Preparing & submitting a Totems entry


Karla Slate, APR

The submission period for the 40th Annual Totem Awards Program closed on Dec. 1, 2017.



The Totem Awards honor the best work of communications professionals in Washington State and are sponsored annually by the Puget Sound Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Totem Awards recognize professional excellence and ingenuity in more than 20 categories, covering both public relations components and programs.

In addition to the individual category awards, special accolades include the Best of Show, Young Professional Award and the President’s Choice Award, to be selected from a field of Totem Award winning finalists by a panel of the current and/or past PRSA Puget Sound presidents. The public relations landscape and toolkit are always evolving and the Totem Awards will showcase those tactics and programs that should be emulated.

The Totem Awards competition is open to all public relations and marketing professionals in the region, PRSA members and nonmembers alike. Work entered in the Program Category may span both 2016 and 2017 to allow time for evaluation and demonstration of measurable results. The bulk of the work for the Component Category entries must have been completed during calendar year 2017 (exceptions may be granted in advance at the discretion of the Totem Awards committee). Entries submitted in previous years may not be submitted again.

2017 FEES:
PRSA Puget Sound Chapter Members: $110; Non-chapter embers: $150

Payment accepted online via credit card or by check mailed to:
PRSA Puget Sound
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530

ENTER HERE! - Deadline is December 1

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