Polaris Award Recipients

Each year, PRSA Inland Empire recognizes the best in public relations and communications through the Polaris Awards.  PRSA Inland Empire works with other PRSA member organizations to judge and score entries.  Based on final scoring, an entry may receive either a Capella, Polaris, or our coveted "Best In Show" award.

2017          2016          2015

2017 Award Recipients

Best in Show

Footsteps2Brilliance
San Bernardino County Human Services
 


Polaris Awards

Writing Category
 
CHOICE Administrators’ Employee Benefit Advisory Monthly Column
Westbound Communications
 
Annual Report Category
 
2017 Annual Report
SBCERA
 
Media/Press Kit or Online Newsroom Category
 
Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival Press Kit
Melody’s Ad Works
 
Marketing Communications Category
 
Footsteps2Brilliance
San Bernardino County Human Services
 
Media Relations Category
 
2017 NASCAR Victory Tour
Auto Club Speedway
 
Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival Media Relations
Melody’s Ad Works
 
Disabled Athlete Competes in the Mission Inn Run to Promote Workforce Inclusion
Robbie Silver
 
High Schoolers STEM into Buzzfeed Videos
Westbound Communications
 
Community Relations Category
 
Clearing the Smoke: You Don't Have to See it to Believe It
Westbound Communications
 
LSP-Community Relations
Western Municipal Water District
 
Special Events & Observances Category
 
Footsteps2Brilliance
San Bernardino County Human Services
 
Internal Communications Category
 
Westbound Finds a Creative Way to Tell #ExperianStories
Westbound Communications
 
The Splash
Western Municipal Water District
 
Newsletter Category
 
OnTap Hard Copy
Western Municipal Water District
 
Multimedia Communications
 
Making a Freeway Project in Planning
Westbound Communications
 
The Splash Video
Western Municipal Water District
 
Creative Communications Category
 
20th Anniversary Track Reunion Yearbook
Auto Club Speedway
 
Crisis Communications
 
Blue Cut Fire
San Bernardino County Human Services
 
Website Category
 
The Arc of Riverside County
Robbie Silver
 
Student Category
 
2016 Holiday PSA Campaign
CSUSH
 
Student Project So Cal Yard Handbook Proposal
Western Municipal Water District
 


Capella Awards

Writing Category
 
Michael Deatherage
California Baptist University
 
Coach Fleming
California Baptist University
 
Is tap Water Safe Blog Post
DeGrave Communications
 
Annual Report Category
 
Annual Report
The Community Foundation
 
Mt. San Jacinto College Annual Report
Mt. San Jacinto College
 
Media/Press Kit or Online Newsroom Category
 
Pechanga Resort Casino Newsroom
Pechanga Resort Casino
 
Marketing Communications Category
 
Our Program Has Stamina
California Baptist University
 
Media Relations Category
 
Gerdau Gun Melt 2016
OPR Communications
 
Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach
OPR Communications
 
Pechanga Resort Casino Chocolate Wine Festival
Pechanga Resort Casino
 
Altman Media Day
Western Municipal Water District
 
Community Relations Category
 
County Water Company Service Transition
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
 
Special Events & Observances Category
 
Trade Show Booth
California Baptist University
 
Gerdau Gun Melt 2016
OPR Communications
 
Newsletter Category
 
San Manuel “Being A Good Neighbor”
Westbound Communications
 
Creative Communications Category
 
Conservation Rocks
CV Strategies
 
Fresh and Local Guide
Riverside County Resource Conservation District
 
Crisis Communications Category
 
City of Riverside Crisis Communications
City of Riverside
 
Magazine or Periodical Category
 
The Roundtable
California Baptist University
 
La Sierra University Magazine
La Sierra University
 
Social Media Public Relations Program Category
 
Social Media Public Relations Program 2017
SBCERA
 
Social Media Public Relations Tactics Category
 
Social Media Outreach
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District


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2016 Award Recipients

Best In Show

Mission Hospital Mental Health Stigma Reduction​
Westbound Communications
 


Polaris Awards

Brochure Category
 
SAWPA Infographic
DeGrave Communications
 
2015 Water Quality Report
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
 
Mt. San Jacinto Viewbook
Mt. San Jacinto College
 
Annual Reports Category
 
2015 Annual Report
The Community Foundation
 
Mt. San Jacinto Annual Report​
Mt. San Jacinto College
 
2015 Financial Report
Riverside Public Utilities
 
2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report “Enjoying the Fruits of Retirement”​
SBCERA
 
Media/Press Kit or Online Newsroom
 
2016 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Press Kit
Melody’s Ad Works
 
Marketing Communications Category
 
Instant Hot Water Recirculating Pump Rebate Program​
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District​
 
