WHAT IS SPRF?
SPRF is the Premier Networking and Professional Development Organization for Public Relations Professionals in the Gulf South!
The Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) is a network of public relations professionals from Alabama, North Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi who share a common interest in the public relations profession. Membership in the Federation is automatic for members of the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA), the Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO), the Public Relations Association of Louisiana (PRAL), and the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM).
SPRF’s goals are to unite those engaged in the practice of public relations; to promote and seek to maintain high standards for public service and conduct; to exchange ideas and experience; and to collect and disseminate information of value to public relations practitioners and the public. Members subscribe to a nationally accepted Code of Ethics.
The SPRF began in 1972, forming an alliance between the Public Relations Association of Florida (PRAF), the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA), and the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM). The Public Relations Association of Louisiana (PRAL) was invited to join SPRF in 1973. PRAF is no longer part of the Federation, however a chapter known as the Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization based in the Ft. Walton Beach, FL, area formed and is a member of SPRF.
Today, SPRF has more than 1,200 members and is continuing to grow. SPRF is the premiere networking and professional development organization for public relations professionals in the Gulf South. SPRF sponsors an annual professional development conference that rotates between Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Panhandle of Florida. Learn more at www.sprf.org
2016 Lantern Awards Program
The Lantern Awards Program is conducted at each conference and recognizes the best in public relations projects in the region. Senior Practitioners and the annual winner of the Professional Achievement Award are also recognized at the conference.
SPRF Lantern Awards are now open!
Don’t miss this opportunity to have your work recognized on a regional level.
Entries are judged on their individual merit by nationwide PR practitioners. The awards program offers three levels of recognition, including Certificates of Merit, Awards of Excellence and Lantern Awards. From those, the judges also select the Best of Show Award and up to two Judges’ Choice Awards.
The deadline for entries in the 2016 Lantern Awards program is July 15. Eligible entries must have been produced between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.
Entries submitted prior to July 1, 2016, will be $55 per entry. Entries submitted between July 1 and July 15 will be $65 per entry. A professional member who submits and pays for three or more entries at one time will receive a $5 discount per entry ($50/$60). All student entries will be $20 per entry. There will be no additional extended deadline. All materials will be submitted via an online entry website only; NO binders will be accepted.
The Lantern Awards use an online awards management system.
Research = up to 500 words
Planning = up to 250 words
Implementation = up to 500 words
Evaluation = up to 250 words
Contact Ginger Guttner, APR, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.