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PRSA Sunshine Awards

The Radiance Awards recognize outstanding strategic public relations programs by Florida practitioners and organizations. The statewide awards recognize the highest levels of professional achievement. The awards highlight PR campaigns and tactics that demonstrate excellence in research, planning, implementation and evaluation, as well as individuals who have shown great commitment to the profession.

Guildelines, Rules, Categories and Judging Criteria

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****UPDATE (as of 10 a.m. 5/3): The deadline for late entries has been extended to Wednesday, May 8, at 5 p.m.****

Be Recognized

Whether you’re an independent practitioner or a corporate agency, the Radiance Awards give each award entry an independent review and score it based on campaign success and the value it has brought to the public relations profession. Individual awards and an overall Best of Sunshine Award are also selected.

Awards Ceremony

The winners of the 2019 Radiance Awards will be announced on July 26, 2019 during the Sunshine District Conference luncheon. Visit the conference website to learn more.

Entry Fees & Deadlines

Entry Fees and Deadlines
Deadline PRSA Member Non-PRSA Member
Early - April 8, 2019 (at 5 p.m.) $65 $95
Regular - April 26, 2019 (at 5 p.m.) $85 $110
Late - May 3, 2019 (at 5 p.m.) $105 $130

There is no fee to enter any of the individual award categories.


Payments are processed by credit card via PayPal through the OpenWater platform. If paying by check, make check payable to “PRSA Sunshine District,” include your entry title, and postmark it by the submission deadline. Mail to Sunshine District Treasurer Bobby Eagle, APR. The mailing address will be provided at checkout once you select your payment method.

All entry fees are non-refundable. If paying by check, state the category and title of your entry on the check. No maximum number of entries can be submitted. 

No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m. Friday, May 3. No exceptions. Questions may be directed to awards@prsasunshine.com. Read guidelines for additional information. Do not email your entry unless it is a nomination for the individual awards.


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