Local Public Relations Professionals Win Golden Image Awards

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Aug. 8, 2018— Six members of the Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) were presented with Golden Image Awards for excellence in public relations programming at the Association’s annual banquet and conference held recently at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort in Ponte Vedra, Fla.




Among the winners and awards were:

In Division A, Public Relations Programs:

Devon Chestnut, APR, CPRC, Cox Southeast Region and Cox One Team, Internal category, Golden Image Award, CoxOne Launch Campaign






Ginger Broslat Communications, KSC Incorporated, Digital Fury and Neptune Advertising, Promotional Marketing category, Award of Distinction,






In Division B, Printed Tools of Public Relations:

JJ Fields, Allison Campbell, APR, CPRC, Lauren DeIorio and Public Education Foundation of Marion County, Division B, Other category, Award of Distinction, Coupons for Education






Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC,Award of Distinction for the school district’s annual calendar







In Division C, Digital Tools of Public Relations:

Marc Rice of Digital Fury and Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC, Judges’ Award and Award of Distinction, Ocala Police Department recruitment video,







Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Golden Image Award and Judges Award for the school district’s ALICE protocol video





Marc Rice of Digital Fury and Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC, Golden Image Award for the 2017 FPRA Annual Conference video.






As former VPs of Golden Image, Tina Banner, APR, CPRC and Toni James, APR, CPRC were invited to present awards for Division B.

Ocala Chapter member Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC served as the 2017-2018 vice president of Golden Image on the Association’s state executive committee. She led local Image chairs through the 10 local ceremonies prior to the statewide competition.

The Golden Image Awards have become a standard of public relations excellence in the State of Florida. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design. The awards competition includes four categories: Public Relations Programs, Printed Tools of Public Relations, Audio/Visual Tools of Public Relations, and Student Projects in Public Relations. More than 250 Golden Image entries were received in the statewide competition.


The Ocala Chapter meets the third Friday of each month at 11:45 in the teleconference room of the Ewers Century Center at the College of Central Florida. For additional information on the Ocala Chapter Name of FPRA please call Ocala Chapter Communications Director Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC at 352-861-0252.

The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The organization’s 15 professional and 12 student chapters provide professional development, networking and recognition opportunities for nearly 1,200 members across the state. FPRA is the nation’s oldest public relations organization, established by Lt. Col. John Dillin, APR, CPRC in 1938. For more information, visit www.fpra.org.