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          61st Annual Publicity Club of Chicago Golden Trumpet Awards Competition




Welcome to the 2020 PCC Golden Trumpet Awards Competition!



The Publicity Club of Chicago invites you to enter the 61st annual Golden Trumpet Awards -- the most prestigious awards program for Chicagoland public relations professionals, honoring distinguished individual achievement in public relations, marketing and communications campaigns and events. The coveted Golden Trumpet Awards are presented for excellence in planning, creativity, execution and results measurement.  PCC uses a system that allows entries to be submitted and judged online-- making entering (and judging) fast and convenient. 
*All users must REGISTER each year. Account information is not carried over from the previous year(s). If you register with the same email address as the previous year, your contact information will prefill. Your login for and this website will not automatically be the same.
Please REGISTER or LOGIN with the user field located at the top right corner of this page to participate.  More information is also located on the Publicity Club of Chicago's Website at:
Entry Submission Deadline: Entries must be received in the system and entry fee paid no later than Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST.
Finalists will be notified no later than Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The 61st Golden Trumpet Awards will be celebrated in Summer of 2020.
The Golden Trumpet Awards Committee kept entry fees the same as they were last year:
$150 Nonprofit Member
$175 Member
$210 Nonmember
All professional public relations, communications and marketing practitioners, self-employed or employed/retained by companies or organizations doing business within 500 miles of Chicago. Programs being entered must have been conducted between January 1 and December 31, 2019. Activities initiated prior to January 1, 2019 with results extending into 2020 are eligible.  See the Rules page for more information. 
NOTE: Publicity Club of Chicago members receive a significant discount on Golden Trumpet entry fees and awards dinner tickets. If you are not currently a Publicity Club member and would like save money on your entry fee and awards dinner tickets, please contact the Publicity Club of Chicago at to join. Membership information is also available at