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44th Annual Thoth Awards Call for Entries Now Open

April 11, 2012

DC-Area PR Professionals Encouraged to Submit Best Communications Campaigns

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-NCC) announces the call for entries for the 44th annual Thoth Awards. The awards are named after Thoth (pronounced “tot”), an Egyptian god of wisdom who was a mediator and scribe and is credited as the inventor of communications and writing. In the spirit of Thoth, PRSA-NCC honors the most outstanding and strategic public relations programs and components developed and produced in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Achievements are recognized in 35 categories, including 16 program categories that celebrate the very best communications campaigns and 19 component categories that highlight top accomplishments in PR tactics. To learn more about the categories and submit entries, visit http://www.prsa-ncc.org/events/thoth-awards/2012-thoth-awards-call-entries.The early bird deadline is Friday, May 25, 2012. All other entries will be accepted until Friday, June 15, 2012.

“The PR professionals in the greater, Washington D.C. area are incredibly creative and innovative in how they get across their messages to key audiences. The Thoth Awards are an excellent opportunity for us all to recognize that outstanding work and share a few best practices along the way,” said Suzanne Holroyd, Ph.D., APR+M, PRSA-NCC 2012 President. “Local PR industry leaders are encouraged to submit their innovative communications strategies over the past year, and demonstrate the true value of public relations.”

The Thoth Awards finalists will be honored at the Thoth Awards Gala occurring on Thursday, September 13 at the National Press Club from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Celebrating the Champions!”

The Thoth Awards would not be possible without generous sponsorship support. Event sponsors include:

Thoth Sponsors: AfterShock Digi-Communications, Balance Interactive, GRC Direct, PR Newswire, and Strauss Radio Strategies

PRSA-NCC Chapter Sponsors: BurrellesLuce, Business Wire, Crystal Communications, DS Simon, George Washington University, Green Buzz Agency, Howard Consulting, Keenan PR, News Generation, Inc., Ogilvy Washington, Pepco, Professional Solutions, LLC, US Navy Memorial, and Vocus

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #Thoth2012. For questions, contact Thoth Awards Gala Chair, Lauren Lawson-Zilai, at lauren.lawson@goodwill.org. For questions about the entry process, contact Amy Goodwin at agoodwin@jhmi.edu.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact PRSA-NCC president elect, Samantha Villegas at svillegas9270@gmail.com.

About Public Relations Society of America

National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) is a professional public relations association of more than 1,500 members in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. PRSA-NCC provides professional development programs, accreditation instruction and networking. PRSA-NCC also promotes public relations education through five area Public Relations Society of America student chapters. For more information, please visit www.prsa-ncc.org or call (703) 691-9212. Connect with us on Facebook at PRSA_NCC or follow us on Twitter: @PRSA_NCC.

SOURCE Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter

Source: PR Newswire