LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS, INDIVIDUALS INVITED TO SUBMIT BEST PR WORK IN ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS


OCALA, FL – The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) invites local communications professionals to enter the 2016 Mid-Florida Image Awards.
The competition is open to FPRA members and nonmembers, and provides an opportunity for skilled PR practitioners to be recognized in their home markets for outstanding public relations efforts.

“The Image Awards program is a standard of public relations excellence and winners demonstrate the best examples of innovation, planning and design,” said Barbra Hernandez, APR, the FPRA Ocala Chapter president and past recipient of Image honors.

Conducted annually, the competition recognizes the best in Public Relations Programs, Printed Tools of Public Relations, Audio/Visual/Online Tools of Public Relations and Student Projects in Public Relations. The entry fee for FPRA members is $45 per submission and $55 for nonmembers. Some part of the entry must be for work conducted between Jan. 1, 2015 and March 11, 2016 – the entry deadline.

Complete entry rules, information about upcoming Image workshops and other details are available at www.fpraocala.org/Image. There is no charge to attend the workshops which are designed to assist first-time participants with the entry process.

Recipients of this year’s Image Awards will be recognized at FPRA Ocala’s Conducting Communications Excellence gala on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Reilly Arts Center. The event will also honor winners of the 2016 Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year Awards.

FPRA is the nation’s oldest organization for public relations professionals. The Ocala Chapter of FPRA was founded in 1980 and members represent private industry, nonprofit, education and government sectors. The group meets on the third Friday of the month and hosts a variety of professional development, networking and community relations activities throughout the year, including its annual ToolKit for Success seminar, annual Image Awards and community service projects.

To learn more about the Ocala Chapter of FPRA, visit www.fpraocala.org, or get connected via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FPRAOcala/ and/or Twitter https://twitter.com/OcalaFPRA.

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Media Contact: Elaine DeIorio McClain, Communications Director
Phone: 352-438-2300 Email: elaine.mcclain@marioncountyfl.org

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