Polaris Awards Entry Deadline is this Friday, August 22

Calling all outstanding public relations professionals in the Inland Empire! There's still time to enter! 

The PRSA Inland Empire Chapter is calling for entries for its 2014 Polaris Awards. The final deadline is this Friday, August 22nd. Members and non members are welcome and encouraged to submit.

Our annual PR awards recognize public relations tactics and programs that successfully incorporate sound research, planning, execution and evaluation. These awards represent the highest standards of performance in the public relations profession in the Inland Empire.


All submissions, or a portion of the entry, must have been executed between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014. In addition, all submissions must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Company/client resides in the Inland Empire, except for student category.
  • Project was executed in the Inland Empire, except in the case of a student project, which may be a proposal rather than an executed project.
  • Open to members of PRSA Inland Empire and non-members.


  • Final Deadline for Entries – Friday, August 22, 2014
  • Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ENTRY FEES – New Affordable Fees!

  • PRSA Inland Empire Members: $65 per entry (must be uploaded by Friday, Aug. 22, 2014)
  • Non-members: $80 per entry (must be uploaded by Friday, Aug. 22, 2014)

NEW THIS YEAR! Online Submissions

The PRSA Inland Empire Polaris Awards submissions are now 100 percent online!

  • Simple, easy steps to follow.
  • Easy upload of entries via Dropbox.
  • No postage or delivery charges.
  • Save on paper and supply costs with no binders or copying needed.

For more information, see our Polaris Awards page on our web site including a video wlaking you through the entire process. 

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Video: Welcome to the New Polaris Awards

Your hard work in PR and communications deserves a recognition! And PRSA Inland Empire wants to give you the credit your work deserves with our completely revamped PR Awards.

Watch our recorded webinar to hear the latest news about our all new Polaris awards including our new logo and trophy, new date, new entry process, and all new lower pricing! We'll even have last year's Best in Show winner, Westbound Communications, sharing top tips to win big in 2014.

Our webinar panel includes:

  • Hillary Angel with Palm Springs Visitors Bureau
  • Carrie Gilbreth with Westbound Communication
  • Aaron Norris, APR with The Norris Group

These three local experts will be online July 14th to share these big changes along with details on entry categories, how to apply online, and to answer all your questions live about the Inland Empire's biggest awards ceremony dedicated to celebrating the work of Inland Empire PR and communications professionals. Members and non members are encouraged to join us for this free session.

Polaris Deadlines

  • Early entry Deadline – Friday, August 8, 2014
  • Final Deadline for Entries – Friday, August 22, 2014
  • Awards Ceremony – Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For more information on the Polaris Awards, please visit the Polaris Awards on our website, connect with us on Facebook, or with immediate questions, email


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