The Radiance Awards Presented by Publix celebrate outstanding strategic public relations efforts by Florida practitioners and organizations. These statewide awards recognize the highest levels of professional achievement and showcase 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.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a Radiance Awards entry this year!
Congratulations to the 2023 Radiance Awards winners!
Best of Sunshine Award
The recipient of this award is selected by the judges among the year’s Radiance Award winners from the campaigns categories. The Best of Sunshine Award represents the pinnacle of excellence in public relations programming in Florida.
Geri Evans Award for Distinguished Service
This award is named in honor of Geri Evans, APR, Fellow PRSA, one of public relations most respected practitioners. Her dedication and service to the Sunshine District and our profession as a whole have been instrumental in the advancement of the Society. This award is intended to honor a PRSA Sunshine District member who has demonstrated unwavering commitment to the District and has expressed significant contributions to advancing PRSA and its members.
The award was launched in 2017 with Geri accepting the inaugural award. Charles “Chuck” Suits, APR, Fellow PRSA, received the honor in 2018; Denyse Mesnik, APR, received the honor in 2019; J.W. Arnold, APR, Fellow PRSA received the honor in 2021; and Jamie Floer, APR, CPRC, Fellow PRSA received the honor in 2022.
Trailblazer Professional of the Year Award
The award honors a PRSA Sunshine District member who, in the previous year, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the practice and implementation of public relations principles. Recipients of this prestigious award also advocate for the profession and exemplify the Society’s values. Self-nominations will be accepted. No campaigning please. If a chapter feels strongly about a nominee, please compile one nomination and co-sign.
*There is no fee to enter any of the individual award categories. The Best of Sunshine Award is selected from among the year’s Radiance Award winners and does not require a nomination. For nominations in the individual award categories of Distinguished Service and Trailblazer, please email the one-page nomination and the nominee’s resume along with nominator and nominee contact information to [email protected].
A special THANK YOU to this year’s Radiance Awards Presenting Sponsor, Publix!