Entries are now being accepted for the Raleigh Public Relations Society’s annual Sir Walter Raleigh Awards. With 22 categories – plus two student categories – the awards are designed to showcase exemplary work by public relations and communications professionals from across the state. The competition recognizes and honors all practitioners who have achieved excellence in the field — from freelance practitioners to full-service agencies. Participants and winners will be celebrated for their work at the RPRS Annual Awards Banquet in September.
The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Entries for RPRS members are still only $45 for the first entry and $35 for each additional entry. Non-members can submit a first entry for $60 and subsequent entries for $50 each. Student entries are just $25. Drop-off location and additional instructions can be found within the Call for Entries on the RPRS website.
Nominations are also being accepted through Aug. 29 for the Watt Huntley Award for Lifetime Achievement. The late Watt C. Huntley was a distinguished public relations professional at CP&L and former RPRS president who exemplified the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. This award honors individuals who have also made meaningful contributions to the field of public relations. The recipient may be a retired or practicing public relations or communications professional or journalist.
Any questions about the Sir Walter Raleigh Awards, as well as Watt Huntley award nominations, should be directed to awards chair Lindsay Priester at Lindsay@rickrountree.com.