Entries

    ENTRIES for the 2017 gold pick awards are closed, check back later for 2018 deadlines

    It’s almost time to submit your best public relations work to the Colorado Chapter of PRSA’s 2017 Gold Pick Awards. We can’t grant extensions, so be sure to plan ahead.

    Early: Entry form received online by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017Entry files must be uploaded to assigned Dropbox folder by Tuesday, March 3, 2017

    PRSA Colorado Chapter members: $80
    Non-members: $115

    Final: Entry form received online by 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 3, 2017Entry files must be uploaded to assigned Dropbox folder by Tuesday, March 7, 2017.


    PRSA Colorado Chapter members: $165
    Non-members: $200

    Credit card payment for entries must be made online. If paying by check, checks (payable to PRSA Colorado) must be received by the PRSA Colorado office by entry deadlines. Mail to PRSA Colorado Chapter, 12011 Tejon St., Ste. 700, Westminster, CO 80234.

    Who Can Enter
    Awards categories are open to all public relations practitioners who work in Colorado or who have completed assignments for Colorado-based clients. An individual or organization does not have to be a member of PRSA Colorado to enter. Entries must pertain to work completed in 2016.

    Judging

    PRSA Colorado demands the highest standards for Gold Pick judging. For 2016 entries – submitted for the 2017 program – third-party judging will be conducted by a PRSA Chapter from another market. Judges will be seasoned public relations and marketing professionals with a minimum of five years of experience. Three judges, at least one of them with APR certification, will judge each entry. Judges closely follow the guidelines outlined in the Call for Entries as well as the judging criteria for campaign and component entries. Please note that some categories may not receive awards if the judges determine the entries do not merit recognition. Judges’ decisions are final. Complete details on judging criteria are available online at www.prsacolorado.org.

    Additional Awards
    Grand Gold Pick Award
    The annual Grand Gold Pick Award goes to the “best in show” campaign entry that receives the highest overall score of the year.

    Small Practice Award
    Sole practitioners, small practices and freelancers may compete for the Small Practice Award, recognizing the efforts of practitioners whose entire practice bills less than $200,000 annually. The entry must be for a campaign rather than a component. The highest score overall among small practice Gold Pick winners will receive this honor.

    Nonprofit Award
    This award is designed to recognize the public relations efforts of staff and executives working within a nonprofit organization. To qualify, an organization must submit documentation of 501(c)3 status. Work by a company or agency on behalf of a nonprofit is ineligible. The entry must be for a program rather than a component. The highest score overall among nonprofit Gold Pick winners will receive this honor.

    Call for Entries Questions
    Contact:Jill Buck at buck.jill@yahoo.com, Catie Mayer at catie@wearebpr.com or info@prsacolorado.org.