Public Relations

Local PR Association Celebrates Image Awards Winners

The local Image Awards competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs.

By Staff May 3, 2022

CWC-FPRA's 2022 Image Award winners

CWC-FPRA's 2022 Image Award winners

The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) recently recognized the area’s best work in public relations, marketing and communications during its 2022 Image Awards: Modern PR event. The local Image Awards competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs and to encourage and promote the development of the public relations profession in our area.

Two organizations earned top honors. North Port Parks & Recreation’s “Experience Vintage Florida” Warm Mineral Springs Park Campaign was the top winner with a Grand All Image Award, and the Barancik Foundation’s “2021 Year in Review” Annual Report took home a Grand Image Award.

Earning Image Awards were the City of North Port’s “Water Safety Campaign” and “Experience Vintage Florida” Warm Mineral Springs Park Campaign, and the Barancik Foundation’s “2021 Year in Review” Annual Report.

 Earning Awards of Distinction were KSC, Inc. and Sarasota Orchestra’s 2022 Sarasota Music Festival “Fellow Recruitment Campaign”; WordSlinger Marketing & PR and Safe Children Coalition’s “Adult Adoption Story”; and Hamlet’s Eatery’s “To Meat or Not to Meat” audience engagement campaign.

Earning Judges Awards for return on investment were North Port Parks & Recreation’s “Experience Vintage Florida” Warm Mineral Springs Park Campaign; KSC, Inc. and Sarasota Orchestra’s 2022 Sarasota Music Festival “Fellow Recruitment Campaign”; the Barancik Foundation’s “2021 Year in Review” Annual Report; and WordSlinger Marketing & PR and Safe Children Coalition’s “Adult Adoption Story.”

Hunter Carpenter, public relations manager at First Watch Restaurants, was named the chapter’s 2022 Joe Curley Rising Leader. Carpenter serves on CWC-FPRA’s board as co-director of events, planning and securing speakers for the chapter’s professional development events.

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