Aurora Awards

2019 Aurora Awards artwork donated by Corso Graphics

The Aurora Awards and Awards of Excellence encourage professional public relations performance and technique and acknowledges exemplary work in the field.

The Auroras honor comprehensive public relations campaigns that successfully communicate a message using a variety of tools, programs and components. The Awards of Excellence recognize exemplary design, creation and production of a single public relations tool.


2019 Aurora Awards

Aurora Award entries will be accepted June 17 – July 19. The bulk of the work for the entry must have taken place between April 2018 and July 2019. The awards will be presented in the fall, in conjunction with the Alaska Communicators’ Exchange.

To apply for 2019 awards:

  1. Complete application packet
  2. Make Square Payment here:
  3. Upload award application materials and Square payment to Dropbox
  4. Celebrate with us when winners are announced this fall

Application packets:

Entry deadlines:

  • July 19, 2019
  • August 2, 2019 – late fee applies

The bulk of the work must have been completed between April 2018 and July 2019.

Individual Award nomination forms:

Individual award deadline: Sept. 30


Judging Award Entries

To ensure our chapter’s Aurora Award judges don’t have any unintentional biases, we ask another PRSA chapter in the country to judge our awards.

In exchange, we do the same for them. We are looking for volunteers to help support the judging of our sister chapter awards. The best part about this volunteer opportunity is it’s time bound. Just about every detail of the work will take place in August. Duties include tracking all of the electronic entries via master spreadsheet, assigning volunteer judges to review entries, coordinating virtual judging parties and ensuring the judging paperwork is complete per instruction of the sister chapter. Please email Heidi Embley if you are interested in helping.