PRAL New Orleans Awards

Nominate Fellow Members for PRAL Awards

Flambeaux Awards

For the first time, PRAL NOLA will recognize outstanding work in the field of public relations with an annual awards program – PRAL Flambeaux Awards. These awards will be submitted and judged seperately from the Awards of Excellence Program.  

Awards of Excellence Program

The Awards of Excellence program honors PRAL NOLA members who demonstrate the high ideals of the profession and success throughout the year and their careers. It is your opportunity to nominate a colleague (or yourself!) for recognition in the categories below:

  • Rising Professional Award
  • Practitioner of the Year
  • Professional Achievement Award 

Please send completed entries to PRAL NOLA VP of Awards, Cory Cart, APR, cory@gowithhub.com.

How Entries are Judged

Numerical values are assigned to each of the sections of the entry. A panel of public relations practitioners will use these values during an evaluation and selection to determine the winner from among the nominees. The Biography and Resume and the Letter of Recommendation sections are not rated, but gives the judges a clear picture of the candidate’s accomplishments and allows the nominee to insert some creativity in the narrative/essay format.

Rising Professional Award
The PRAL NOLA Rising Professional Award recognizes potential in the field of public relations in a young public relations practitioner who has achieved overall success at the beginning of a career. It is being established to honor members of PRAL NOLA who demonstrate the ideals of the profession and show outstanding potential/initial professional success.To qualify, the nominee must:

  • Be a member or student in good standing with the chapter
  • Have practiced in the field of PR for less than three years or be a student currently enrolled in
  • a PR curriculum
  • Have participated in PR community service
  • Demonstrate considerable promise in the field of PR

 Submit all materials as one PDF document with titled sections:

  • Biography and Resume -The biography should be written in a narrative style and include educational and professional background. The resume should be no more than two pages.
  • Accomplishment/Advancement
  • Community Activities/Professional Activities
  • Letter of Recommendation from a fellow PRAL NOLA member

 

Practitioner of the Year Award
PRAL NOLA invites chapter members to nominate public relations professionals for the PRAL NOLA Practitioner of the Year Award. The practitioner of the year award recognizes an individual for career achievements during the calendar year. It is being established to honor members of PRAL NOLA who demonstrate the high ideals of the profession and specific success during a one year period. To qualify, the nominee must:

  • Be a member in good standing with PRAL NOLA
  • Have practiced in the field of public relations for no less than 5 years
  • Have contributed to the success of the chapter, state and/or SPRF during the calendar year
  • Have achieved success in the practice or teaching of public relations during the calendar year

 Submit all materials as one PDF document with titled sections:

  • Biography and Resume -The biography should be written in a narrative style and include educational and professional background. The resume should be no more than two pages.
  • Significant Career Accomplishment/Advancement during the calendar year
  • Professional Activities
  • Accreditation and Continuing Education
  • Community Activities
  • Letter of Recommendation from a fellow PRAL NOLA member

 

Professional Achievement Award
PRAL NOLA chapter members are encouraged to nominate public relations professionals for the PRAL NOLA Professional Achievement Award. The professional achievement award recognizes an individual for career achievements over a period of years. It is established to honor members of PRAL NOLA who continually demonstrate the highest ideals of the professional as well as a commitment to advance the profession of public relations. Recipients of this designation will go on to represent PRAL NOLA state as a contestant for the PRAL Louisiana and possibly SPRF Achievement Award competition. To qualify, the nominee must:

  • Be a member in good standing with PRAL NOLA
  • Have practiced in the field of public relations for no less than 10 years
  • Have contributed to the success of the chapter, state and/or SPRF for multiple years
  • Have participated in leadership roles in other professional or pre-professional organizations
  • Have participated in public relations community service
  • Have achieved recognized successes in the practice or teaching of public relations during career
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional education

 Submit all materials as one PDF document with titled sections:

  • Biography and Resume -The biography should be written in a narrative style and include educational and career background. The resume should be no more than two pages.
  • Career Accomplishments
  • Professional Activities
  • Accreditation and Continuing Education
  • Community Activities
  • Letter of Recommendation from a fellow PRAL NOLA member

 

Please send completed entries to PRAL NOLA VP of Awards, Cory Cart, APR, cory@gowithhub.com.

Past Award Winners

Flambeaux Award Winners: 2016

Special Event or Observance

Certificate of Merit – Hope for Habitat: Katrina X – Kim Bergeron Productions

Flambeaux Award – The Inaugural Fried Chicken Festival 2016 – The Spears Group

 Integrated Social Media Programs

Certificate of Merit – St. Tammany Energy Project – Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald (BMF)

Flambeaux Award – Windsor Court Social Media Strategy – DEVENEY

 Internal Communication Campaign

Flambeaux Award – Barriere Construction One Barriere Internal Communications and Marketing Campaign – Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald (BMF)

 Crisis Communication Campaign

Flambeaux Award – Puerto Vallarta Tourism Cruise Port Open Despite Civil Unrest – HUB

 Media Relations Campaign

Flambeaux Award – Arts Council New Orleans – LUNA Fete 2015 – DEVENEY

 Website

Flambeaux Award – RightBrainDiaries.com – Kim Bergeron Productions

 PR/Marketing Campaign

Certificate of Merit – University Medical Center New Orleans – The Future of Healthcare is Here - DEVENEY

Certificate of Merit – B.B. King Grand Opening – Gambel Communications

Flambeaux Award – Beignet Fest Launch – Gambel Communications 

Potpourri

Flambeaux Award – Four Seasons Hotel/World Trade Center Building Litigation Communication – Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald

Practitioner of the Year

  • 2017: Carrie Devries, APR
  • 2016: Cory Cart, APR
  • 2015: Allison Gouaux, APR
  • 2014: Christine Rigamer, APR
  • 2013: Linzy Cotaya, APR

Rising Professional

  • 2016: Alicia Haefele, APR
  • 2015: Gretchen Hirt
  • 2014: Bridget Cloud
  • 2013: Alexandra Wommack

Professional Achievement Award

  • 2016: Aleis Tusa, APR (PRAL State Winner, SPRF finalist)
  • 2015: Mary Mouton
  • 2014: John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, IABC Fellow
  • 2013: Amy Nolan, APR
  • 2012: Virginia Miller

 

Senior Practitioner Award

  • 2016: Cory Cart, APR (SPRF Winner)
  • 2016: Christine Rigamer, APR (SPRF Winner)
  • 2015: Carrie DeVries, APR
  • 2012: Shelley Elliott (SPRF Winner)
  • 2012: Virginia Miller (SPRF Winner)

Educator of the Year

  • 2015: Valerie Andrews
  • 2012: Dr. Cathy Rogers (PPRALState)