Calling all PR and communications professionals!
The Thoroughbred Chapter of PRSA is hosting a revamped version of its annual awards competition.

The nomination period opens April 12 and entries are due by 5 p.m. EST May 3. Cost per entry is $35 for PRSA members and $45 for non-PRSA members.

Nominate yourself or a deserving professional whose work deserves to be showcased among communications professionals in the Lexington area. There are five award categories, read about each category by clicking on the links below.

  • Outstanding Student Award: Someone enrolled in college during the spring 2024 semester and practicing PR/communications, including through an internship or involvement in an organization like PRSSA. 
  • Rising Star Award: Someone new to the field, two to five years in a PR or communications role.
  • Communications Impact Award: Someone at the mid-level range in their career, doing outstanding work in the profession, with five to 15 years of PR/communications experience.
  • Communicator of the Year: Someone who is not a public relations professional but who did an outstanding job of communicating during the past year. 
  • Career Achievement Award: Someone who is a current member of the PRSA Thoroughbred Chapter or has been a member within the last five years. Presented to someone with more than 15 years’ experience who has a demonstrated commitment to excellence. 

How to Submit a Nomination 

1. Submit your entries through this Google Form. Please submit one form for each entry you are submitting.

2. Once you have submitted your nominations, please submit your payment at this link.

Entries will be compiled and judged by past presidents of the Thoroughbred Chapter and members of the Board, all of whom are accomplished communications professionals in the Lexington area. There will be one winner recognized for the categories of Outstanding Student, Rising Star, Communications Impact and Communicator of the Year. 

Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony hosted by the Thoroughbred Chapter June 18 at 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Pasta Garage, 962 Delaware Ave., Lexington, KY. Go ahead and get your ticket to the banquet here!