PRism Awards

2017 PRism Awards Ceremony

SAVE THE DATE - Tickets will go on sale soon! 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Arbor Loft
17 Pitkin Street, Rochester, NY 14607

Rochester’s PRism Awards, an Anvil Awards Program, recognize complete public relations programs and tactical elements incorporating sound research, 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, 2016, and March 7, 2017. Click on the following links for entry instructions and category descriptions.

Program Category Descriptions

Element Category Descriptions

You can also nominate individuals for Rising Star and Sharleen M. Bruse awards. 


This year, we will be moving to a new online system. Submissions will be accepted beginning at the end of January.

The early bird entry deadline is Feb. 22, 2017. Save 20 percent on your total entry fee by submitting your entries early. The final deadline for all entries and Rising Star and Sharleen M. Bruse awards is March 7, 2017. Entries submitted after March 7, 2017 will not be considered.

For questions, email Sarah Blackwell at or Elaina Mancuso at

Click on the links in the upper left navigation bar to nominate individuals for Rising Star and Sharleen M. Bruse awards.

For tips and techniques on how to prepare a winning entry, log onto to search for examples of past PRSA Silver Anvil winners. 

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