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Individual Awards

Honor a professional you respect, and whose work has made a difference for public relations, by nominating them for a PRSA Individual Award.

The nomination process is closed for 2018.

Gold Anvil Award

The Gold Anvil is the Society’s highest individual Award.  It is considered to be the PRSA’s lifetime achievement award and is presented to a public relations practitioner who is a PRSA member in good standing with a minimum of 20 years of experience and whose accomplishments have made a major contribution to the profession. Learn More.

Outstanding Educator Award

The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes a PRSA member in good standing with a minimum of 20 years of experience in public relations who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching.  Learn More.

The Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA

The award is named in honor of the late Patrick Jackson, APR, Fellow PRSA, one of the most widely known and respected practitioners in the public relations profession.  His vision and his many contributions to the growth of PRSA are legendary.

The award recognizes an experienced PRSA member in good standing whose work supporting Chapters, Districts and/or National and whose inspiration of fellow practitioners professionally and personally has significantly advanced PRSA. Learn More.

Paul M. Lund Public Service Award

Named in honor of the late Paul M. Lund, vice president of Public Relations and Employee Communications of AT&T in the early 1970s. Mr. Lund was not only an accomplished leader in public relations, but was also a leader in every community of which he was a part, demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to public service. The Paul M. Lund Public Service Award is given to a PRSA member whose participation as a volunteer in important public activities has increased the common good and reflected credit on the Society. Learn More

Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement in International Public Relations

The Atlas Award recognizes a public relations practitioner who has made extraordinary contributions to the practice and profession of public relations in an international environment over the span of his or her career. The recipient need not be a member of PRSA. Learn More