The Florida Public Relations Association’s (FPRA) Image Awards competition is the precursor to FPRA’s Golden Image Awards.
Conducted annually, the Image Awards competition provides Southwest Florida PR practitioners an excellent platform to be recognized for their outstanding public relations tools and programs.
2020 Local Image Awards
The 2020 Local Image Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 23 at the Sydney & Berne Davis Arts Center from 6 to 9 pm. The evening will be a night of celebration complete with hors d’oeuvres, 3-course dinner, cash bar and more!
*more details coming soon
FPRA Golden Image Awards
Recognized as the hallmark for excellence in public relations, the Golden Image Awards sets the standard for the very best examples of innovation, planning and design. For more information about the Awards, visit the FPRA website.
Participation in Local Image Awards is not a requirement for submission to Golden Image. To view more information and see past winners’ submissions, login here.
For a full list of statewide winners, including our Southwest Florida winners, click here.
Past Image Award Winners
2019 Local Image Awards
Our 2019 Local Image Awards ceremony was held in April at the Burroughs Home and Gardens in Fort Myers.
Our winners were:
Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections, Heather Doane, APR, Voter Education Coordinator, and Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Officer for the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office received an Award of Distinction and Judges Award for their public service campaign, Millennial Votes Matter. They also received a Judges Award and the Grand All Image Award in Division A for their integrated marketing campaign, Collier Votes Local.
SPIRO & Associates, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Brand Architecture received an Award of Distinction for the community relations campaign Sustainable Outreach Society-Goodness To-Go and the public information campaign, Fort Myers Doughnut Operations Grand Opening. They also received an Award of Distinction and Judges Award for the public service campaign Lee BIA Impact Fee Campaign.
CONRIC PR & Marketing received an Award of Distinction and Judges Award for the public service campaign, Faces of Hope at Work. They also received an Image Award and Judges Award for the public affairs campaign, City of Cape Coral GO Bond, and a Judges Award for the public relations program, Madisen’s Match.
Albert Arguelles, Vice President and Randy Mitchelson, APR, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at iPartnerMedia received an Image Award and Judges Award for the public service campaign, the Southwest Florida Challenge (#SWFLchallenge).
The Lee Health Strategic Communications & Public Relations Department received a Judges Award for the public information campaign, Lee Health Coconut Point Media Tour.
Priority Marketing and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida received an Image Award, Judges Award and the Grand Image Award in Division C for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Magic Under the Mangroves 2018 Fund-A-Need Video.
Priority Marketing and The School District of Lee County received an Award of Distinction and Judges Award for the public affairs campaign, Change for Change: It’s About Kids, Not Numbers.
Priority Marketing and the Guadalupe Center received an Award of Distinction for the Guadalupe Center Video Brochure with Printed Insert.
Kirsten O’Donnell, Director of Communications for the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida received an Image Award and Grand Image Award in Division B for the Area Agency on Aging’s 40th Anniversary Milestone News Release.
The Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) and SPIRO & Associates received a Judges Award for the LCEC Website project.
For student projects in public relations, Fabiano Solano, former Communications Director for the FPRA FGCU student chapter, received an Award of Distinction and a Judges Award for the public relations campaign, A New Chapter in FGCU Pages.
2018 Local Image Awards
Our 2018 Local Image Awards ceremony was held in April at IMAG History and Science Center in Fort Myers.
A Grand Image Award and an Image Award went to Priority Marketing for the Guadalupe Center 2017 Impact Report.
Other awards were presented, as follows:
Image Award: Jennifer J. Edwards, Heather Doane and Trish Robertson, APR for the 2017 High School Voter Registration Challenge; Kara Hado for GoEP2: Edgewater Drive Phase II Improvements; Albert Arguelles and Randy Mitchelson, APR for iPartnerMedia Digital Marketing Workshop for Kinetico Water Systems; Lee Health Strategic Communications and Public Relations Department for Take 5 Leadership Newsletter
Award of Distinction: CONRIC PR & Marketing for Cape Coral Community Foundation ENPYs; Rob Moher for Wildlife Injury Prevention Campaign; Pushing the Envelope, Inc. for DOCK5 versus Hurricane Irma; Lee County Port Authority Communications and Marketing Team for FPRA In The Spotlight – Southwest Florida Chapter’s 2017 Local Image
Judges’ Award: Jennifer J. Edwards, Heather Doane, APR, and Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC for the 2017 High School Voter Registration Challenge.
Past Golden Image Award Winners
2019 Golden Image Awards
Our Golden Image Award winners were the Lee Health Strategic Communications and Public Relations Department and Priority Marketing. These two organizations also took home Judges’ Awards.
Our Award of Distinction winners were Albert Arguelles and Randy Mitchelson, APR; Jennifer J. Edwards, Heather Doane, APR, and Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC; Conric PR & Marketing; LCEC; Spiro & Associates; and FGCU student chapter member Fabiana Solano.
Our Judges’ Award winners were Albert Arguelles and Randy Mitchelson, APR; Jennifer J. Edwards, Heather Doane, APR, and Trish Robertson, APR, CPRC; Spiro & Associates; and Priority Marketing and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
We also celebrated three President’s Awards, including President of the Year for 2018-2019 President Lisa Murray, APR, CPRC! We also took home awards honoring our accreditation and certification efforts, and our Local Image Award celebration.
See below for more details on the Golden Image Award competition.