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Individual Achievement Awards

The Individual Achievement Awards recognize members of our PR and communications industry who have gone above and beyond – as a student leader, a writer, a person invested in not-for-profits. Please think about someone in your circle deserving of the individual awards that will be presented at the Pepperpot Awards celebration on December 1.

The awards range from highlighting commitment to education to excellence in writing, community service, and student work. We invite you to nominate a colleague who deserves the honor of one of these awards:

  • Anthony Fulginiti Award for Commitment to Education 
  • Maxine Elkin Award for Distinguished Service  
  • Frank X. Long Award for Excellence in Writing 
  • DeAnn White Award for Excellence in Community Service
  • Anne Sceia Klein Award for Professional Promise 

You can learn more in the Call for EntriesAll nominations are free. The winner does not need to be a member of PRSA National nor our Chapter.

Campaign and Tactic Projects

Judging is underway on 90 entries submitted by industry leaders in the Philadelphia region. We are excited to see the winners named at the Pepperpot Awards celebration on December 1 at The Lucy in Philadelphia.

There is something for everyone – a chance to join a prestigious group of past winners. The Campaign categories range from Public Affairs to Special Events, and from Multicultural Communications to COVID Communications. The Tactic categories present opportunities for Brochures to AV Programs, and from Op-Eds to Social Media Platforms. Think about your projects between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021. What makes you proud? How hard did your team work in a year full of challenges?

The Call for Entries includes details about the Campaign and Tactic categories, instructions on the submission process, and guidance in next steps.

Check out the 2021 Tactic & Campaign Finalists!

Designating Award Winners

2021 Pepperpot Award Winners 

In determining which entries receive a first place Pepperpot award, as well as a second place Ladle award, the Pepperpot committee will review score sheets from the reciprocal judging chapter, for this year Central Michigan. The top average score in each category, in which entries were received, will earn a Pepperpot award. The second highest scoring entry in each category under the same criteria will receive the Ladle award. If no entries in a given category earned higher than an average score of 60, no award will be given for this categoryAlso, if the highest scoring entry earns a score higher than that minimum, which would receive a Pepperpot award, and the next highest scoring entry receives a score below that threshold, no Ladle award will be given for that category. In the case of a tie, the judging chapter will be asked to bring in a discrepancy judge to break the tie.

The top-scoring category winner across the Pepperpot Awards program will be awarded the “Best in Show” honor.  If more than one category winner earns a perfect score (100), those entries will each be recognized with the Best in Show honor.  Otherwise, the tie-break process as outlined above applies here as well.


Monday, September 13 at midnight – Early Bird Deadline for Campaign and Tactic Submissions
Friday, October 8 at midnight – Final Deadline for Campaigns and Tactic Submissions
Friday, October 8 at midnight – Final Deadline for Individual Achievement Awards Submissions
Wednesday, October 13 at midnight (11:59pm) – Extended Deadline for Campaigns and Tactic Submissions
PRSA Member Rate
11+ Submissions - PRSA Member Rate
Non-Member Rate
11+ Submissions - Non-Member Rate