2018 Call for Submissions is OPEN!

Early Bird Rate Ends: Aug. 3

Regular Deadline: Aug. 10

Late Fee Added: Aug. 11 – 17



Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication

The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards of Excellence in Communication showcase exemplary campaigns and tactics by public relations and communication professionals. This competition is held annually and recognizes and honors practitioners who have achieved excellence in a variety of categories, as judged by an independent panel of judges.

The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards of Excellence in Communication honor all communication professionals in North Carolina, regardless of membership or the type of business they represent.

Public relations agencies, investor relations agencies, publicists, public affairs organizations, corporation communications and marketing communications teams, nonprofits, education professionals, government organizations, solo practitioners, and students are all eligible.


Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented to an individual who has made lasting and meaningful contributions to the field of public relations over the course of a career. It is given in memory of the late Watt Huntley, who served as public relations chief at Carolina Power & Light in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Huntley also served as president of the Raleigh Public Relations Society, and so the organization’s highest honor bears his name.

Learn more about the Watt Huntley Award and past recipients.

There is no fee for Watt Huntley Award nominations. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, September 4, 2018.


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