Call for Entries

This is the year – the year to showcase all of the hard work and creativity your teams have spent hours working on. Showcase your work at the PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance Awards!

Public relations, marketing and communications professionals in the Pittsburgh area are invited to submit their most innovative, creative projects and programs for our annual Renaissance Awards. Each year, the Renaissance Awards honor local organizations, agencies, businesses, and communicators of all ages for their innovative work across different areas of public relations and marketing communications.

How to Enter:

  1. Make sure your program/campaign was executed between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023.
  2. Click here to download a full list of entry categories and descriptions. You may submit the same program / project for more than one category, but each must have its own entry and payment. Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish.
  3. Review the judging criteria, due dates and fees (see more details below). 
  4. Draft a 1-2 page summary and 50-word abstract summarizing the entry. This abstract will be used to introduce the award at the ceremony.  
  5. Compile 1 – 3 visual elements that best represent the campaign or tactic. Incorporate videos, media coverage, reports, letters, photos and samples of materials used in the program. We will showcase these at the awards.
  6. Upload materials and complete entry information through these Google Forms:
  7. Submit payment using the links below.

Payment Links:

Early Bird: Members

Early Bird: Nonmembers

Early Bird: Nonprofit

Early Bird: PRSSA Member (Student)

Early Bird: Nonmember Student

Deadlines & Fees:

Call for Entries Open: Tuesday, September 5

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, October 6 by midnight.

  • Members – $75
  • Nonmembers – $90
  • Nonprofit – $65
  • PRSSA member (student): $20
  • Nonmember student: $30

Final Deadline: Friday, October 27 by midnight.

  • Members – $90
  • Nonmembers – $110
  • Nonprofit – $80
  • PRSSA member (student): $30
  • Nonmember student: $40

Renaissance Ticket Registration: November 2023

Renaissance Award Notifications: December 2023 

2024 Renaissance Awards Ceremony: January 25, 2024


An impartial panel of judges from the PR Council of Alabama will judge all Renaissance Awards entries. At least two judges will evaluate each entry based on the entry summary and visuals provided, which should include the areas listed below.

Individual Entry Form:

  • Has the nominee demonstrated invaluable contributions to the field throughout their career? 
  • What has the nominee’s impact been on the field?
  • Does the nominee show a lasting commitment and contribution to the field?
  • Did the nominee go above and beyond the standards of the PR profession? 
  • Did the nominee achieve and demonstrate remarkable results in their efforts this year?
  • Does the nominee show vested interest, enthusiasm and commitment to PR?
  • Did the nominee show exemplary dedication to the PRSA Pittsburgh Chapter?
  • Did the nominee demonstrate a high understanding of public relations practices?


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