The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) won several prestigious awards at the 2013 state FPRA Annual Conference held August 4-7 in St. Petersburg, FL. The Golden Image Awards competition recognizes outstanding public relations programs, tools, and student projects throughout the state of Florida during the past year to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design.

Golden Image Award and Judges’ Awards: Canterbury School – Grandparent Annual Fund Appeal Brochure – Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC and Deborah Johnson; and Southwest Florida International Airport Facebook Launch – Lee County Port Authority Public Affairs Team.

Awards of Distinction and Judges’ Awards: Modern Day Mother’s Day news release – Samantha Scott, APR and Terri Davidson-Cabitt; and Storage Opportunities PowerPoint Presentation – Carla Ulakovic and East County Water Control District.

Award of Distinction: Lee BIA Builders Care Certified Builder Partner Program – Lee BIA Builders Care, Priority Marketing of SWFL, and Stock Development.

Judges’ Award: An Evening of Laughs with Kevin Nealon – Debra Webb, APR, HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida, Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC, Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C. and Chris Nealon, REACH FREQ.

Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. For additional information, please visit the Chapter website at