SPRF 2018 Lantern Awards are Now Open!

Are you ready?? Now is the time to prepare you entries for the SPRF Lantern Awards program! The program is now open for submissions. Eligible entries must have been produced between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. Enter your best crisis, social media, PR, marketing and digital campaigns.

Entries submitted prior to June 27, 2018, will be $55 per entry. Entries submitted between June 28 and July 18 will be $65 per entry. Final deadline for entries is July 18, 2018! 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.

Categories have been revamped this year, so take a look here to plan your entries! Professional entries are divided into two tiers: Tier 1 Long Term Programs are for 7 months and longer and Tier Two Short Term Programs are less than 7 months.

The Lantern Awards program is sponsored by SPRF and is open to all SPRF members, including members of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM), the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA), the Public Relations Association of Louisiana (PRAL) and the Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization (ECPRO). If you are not a member, now is a great time to join!

Award-winning entries will demonstrate knowledge and application of the four-step process which emphasizes research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Entries are evaluated on their own merits by public relations practitioners across the country. The highest honors are the Lantern awards, followed by the Awards of Excellence and Certificates of Achievement in each category. A Best of Show award and up to two Judges’ Choice awards are selected among the highest scored entries in each competition.

For questions regarding the SPRF Lantern Awards, please contact Aleis Tusa at
DON’T FORGET — Once you have completed your entries, register for 2018 SPRF Conference in New Orleans, September 23-25, 2018! Winning entries will be announced at the Lanterns Banquet Sept. 25, 2018, during the SPRF conference (Sept. 23-25) in New Orleans, Louisiana.