Local PR Association Celebrates Image Awards Winners Virtually

The annual awards program showcases the best practices and programs in local public relations and communications.

Photography by Staff April 15, 2020

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The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) recognized the area’s best work in public relations, marketing and communications during its first ever virtual 2020 Image Awards: Roaring ‘20s event live on Facebook on April 15. The local competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs and to encourage and promote the development of the public relations professionalism in our area. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning, and design. The competition recognizes work in three divisions: Public Relations Programs, Printed Tools of Public Relations and Audio-Visual Tools of Public Relations.  Awards were presented by chapter president, Kim Livengood, APR, CPRC, and Image Awards director, Elise Ramer, APR; they were sponsored by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. 

Anand Pallegar and Nicole Miskovic of At Large earned a Grand All Image Award for their entry “The Bay.” Other Image Award winners were  Elise Ramer, APR, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty for “Share a Story Sunday” and KSC, Inc.; and NGS Films & Graphics for “Texas School Safety Grant Campaign.” 

Awards of Distinction winners were Stephannie Kettle, Mote Marine Laboratories for “Communications Training”; Lynn Hobeck Bates, APR, CPRC, of Selby Gardens for “Selby Gardens Member Benefits Restructure”; Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Marketing Department for “Small Town, Big Roar”; Mischa Kirby, APR, and Hunter Carpenter, Community Foundation of Sarasota County for “Philosophy Gatefold”; Heather McLain, Marianne Sibille, Brianne Taber of On Ideas for “ClosetMaid Media Kit”; and Anand Pallegar and Nicole Miskovic for “Ask The Bay.”

Judges Award winners were Andrea Knies and Jim Shirley of Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County for “Cultural Affairs 50th Anniversary Celebration”; KSC, Inc. and NGS Films & Graphics for “Texas School Safety Grant Campaign”; and Lynn Hobeck Bates, APR, CPRC, of Selby Gardens for “Selby Gardens Member Benefits Restructure.”

To watch the ceremony in its entirety, click here

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