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PR News' Platinum PR Awards - Call for Entries May 15

Rockville, MD, March 25, 2009 --( PR News is accepting entries for the industry’s premier awards program: the Platinum PR Awards. This competition sets the benchmark for excellence in public relations and is open to all agencies, corporations and non-profits worldwide. Additionally, educational institutions, marketing and publicity firms, partners and vendors are eligible to compete. The entry deadline is May 15, 2009.

All participates can enter online by going here

The competition highlights the opportunity to showcase the top campaigns, ongoing initiatives and talent of passionate professionals who are leveraging smart communications tactics to build market share and mindshare among their various stakeholders. Awards will be bestowed in categories including Marketing Communications, Community Relations, Media Relations, Digital PR, Crisis Management, Green Initiatives, Measurement, along with the WOW Award which salutes the most innovative, out of the box PR campaign or paradigm-shifting communications idea of the year.

The full list of categories can be viewed here.

Entries are judged by a blue-chip panel of corporate, agency, nonprofit and academic executives, as well as by the staff of PR News. Entries will be evaluated based on creativity, innovation, sound planning implementation and results.

The winners and honorable mentions will receive their PR News PR Platinum Award during an awards luncheon in October 2009 in New York City. Other winner recognition will include outstanding exposure through profiles in the PR News' Platinum PR Awards Issue, and through email promotions, press releases, coverage on

PR News, the most trusted brand in the industry, provides PR and Marketing executives with the most original, comprehensive and insightful overview of the latest how-to and strategic initiatives in the PR industry. The PR News family of products includes PR News, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars, Award Programs and Guidebooks. Visit for more information.

To sponsor this awards program, contact Diane Schwartz at

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