Radiance Awards

The Radiance Awards Presented by Publix recognize outstanding strategic public relations programs by Florida practitioners and organizations. The statewide awards recognize the highest levels of professional achievement. The awards highlight PR campaigns and tactics that demonstrate excellence in research, planning, implementation and evaluation, as well as individuals who have shown great commitment to the profession.

Submissions for the 2022 PRSA Sunshine Radiance Awards Presented by Publix are closed for this year. Winning entries were announced during an in-person awards celebration at #SunCon2022 on Friday, July 29. For a complete list of winning entries from 2022, click here.

To ensure transparency in the judging process, PRSA Sunshine District’s Radiance Awards are scored by a PRSA chapter outside of the Sunshine District. Below are the winners of the Radiance Awards from years prior.

The deadlines for the 2022 PRSA Sunshine Radiance Awards Presented by Publix were as follows:

Early Entry Deadline – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28
Regular Entry Deadline – 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 11
Late Entry Deadline – 5 p.m, Wednesday, May 18

For entry guidelines, including pricing details and a list of all categories to enter, visit: Full Entry Guidelines 2022 PRSA Sunshine District Radiance Awards.

Special thanks to this year’s Presenting Sponsor, Publix!

Radiance Awards Winners


Weeki Wachee Education Campaign (2022)
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Employee Curbside Service Award Ceremonies (2021)
Orange County Government

Destination On Display: Ft. Lauderdale Art & Design Week (2020)
Finn Partners

Invasion of the Fatbergs (2019)

Southwest Florida Water Management District (2018)
My Home. My Springs. Social Media Campaign

Syniverse (2017)
Exposing the Privacy Predicament

Mission, Vision, Values Campaign (2016)
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Baptist Health Introduces Primary Care Services (2015)
Baptist Health South Florida

Drive Electric Orlando Launch Event (2014)
Curley & Pynn


Jaylen Christie, MA, Orlando Regional Chapter (2022)
Bernadette Davis Communications

Nadia Vanderhoof, MA, Orlando Regional Chapter (2021)
Orange County Convention Center

Christina Morton, APR, Orlando Regional Chapter (2020)
Consensus Communications

Dustin Cranor, APR, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter (2019)

Corrie Keller, APR, Palm Beach Chapter (2018)
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Rebecca Seelig, APR, Palm Beach Chapter (2017)
Palm Beach Public Relations

Angela Walters, MBA, APR, Tampa Bay Chapter (2016)
Hillsborough Community College

Joseph Abreu, APR, Palm Beach Chapter (2015)
Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County

Cyndee Woolley, APR, Gulf Coast Chapter (2014)


Jamie Floer, APR, CPRC, Fellow PRSA (2022)
Orlando Regional Chapter

J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA (2021)
Ft. Lauderdale Chapter

Denyse Mesnik, APR (2019)
Gulf Coast Chapter

Charles R. Suits, APR, Fellow PRSA (2018)
Palm Beach Chapter

Geri Evans, APR, Fellow PRSA (2017)
Orlando Regional Chapter