It’s official. As of 2014, the PRism Awards have gone digital! The days of paper judging forms and shipping entries across the country to be judged are over. Thanks to our friends and web partner, Oxiem Interactive Marketing Agency, the new process will allow for all entries to be submitted and judged online. With the majority of chapters around the country embracing the web, it was the right time for our chapter to make the transition.
It is the intention to make the entry process as easy as possible and increase the number of entries received. The new digital process will allow users to quickly select their entry category, upload supporting documents and make payment online. The website is intended to launch the second week of February with award entry deadlines quickly following. The PRism Awards Committee recommends you begin preparing your entries now for digital submission so that you are prepared once the website launches. To give everyone enough time to prepare, entry deadlines have been extended this year and are as follows:
Early Entry Deadline: February 26, 2014
Late Entry Deadline and Individual Award Entry Deadline: March 5, 2014
Below is a brief overview of the new digital process.
STEP 1: User Registration & Log-In
If you are a PRSA member, login using PRSA username and password. For non-members, a short entry form will be required.
STEP 2: Master Award Entry and Personal/Company Information
Enter all required information related to company, client name, Twitter handle, etc. Enter how many awards the user intends to submit (Up to 5 allowed. If more, user will need to do a second round of entries).
STEP 3: Information for Each Entry
Select award category: (i.e. 17a) Single Issue Newsletter). Upload your one-page written summary of the program. Upload up to 5 file(s) for entry (file types allowed; .pdf, .doc(x), .ppt(x), .jpg, .gif, .png (subject to size limitations of up to 5 MB). Open text entry field to input links to online items like videos, websites, etc. There is a box to check to indicate if larger files will be sent via another method.
STEP 4: Confirmation & Payment via EventBrite
A confirmation message will show to verify that each entry was received electronically. Confirm your total and click the link to the EventBrite page to complete your registration process and pay for your entry.
More information on preparing and submitting your entry will soon be available. Please continue to check the PRisms Awards page frequently for updates. For any questions related to the 2014 PRism Awards or the new digital entry process, please contact PRism Committee Co-chairs Molly Osmon and Megan Canavan at email@example.com.