PRism Awards



Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Awards!

Join PRSA Central Ohio at the 2019 PRism Awards Dinner as we honor exceptional public relations activities from a diverse mix of businesses, industries and backgrounds throughout central Ohio. 

The Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America invites all area professionals to submit their work from 2018 for the PRism Awards. Whether you are a corporation, agency, non-profit association, college or university, or other firm or business, the PRism Awards are designed to honor exceptional public relations activities from a diverse mix of businesses, industries and backgrounds throughout central Ohio. With a winning entry, your company may enhance its professional reputation and create a competitive advantage by allowing you an opportunity to share your achievement with clients and customers.


Individual Awards: We've extended the deadline for individual awards for PRisms! Nominate a peer by April 1.

The PRism Awards also honor five public relations practitioners from among nominations received for the following individual awards categories:

  1. Tom Poling Practitioner of the Year
  2. Rising Star
  3. Outstanding Graduate
  4. Walt Seifert Award for Outstanding Service to PRSSA
  5. Volunteer of the Year

PRSA Central Ohio has brand new categories to enter for both multifaceted campaigns and single item entries. Review the 2019 entry guidelines and award categories.

Students: PRSSA Outstanding Project

Project completed by PRSSA student chapter during 2018. The work should provide a clear understanding of PR tactics and the target audience, highlight a clear set of goals and measurable objectives and PR tactics that were applied to achieve them, a creative approach to the client’s needs, completed by at least one PRSSA member in good standing. The project can be completed by a student-run firm, but not a requirement. Limit two (2) per student chapter. The cost of entering is free for students. Early bird deadline is March 11, late deadline is March 18 at 11:59 p.m. 


  • Open to all public relations professionals employed in central Ohio.
  • Fifty percent of Multifaceted Campaigns and all Single Item Entries must have been completed between November 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018.
  • Entries cannot be submitted both as a Single Entry and as part of a Multifaceted Campaign.


Early Bird deadline: March 11, 2019

  • Student price: Free entry
  • Member price: $65
  • Non-member price: $85

Late/Final Deadline: March 18, 2019

  • Student price: Free entry
  • Member price: $75
  • Non-member: $95


Contact the PRism Awards Committee at [email protected].