The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will recognize the best public relations, communications and marketing efforts in Southwest Florida at its 2014 Local Image Awards reception on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Those who want to attend must RSVP by April 7.

The Local Image Awards competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Southwest Florida and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism in our area. Entrants must demonstrate innovation, planning, design and execution within budget. The four categories are: Public Relations Programs, Printed Tools of Public Relations, Audio/Visual/Online Tools of Public Relations and Student Projects in Public Relations.

The cost to attend is $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers and $20 for students. For more information or reservations, visit http://www.fpraswfl.org or call 239-590-4504.

Event sponsors are the Lee County Port Authority, Alliance for the Arts, Cappelli’s Catering, Florida Weekly, Full Circle Productions, Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C., Visaggio Community Consulting, Pushing the Envelope, Inc. and Pulse Technology Solutions. Annual chapter sponsors are LCEC and Flame Productions.

The Florida Public Relations Association was founded in 1938 and is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. The Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA is dedicated to programs and activities for public relations professionals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For additional information, please visit the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA website at www.fpraswfl.org.