PRism Awards

PRSA Central Ohio - 2020 PRism Awards

The 2020 PRism Awards were held on July 30th, 2020. To view all the honorees please visit our blog

Whether you represent 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.

Entry Guidelines & Categories

Please review this PDF document outlining the numerous categories you can enter, from campaigns (previously known as multifaceted campaigns) to tactics (previously known as single-item entries).

Entry deadlines

  • Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) - Early Bird Deadline
  • Monday, March 2, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) - Final Deadline
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) - Extended Deadline (just added!)

Upload details

  • Entries will no longer be uploaded as single-page or multi-page files. A text area in the online entry system will allow you to share information about that particular area (ex. research or execution). Character limits may apply.
  • A maximum of 5 supporting files may be uploaded. The file upload size limit is 5 MB.
  • If a supporting file, such as a video, exceeds the 5 MB limit, a link can be provided (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
  • For more information on submitting your entries, please see "Payment and Entry" below.

Individual Awards

Deadline to nominate a peer: April 17, 2020

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

Deadlines – Campaigns and Tactics

Early Bird deadline: February 24, 2020

  • Student price: Free entry
  • Member price: $65
  • Non-member price: $90

Late/Final Deadline: March 2, 2020

  • Student price: Free entry
  • Member price: $75
  • Non-member: $100


Extended Deadline: March 5, 2020 (11:59 p.m.)

  • Student price: Free entry
  • Member price: $85
  • Non-member: $110


  1. Entry fees MUST be paid prior to completing your entry submission. Please make your entry payment here.
  2. All entries will be submitted using our new online judging platform, Award Force.
  3. Take a moment to create a free account, check out the intuitive system, and watch our quick 16-minute overview and entry walkthrough video to help you along the way.


Contact the PRism Awards Committee at [email protected].