2018 Pepperpot Awards

Welcome to information page for the PRSA Philadelphia Pepperpot Awards! The "Pepperpots" have become a long-standing tradition for Philadelphia-area PR professionals to join together in recognizing the top PR campaigns, tactics and professionals. This year, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the awards program.

*Please check back regularly as this page is updated frequently.*

DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, August 17, 2018 (5:01 pm) - "Early Bird" submission deadline
Friday, September 7, 2018 (3:01 pm) - Final EXTENDED submission deadline
Friday, October 5, 2018 (5:01 pm) - EXTENDED Individual Achievement awards deadline (done on PRSA Philly website here)

CALL FOR ENTRIES
Please see the 2018 Pepperpot Awards Call for Entries for details about how to submit to the 2018 Pepperpot Awards.

CATEGORIES
Campaigns
1. Public Service
2. Reputation/ Brand Management
3A. Special Events and Observances (Seven Days or Fewer) - Budget Less than $15,000
3B. Special Events and Observances (Seven Days or Fewer) - Budget More than $15,000
4A. Special Events and Observances (Seven Days or More) - Budget Less than $15,000
4B. Special Events and Observances (Seven Days or More) - Budget More than $15,000
5.
Community Relations
6.
Public Affairs
7.
Development or Fundraising
8.
Pro Bono Programs
9A. Marketing Communications – New Products & Services
9B. Marketing Communications – Established Products & Service
10.
Marketing Business to Business
11.
Integrated Communications
12.
Multicultural Communication
13. Crisis Communications and Issues Management
14.
Internal/Employee Communications
15.
Social Media
16A. Media Relations – For Profit
16B. Media Relations – Not-for-Profit
17.
Investor Relations

Tactics
18. Research
19.
Newsletters (Print & Digital)
20.
Magazines (Internal & External)
21.
Brochures
22.
Annual Reports
23.
Special-Purpose Publications
24.
Media Kit/Collateral
25.
Speeches
26.
Audio/Video Programs
27A. Public Service Announcement – TV
27B. Public Service Announcement – Radio
28.
Feature Stories
29.
Editorial/Op-Ed Columns
30.
Website
31.
Blogs
32.
Blogger Campaigns
33.
Smartphone/Tablet Applications
34.
Social Media Platform
35.
Press Conferences
36.
Direct Mail/Direct Response
37.
Advertorials
38.
Infographics

Individual Recognition Awards

  1. Anthony Fulginiti Award for Commitment to Education - please submit here
  2. Maxine Elkin Award for Distinguished Service - please submit here
  3. Frank X. Long Award for Excellence in Writing - please submit here
  4. DeAnn White Award for Excellence in Community Service - please submit here
  5. Anne Sceia Klein Professional Promise Award - please submit here


2017 Pepperpot Award Winners

Program Categories

Public Service
Pepperpot:
Vault Communications

Ladle: Anne Klein Communications Group

Reputation / Brand Management
Pepperpot:
Anne Klein Communications Group

Ladle: Hornercom

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer- budget less than $15K
Ladle
: Write Touch Public Relations

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or fewer – budget more than $15K
Pepperpot:
Buchanan Public Relations

Ladle: Vault Communications

Special Events & Observances – Seven days or more – budget more than $15K
Ladle:
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Pepperpot: Independence Blue Cross and Drexel University (tie)

Community Relations
Ladle:
Saint-Gobain

Public Affairs
Pepperpot:
Kimball Communications

Development or Fundraising
Ladle:
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Marketing Communications – New Products and Services
Pepperpot:
Klunk & Millan

Ladle: Vault Communications

Marketing Communications- Established Services
Ladle:
Hornercom

Marketing Business-to-Business
Pepperpot:
Penske Truck Leasing

Ladle: Tierney Communications

Integrated Communications
Pepperpot:
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Ladle: Vault Communications 

Crisis Communications and Issues Management
Ladle:
Klunk & Millan

Pepperpot: Anne Klein Communications Group

Social Media
Pepperpot:
Bellevue Communications Group

Ladle: Penn Medicine Communications Group

Media Relations: For Profit
Pepperpot:
Vault Communications

Ladle: Hornercom

Media Relations: Not-for-Profit
Pepperpot:
Museum of the American Revolution

Ladle: Anne Klein Communications Group

Tactic Categories

Newsletters
Ladle:
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Magazines
Pepperpot:
Penn Medicine Communications Department

Ladle: American Association for Cancer Research

Brochures
Pepperpot:
Penn MedicineCommunications Department 

Annual Reports
Pepperpot:
Independence Blue Cross

Ladle: Trinseo

Special-Purpose Publications
Pepperpot:
Trinseo with Vault Communications

Ladle: Penn Medicine Communications Department and FMC Corporation (tie)

Media Kit / Collateral
Pepperpot:
Aqua America with Vault Communications

Audio / Video Programs
Pepperpot:
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Ladle: Aqua America with Vault Communications

Public Service Announcements – TV
Pepperpot:
W20 Group

Feature Stories
Pepperpot:
Anne Klein Communications Group

Editorial / Op-eds
Ladle:
Penn MedicineCommunications Department

Websites
Ladle:
Furia Rubel Communications

Blogs
Pepperpot:
Penn Medicine Communications Department

Blogger Campaigns
Ladle:
Penn MedicineCommunications Department

Press Conferences
Pepperpot:
Saint-Gobain

Ladle: Furia Rubel Communications

Advertorials
Ladle:
Bellevue Communications

Infographics
Pepperpot:
Hornercom