PRism Awards

2018 PRism Awards Ceremony

Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Wintergarden By Monroe’s
1 Bausch and Lomb Pl, Rochester, NY 14604

Schedule of Events: 
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail hour with open bar
6:30 p.m. – Cash bar begins and dinner is served
7:00 p.m. – Awards program begins
9 p.m. – Program concludes 

Student Scholarship Fund:
Raffle to support the Charles S. Smith Student Scholarship Fund


Rochester’s PRism Awards, an Anvil Awards Program, recognize complete public relations programs and tactical elements incorporating sound insights and analysis, planning, execution and evaluation. They must meet the highest standards of performance in public relations to be considered for a PRism Award. 

All work must have been produced between January 1, 2017, and March 16, 2018. Click on the following links for category descriptions and details on submission guidelines.

Program Category Descriptions

Element Category Descriptions

You can also nominate individuals for Rising Star and Executive of the Year awards. The final deadline for these nominations is Friday, March 16, at 4 p.m.


To submit an entry for the PRism Awards, go to Note: You must register and create a new login before uploading your entry. Your 2017 login and your PRSA chapter and/or member login will not work for this year.

The early bird entry deadline is Feb. 23, 2018. Save 20 percent on your total entry fee by submitting your entries early. Entries submitted after March 16, 2018 will not be considered.

Early Bird Entry Fees
Member, Not-For-Profit: $40
Member, Corporate: $48
Non-Member, Not-For-Profit: $56
Non-Member, Corporate: $64 

Regular Entry Fees
Member, Not-For-Profit: $50
Member, Corporate: $60
Non-Member, Not-For-Profit: $70
Non-Member, Corporate: $80

For questions, email Elaina Mancuso at or Sarah Blackwell at

Click on the links in the upper left navigation bar to nominate individuals for Rising Star and Executive of the Year awards.

For tips and techniques on how to prepare a winning entry, visit the program and/or element category pages, or log onto to search for examples of past PRSA Silver Anvil winners. 

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