PR Practitioner of the Year Award


PRSA North Pacific District PR Practitioner of the YearThe PRSA North Pacific District PR Practitioner of the Year Award is a regional honor for our NPD members.

The award is given annually to a PRSA member in the North Pacific District who has worked full-time in public relations for more than five years and demonstrated excellence in his/her public relations knowledge, skills and abilities.

It honors those who have excelled professionally and given back to the industry through volunteer contributions to PRSA.

Judges are leaders in other PRSA Districts. The award is presented by the district chair and given at the North Pacific District Conference, or on years when no conference is held, at a local chapter event.

The winner receives a physical award and is also featured on the PRSA NPD website. A news release is distributed, and the winner will be publicized via district and chapter social media networks.


May – Call for entries distributed to NPD members
June 30th – Nominations due
July – Entries judged, 3 finalists announced
August/September – Award given in the PRSA chapter where the recipient resides


Any PRSA member in a chapter in the PRSA NPD can be nominated. Self-nominations are also accepted.

Current NPD board members are not eligible for the award.

Award Criteria

Nominees should exemplify public relations excellence and the ethical values of PRSA. Nominees should also demonstrate service to the profession through contributions to PRSSA, their local PRSA chapter, a PRSA section, district or on a national level.

Nomination Process

Nominations are accepted from NPD members and include an explanation for why they’re nominating the PRSA member for the award as well as an additional letter of recommendation from another PRSA member. The letter of recommendation should not be more than 400 words in length and should identify the nominee, who nominated her or him, and the person providing the recommendation. It should be sent to

Please submit nominations sending information from the Google Form to

To view a PDF of the Google Form (in case you can’t access it), click here.

PR Practitioner of the Year Recipients

2016 – Cindy Sharpe, APR – PRSA Puget Sound Chapter