Awards Timeline

Entry Deadline:
August 18, 2017

Late Deadline:
August 25, 2017

Awards Luncheon:
January 2018

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You know who the women superstars are on your PR team—now is your opportunity to let their peers and the entire PR News audience know who they are and how they’ve excelled in communications.

Women have long been at the forefront of public relations, creating communications strategies for brands, nonprofits and government agencies—managing crises, developing brand messages, protecting and building brand reputations and creating content for digital platforms. PR News’ Top Women in PR Awards will celebrate those women who have made bold advances in these areas in the last year for their own organizations or for clients.

We will salute women who work in communications for corporations, agencies, government organizations, academic institutions and nonprofits, of all titles and years of experience. Self nominations are accepted and past Top Women in PR honorees are also eligible to enter again. PR News will celebrate the winners at a special event in January 2018 and in editorial coverage in print and online.

Who Should Enter

We are celebrating women of all titles and years of experience who are having an impact on the discipline of Public Relations. Both domestic and international organizations are eligible to enter. Please note that the names and identities of all nominators will remain confidential, but the information provided will be used for judging purposes and for coverage in PR News Online.

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Deadlines / Entry Fees

Entry Deadline: August 18, 2017 at midnight ET
Late Deadline: August 25, 2017 at midnight ET
All entries must be finalized by August 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Entry Fees:
The price of each primary entry is $425. There is a late entry surcharge of $275 per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry.

For entries submitted between August 19 and August 25, 2017 please add a $275 late fee per entry. All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit an entry?

All entries will be submitted via the online awards portal. Click here to preview the question form. If you'd like, you can compile your entry outside of the portal and then upload it as a word document or PDF in the "Supporting Materials" section. Be sure to indicate you have done so by writing "See document in 'Supporting Materials'" in the online entry form.

Can I nominate myself?
Yes, self-nominations are accepted.

How are the entries judged?
Entries are judged by a blue-chip panel of PR executives, as well as by the staff of PR News. We evaluate your entry based on the criteria listed in the “Compiling Your Entry” section. The Best in Show winner will also be selected by a panel of PR executives, the staff of PR News as well as your peers.

Who is eligible to win an award?

We are celebrating women of all titles and years of experience who are having an impact on the discipline of Public Relations.

Am I eligible if I've been named an honoree in the past?

Yes, past honorees are eligible for the current Top Women in PR Awards program. As each program of the Top Women in PR Awards is focused on communications successes from the past year, Top Women can be named honorees multiple times.

When and where will the Awards Luncheon be held?

The winners will receive their award during a luncheon in January 2018.

Where can I find past winners? 

2016 Winners
2015 Winners

2014 Winners

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Contact & Sponsorship Information

For questions regarding PR News' Top Women in PR Awards, contact Marketing Assistant Jessica Placencia at; 301-354-1641. For sponsorship information, contact Amy Jefferies at or 301-354-1699.

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