91 Steer Clear​
Riverside County Transportation Commission​
 
Homeward Bound Project Adopt
San Bernardino County Human Services
 
Free Sprinkler Nozzles​
Western Municipal Water District​
 
Turf Removal Program​
Western Municipal Water District​
 
Overall Public Relations Category
 
Drought Outreach​
Western Municipal Water District​
 
Media Relations Category
 
Taste of Auto Club Media Day​
Auto Club Speedway​
 
Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach 30th Anniversary​
OPR Communications
 
Chapman University Survey on American Fears​
Westbound Communications & Chapman University​
 
St. Joseph Hoag Health Plants “Wellness Corners”​
Westbound Communications​
 
Community Relations Category
 
“On Our Way to 28” ​Drought Outreach Campaign​
East Valley Water District​
 
Interstate 10/Tippecanoe Interchange Improvement Project​
Kleinfelder/Simon Wong Engineering and San Bernardino Associated Governments​
 
2015 State of Education​
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools​
 
If You See Something Say Something​
Westbound Communications​
 
WRCRWA Community Outreach​
Western Municipal Water District​
 
Special Event and Observances Category
 
Inland Empire Fatherhood Conference​
San Bernardino County of Human Services​
 
Devore Interchange​
Westbound Communications
 
Newsletter Category​
 
2016 Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival Newsletter​
Melody’s Ad Works, Inc.​
 
Multi-media Communications
 
The Child Mindset
Westbound Communications
 
Using Video to Spice Up a 35-Year Tradition​
Westbound Communications & Mojave River Watershed Group
 
Creative Communications Category
 
Valuable Influencer I-10/I-15​
Westbound Communications
 
Big Blue
Western Municipal Water District
 
Crisis Communications
 
Drought Response​
Cucamonga Valley Water District​
 
December 2nd Crisis Response​
San Bernardino County Human Services​
 
A Slow Moving Crisis​
Western Municipal Water District
 
Website Category
 
WMWD Website
Western Municipal Water District
 
Social Media Public Relations Tactics Category
 
EVMWD Social Media Outreach​
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
 


Capella Awards

Writing Category
 
“A Learning Experience”
Pechanga Resort
 
Brochure Category
 
The Arc of Riverside County General Brochure
The Arc of Riverside County
 
Annual Reports Category
 
Riverside County Probation Department Services and Business Plan​
Riverside County Probation PR Division
 
Media Relations Category
 
Ultimate Trip to the Track Media Day​
Auto Club Speedway​
 
December 2nd Media Response​
San Bernardino County Human Services​
 
Community Relations Category
 
LESJWA Alum Application Outreach​
DeGrave Communications​
 
Water District Outreach Plan​
Eastern Municipal Water District
 
Special Event and Observances Category
 
Employee Recognition Award Ceremony​
Riverside County Probation PR Division​
 
Hadley Fruit Orchards Grand Opening
OPR Communications​
 
Government/Public Affairs Program Category
 
“Less Water, More Color” ​Drought Campaign​
Riverside Public Utilities​
 
Corporate Branding Category
 
Strategic Communication Branding​
Eastern Municipal Water District​
 
Newsletter Category
 
Quarterly Newsletter​
SBCERA
 
Creative Communication Category
 
You Can Never Be Too Prepared​
Westbound Communications​
 
Student Project Category
 
Tower Property Management
Jessica Sanchez – California Baptist University


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2015 Award Recipients

Best of Show

It’s a Stormwater Pollution Revolution: Protecting the High Desert Watershed
Westbound Communications
 


Polaris Awards

Writing Category
 
CHOICE Administrators "The Coming Age of Defined Contribution"
Westbound Communications
 
Brochure Category
 
Isagenix International Brochure
Westbound Communications
 
Annual Reports Category
 
Annual Report
Los Angeles County Fair Association
 
2013-14 Annual Report
Riverside Public Utilities
 
2014 CAFR, “Managing Your Retirement Resources”
SBCERA
 
Media/Press Kit or Online Newsroom
 
2015 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival Press Kit
Melody’s Ad Works
 
Marketing Communications Category
 
Bear Valley Electric Service Holiday Light Exchange
OPR Communications
 
“Be A Hero”
San Bernardino County Human Services
 
Overall Public Relations Category
 
The CA Drought – A Slow Moving Crisis
Western Municipal Water District
 
Media Relations Category
 
Orthopedic Team Responds to Quake-Ridden Nepal
Loma Linda University Health
 
Fear Fuels National Attention for Chapman University
Westbound Communications
 
Community Relations Category
 
It’s a Stormwater Pollution Revolution: Protecting the High Desert Watershed
Westbound Communications
 
Corporate Branding
 
Western’s Branding Project
Western Municipal Water District
 
Internal Communications
 
Western’s Wellness Program
Western Municipal Water District
 
Website
 
BlueRiverside.com
Riverside Public Utilities
 
Social Media Category
 
BNSF Encourages Teens to Tweet for Rail Safety
BNSF Railway
 
“Be A Hero” Campaign
San Bernardino County Human Services


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