Tar Heel Professional of the Year Award


The vision for the Tar Heel Chapter Professional of the Year Award is to have a local honor for our members.

The award will be given annually (beginning in 2016) to a PRSA member in the Tar Heel Chapter who has worked full-time in public relations for more than five years and demonstrated excellence in his/her public relations knowledge, skills and abilities. The award will honor those who have excelled professionally and given back to the industry through volunteer contributions to PRSA.

Judging will be done by committee and the award will be given at the chapter’s end-of-year celebration, or at a chapter event.

The winner will receive a physical award and also be featured on the PRSA Tar Heel Chapter website. A news release will also be distributed.



August – Call for nominations

October – Entries due

November – Entries judged and winner confirmed

December – Award presentation



Any PRSA Tar Heel Chapter member in good standing. Self-nominations are also accepted.


Award Criteria

Nominees should exemplify public relations excellence and the ethical values of PRSA. Nominees should also demonstrate service to the professional through contributions at the PRSA chapter, section, district or national level.


Nomination Process

The nomination form will be online. Please check back once nominations have opened.


Outstanding PR Award

Details coming soon!