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FPRA Jacksonville members receive public relations awards at the 84th Annual Conference

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) honored Jacksonville Chapter members with several awards recognizing public relations excellence during its 84th Annual Conference.

As part of the Golden Image Awards competition, Jacksonville members earned awards for public relations programs and digital tools:

Division A Public Relations Programs – Community Relations

·Winners: Lanette Hart, APR, CPR; Kayla Poe; and Natalie Hernesman won an Award of Distinction for Farah & Farah’s “Vote Boldly” campaign to increase voter turnout in Florida.

Division A Public Relations Programs – Special Event

·Winners: Chelsea Kavanagh, APR; Kimberly Norman; and Amy Klinkenberg won a Judges’ Award and an Award of Distinction for the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Event at JAXPORT.

Division C Digital Tools of Public Relations – Digital Promotion

·Madelene Skinner won an Award of Distinction for the RS&H Countdown to Artemis 1 Launch campaign to boost awareness and visibility of RS&H’s engineering and design of the infrastructure for the Artemis program.

The Golden Image Awards have become a standard of excellence in the state of Florida. The Florida Public Relations Association conducts the competition annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs and to encourage and promote the development of public relations in the state. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design.

During the annual President’s Luncheon, the Jacksonville chapter board received additional honors for chapter involvement. Chapter President Andrea Siracusa, APR, CPRC (left) received the President’s Award for membership retention. Vice President of Communications EmmaJean Livingston (right) received recognition as the chapter’s Joe Curley Rising Leader finalist at the state level.

The Jacksonville Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association supports communication professionals in Northeast Florida. Members work in various industries such as healthcare, government, non-profit, and private business. Through networking, professional development programs, and recognition, the chapter promotes excellence in public relations and the highest ethical standards in practice.

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