanded categories align to PRSA National Awards so you can easily transition to National recognition.
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  • Receive the District-wide recognition you deserve.

Are you working on a cool project?  Maybe you rocked a special event, or successfully dealt with a crisis...enter your campaign or tactic in the East Central District Diamond Awards!

Registration for the 2018 PRSA-ECD Diamond Awards is now open. Enter today!

The East Central District of the Public Relations Society of America is calling for shining examples of public relations campaigns and tactics for its 41st annual Diamond Awards competition.  Within the East Central District, there are national-caliber campaigns and tactics that deserve recognition. The Diamond Awards are presented to public relations practitioners who have successfuly addressed a communication challenge with exemplary skill, creativity and resourcefulness.

The Diamond Awards are open to any public relations professional who is a member of the 17 chapters in PRSA's East Central District AND any nonmember whose place of business is within the District's boundaries.  The East Central District covers Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Here's what you need to know.

Entry Divisions:

  • Profit-oriented organizations, such as manufacturing firms, retail operations, agencies, service companies, utilities, etc.
  • Non-profit organizations, such as health and welfare agencies or cultural and community groups.
  • Government entities, such as local, state and federal government bureaus or agencies, armed forces, chambers of commerce and educational institutions.
  • Professional, trade or industry associations or societies.

Entry Types:

  • Campaigns: Full public relations programs that are strategic, multifaceted and exemplify the four-step process designed to attain specific goals.
  • Tactics: A single project, such as a brochure, annual report, multimedia presentation, video, website, public service message or other communications tool prepared to accomplish a specified purpose. Individual items that are a part of a larger program or campaign may be entered as single examples only if the entire program is not entered.

Eligibility, Rules and Information:

To be eligible, part of the campaign or tactic must have been completed either during the last half of 2017, or any time prior to the 2018 entry deadline.

Each campaign entry must include a summary which describes the program and details research, planning, execution, budget and results. The summary must not exceed a two-page pdf file.

Each tactic entry must include a summary that outlines the project’s research, objectives, budget, design, quality and results. The summary must not exceed a one-page pdf file.

Each entry must be submitted in digital format and include:

•  completed entry form
•  uploaded PDF summary
•  minimum of one and maximum of 10 supporting materials
•  75-word summary of entry and one graphic representative of entry
•  payment

Entry Deadlines and Fees:

  • The early entry deadline is September 17, 2018, and the fee is $65 for PRSA members, $85 for non-PRSA members.
  • The regular entry deadline is October 1, 2018, and the fee is $80 for PRSA members, $100 for non-PRSA members.
  • The extended entry deadline is October 15, 2018, and the fee is $95 for PRSA members, $115 for non-PRSA members.


Payment Options:

Pay online through PayPal or mail checks (by your entry deadline) to:

2018 Diamond Awards
PRSA-East Central District
PO Box 13604
Charleston, WV  25360