2019 BIG APPLE AWARDS
Changing the Landscape of Communications
Professional communicators face a challenging time. Our work is evolving. It may not be easy, but it is essential to the health of our profession.
The 2019 Big Apple Awards will identify our industry's best work done by many of our brightest leaders. The difficult work that solves problems and creates opportunities; the bold work that captures a unique kind of value for clients and colleagues; the innovative work that confronts conventional challenges in new ways.
By recognizing and honoring excellence and innovation, the Big Apple Awards helps change the communications landscape.
2019 BIG APPLE AWARDS GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Join us on June 24th at the Mandarin Oriental, New York to recognize the professional achievements of our nominees and winners and to meet and mingle with fellow professionals at one of the city's most upscale venues. Individual and group ticket packages are available.
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15 UNDER 35 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
The Call for Nominations for the 2019 class of the prestigious 15 Under 35 Awards is now open. For more information, including what judges are looking for and to submit a nomination, please visit the 15 Under 35 Nominations Form Page. Hurry, nominations close in Friday, May 17th!
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2019 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
Nominations are now open for the Makovsky Award for Mentorship and for the John W. Hill Award. Now through May 3rd, members of PRSA-NY are invited to nominate deserving individuals for these two important recognitions. Award recipients will be selected in mid-May and notified shortly thereafter; awards will be presented during the Big Apple Awards Gala on June 24th.
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2019 LEADERSHIP IN DIVERSITY AWARD
Diversity and inclusion is a top-of-mind issue for senior executives across all business sectors. Now through May 24th, corporations and pr firms can submit their successful in-house initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion at all levels and divisions of the firm for the Leadership in Diversity Award. The 2019 Leadership in Diversity Award will be presented along with the other Individual Chapter Awards at the Big Apple Awards Gala on June 24th.
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2019 ENTRY PLATFORM NOW CLOSED
Thank you to everyone who submitted to the 2019 Big Apple Awards. Judges are hard at work reviewing all entries. As a reminder, nominees will be notified in mid-April.
Our 2019 program recognizes the best work of 2018 submitted by in-house (association, corporate and government) communications teams, agencies of all sizes, and independent practitioners across the New York metro area.
MORE THAN 100 AWARD CATEGORIES
The scopes of our 100+ award categories were all carefully reviewed, defined, and expanded to better represent the work of communications professionals across the Tri-State region.
The Big Apple Awards will also unveil the 2019 15 Under 35 Award Winners. The application and nomination form for the 15 Under 35 Awards is submitted separately. Stay tuned for more information and deadlines.
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TIPS ON HOW TO "WIN A BIG APPLE AWARD"
Industry experts, former judges, and recent award winners have shared their favorite tips for writing an award-winning entry (and mistakes to avoid along the way).
Emmanuel Tchividjian, PRSA-NY’s chief ethics officer, compiled his guidance into a great “How To” presentation that will help entrants communicate program goals, describe tactics, highlight measureable results and maximize your chances of winning one of the most prestigious awards in the communications industry.
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LEARN FROM THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY WON
Review the top award-winning entries from 2018 … you may be able to pick up a few insights from their presentations:
The PRSA-NY Big Apple Awards are the gold standard of excellence for PR practitioners in the New York metro area and celebrate the tremendous work of PR agencies, companies, governmental bodies, and not-for-profit organizations implemented during the prior year.
Multiple exclusive and non-exclusive sponsorship packages are available to position your company or brand in front of the nation’s largest and most influential workforce of professional communicators. Email our team (email@example.com) to inquire about sponsorship packages.
View the 2019 Big Apple Sponsorship Deck here for event visuals and additional sponsorship information.
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- Early Bird Deadline
Friday, February 15th at 11:59 pm (Eastern)
Friday, February 22nd at 11:59 pm (Eastern)
- Regular Deadline
Friday, March 8th at 11:59 pm (Eastern)
Monday, March 18th at 11:59 pm (Eastern)
- Nominee Notification Mid-April
- 2019 Big Apple Gala June 24th at the Mandarin Oriental, New York
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For questions about the Big Apple Awards
t: (212) 228-7228
Click here for the full contact list for the 2019 Big Apple Awards Team
ABOUT THE BIG APPLE AWARDS
The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America established the Big Apple Awards program in 1988 to encourage excellence in public relations. The program has evolved to keep pace with a rapidly changing industry and continues celebrate the exciting and innovative successes of talented professionals working in the heart of the communications universe. Today, a Big Apple Award is recognized as one of the highest honors bestowed in public relations.