Palm Awards

Our Chapter produces the prestigious annual Palm Awards Communication Contest and Palm Awards.

The competition invites members and non-members to submit work in a variety of categories, from comprehensive programs to tactical projects. The entries are judged out-of-state by a PRSA chapter, and the award winners are recognized for their excellence at the Palm Awards event with trophies, certificates and recognition from luncheon attendees, professional community and the media. 

The Chapter also honors individuals for excellence in the profession and honors a local long-standing practitioner with the distinguished Dick Gruenwald Founders Award.

The 2018 Palm Awards Communications Contest will be open on December 1, 2018 for submissions for work executed in 2018.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The Palm Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at a West Palm Beach location to be announced soon.

Competition links will go live on December 1, 2018. Check back for submission forms, category details and direction for entries. The submission deadline for entries will be January 15, 2019.

Palm Award Categories:

Program Awards

  1. Community Relations
  2. Public Service
  3. Internal Communications
  4. Marketing Consumer Products
  5. Marketing Consumer Services
  6. Crisis Communications
  7. Multicultural Public Relations
  8. Public Affairs/Government Relations
  9. Reputation/Brand Management
  10. Investor Relations
  11. Special Events and Observances, One Day
  12. Special Events and Observances, Two or More Days


Product Awards

  1. Media Relations
  2. Annual Reports
  3. Magazines/Periodicals
  4. Newsletters
  5. Writing
  6. Media Kits
  7. Brochures
  8. Audio/Visual Productions
  9. Websites
  10. Social Media
  11. Blogs


Individual Awards

  1. Executive of the Year
  2. Dick Gruenwald Founders Award
  3. Rising Young Professional Award
  4. Community Service Award