2016 Image Awards (78)

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Associations celebrated outstanding public relations during Conducting Communications Excellence on Tuesday, April 19, at the Reilly Arts Center in Ocala.

Both the chapter’s Mid-Florida Image awards and the annual Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year awards were presented during the evening.

FPRA’s local Image Awards and state Golden Image competition have become the standard of public relations excellence throughout Florida.

Now in its 12th year, the Communicator of the Year recognition was renamed in 2011 in honor of Wilton F. Martin, an Ocala native and former publicity director of Silver Springs who was instrumental in creation of the state Association.

The 2016 nominees for Individual Communicator of the Year were Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC; Dr. Manal Fakhoury; Beth McCall; Marc Rice; Dave Schlenker; and Maclyn Walker. Institutional nominees are the City of Ocala; Coates Golf; Digital Fury Productions; the Public Education Foundation of Marion County; Measure Up Marion; and the Silver Springs International Film Festival.

The FPRA Ocala Chapter would like to sincerely thank our exceptional sponsors for their contributions:

  • Cox Communications
  • Neighborhood Storage
  • Netsource Technologies
  • Webster University
  • The Reilly Arts Center
  • JJ Fields Art and Design
  • Floral Architecture
  • Gourmet Today Catering
  • Great Gatherings

The following awards were presented:

Wilton F. Martin Communicators of the Year

Dave Schlenker – Individual

Read the full nomination

Silver Springs International Film Festival

Institutional – Read the Full Nomination

The beautiful piano playing of Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC provided the perfect ambiance during dinner.

Award Presenters – Dr. Joe Wallace, Buddy Martin, Toni James, APR, CPRC, Carole Savage, APR, CPRC and Tina Banner, APR, CPRC

Crisis Communication – Grand All Image

Tacko Fall Eligibility Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC and Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC
Image Award and Judges’ Award

Specialty Items – Grand Image

Jenkins Neighbors Mailer Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC and Lisa Varner, APR, CPRC
Image Award and Judges’ Award

Internal Video – Grand Image

Andy Hines Video Heather Danenhower, APR; Digital Fury; and Hines Energy Complex
Image Award

Promotion/Marketing – Image Award Manufacturing Careers Training Laura Byrnes/CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, MidFlorida Regional Manufacturers Association and Digital Fury Production

Public Affairs – Award of Distinction and Judges’ Award – Help Them Thrive

Transitions Life Center, Ginger Broslat Communications and Joanne Flood

Other – Award of Distinction and Judges’ Award THRIVE Expansion Grant Proposal

Transitions Life Center, Ginger Broslat Communications and Joanne Flood

Online Engagement – Image Award and Judges’ Award SNAP-TAG-WIN ­

Staci Biondini and College of Central Florida

Online Engagement Award of Distinction and Judges’ Award #FreeTacko Mandy Wettstein, APR, CPRC and Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC

Thanks to Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC and her committee – Tina Banner, APR, CPRC, Ginger Broslat, APR, Lauren DeIorio, Michael Fallon, Jacob Fields, Toni James, APR, CPRC, Carole Savage, APR, CPRC and Dr. Joe Wallace – for coordinating such a lovely event!