January 2011 News from PRSA

PRSA 2011 Silver Anvil Call for Entries Now Open Enter your best work for a chance to win a Silver Anvil, the icon of the public relations profession. Don’t miss the opportunity to demonstrate your excellence and be recognized by your clients and among your peers.

  • Before entering, be sure to view and print a PDF of the 2011 Silver Anvil Call for Entries, which includes guidelines, categories, deadlines, helpful tips and more.
  • To enter, complete and submit the Silver Anvil online entry form and payment.  Then send in your completed, printed entry form(s) along with your Silver Anvil Award entry(ies) materials by one of the following 2011 entry deadlines:

Early Deadline: Feb. 11, 2011 – Save $75! Final Deadline: Feb. 25, 2011

Health Academy Award Applications Now Accepted

Recognize distinguished colleagues, friends or yourself by submitting applications* for the Frank J. Weaver Lifetime Achievement and MacEachern Chief Executive Officer Award. The award for Lifetime Achievement honors practitioners with a minimum of 25 years of public relations experience in the health care sector, whereas the Chief Executive Officer Award recognizes a chief executive who used public relations to advance the goals of his or her organization. Check out past winners or fill out an application at the awards Web page. Deadline: Feb. 4.

*New for this year — no application fee for Health Academy Section members.

PRSA Offering Financial Hardship Plan

PRSA is offering a financial hardship plan to members who are unemployed or temporarily disabled.  Members wishing to take advantage of the hardship plan should contact a Member Services representative at membership@prsa.org or (212) 460-1400.

Take Advantage of the PRSA Quarterly Membership Payment Plan

Thinking about renewing your membership, but don't want to pay the fee all at once?

PRSA members have the option of renewing their membership with a payment plan. Your National dues will be automatically charged to your credit card each quarter (sorry, no checks or wire transfer payments, and PRSA cannot defer any charges).

Your Chapter, Professional Interest Section, and/or Affinity Group dues, plus a $10 annual service fee, will be charged in full in the first payment. Members cannot renew online if they have opted for quarterly dues billing. PRSA will continue to bill for quarterly dues until notified to do so otherwise by the member. A bimonthly e-mail is sent to members who have opted for quarterly payments to remind them how it works.