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31st Annual PRSA-NY Big Apple Awards Gala
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When: Monday, June 11, 2018
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: Mandarin Oriental, New York
80 Columbus Circle
New York, New York  10023
United States

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Mandarin Oriental

June 11th 2018


Registration is now open for the 31st Annual PRSA-NY Big Apple Awards Gala which will be held on Monday, June 11th at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. This prestigious awards program honors outstanding communications campaigns and projects developed or implemented in and around New York City. 

Our 2018 program recognizes the best work of 2017 submitted by in-house (association, corporate and government) communications teams, agencies of all sizes, and independent practitioners across the New York metro area and there is still time to enter in certain categories! The unveiling of Big Apple Award Campaign Division winners, Spotlight Award winners, and honorable mentions is kept secret until announcement at the celebratory gala.

 Please join us for the 2018 Big Apple Awards presentation ceremony as we return to the Mandarin Oriental:

Mandarin Oriental, New York
80 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023


Early Bird pricing is available now through May 4, 2018Regular pricing will be in effect from May 5, 2018 through the event date. Advance registration is required to guarantee entry.

BIG APPLE AWARDS 2018 Ticket Prices

(expires 5/4)

(space permitting)
 PRSA-NY Member  $325.00   $349.00   $364.00
 Guest of a member (up to 6 guests) $350.00  $374.00  $389.00
 Non-Member $375.00
$399.00  $414.00
 Guest of a non-member (up to 6 guests) $375.00 $399.00  $414.00
Table of 8
$2500 Sold Out
 Not available 
 PRSA-NY Professional Affiliate $275.00
$299.00 $324.00

Do you wish to register multiple attendees from your organization?
 Consider a Table registration and receive a group discount!

Interested in becoming a Sponsor of the Big Apple Awards Gala?
There are a range of Sponsorship opportunities available. For more details refer to the Sponsor Opportunities page. Most sponsor levels include complimentary tickets. 


Business or Cocktail attire recommended


Schedule of Evening
6:00PM – 7:00PM    Cocktail reception, Dinner Buffet, and 15 Under 35 Awards Presentation
7:00PM – 10:00PM    Presentation of Awards


See the Highlights From Last Year's Big Apple Awards Gala

2017 Big Apple Awards Highlights


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted until one month before the event and must be submitted in writing to  If you do not cancel by the deadline you remain responsible for the registration fee. Substitutions are allowed and should be communicated to the PRSA-NY Office as soon as possible. On-site registration will be available (space permitting) for an additional fee. 


Thank you to our 2018 Big Apple Awards Gala Sponsors!

 Diamond Level

Platinum Level
  DS Simon Media




Silver Level
  Business Wire
  GCI Health
  PR Talent


Bronze Level

Hunter Public Relations


 Benefactor Level
   Shift Communications


Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Champion


John W. Hill Award
  Hill & Knowlton Strategies 

Philip Dorf Award

Best Use of Research Award 
  Institute of Public Relations

PRSA-NY Ambassadors

Joan Cear

William Doescher

Natan Edelsburg

Henry Feintuch

Alan Marcus

Sarah Passarelli Katz

Doug Simon

Friends of Big Apple


Critical Mention

Traci Brodnax

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