There’s nothing more exciting and exhilarating than hearing your name called when a fancy crystal trophy is involved. This year’s Virginia PR Awards, hosted by PRSA Richmond, were held at the Jefferson Hotel – and around 300 of the Commonwealth’s finest public relations and communications professionals celebrated their successes over libations and the obligatory chicken entrée and with Cheryl Miller (who has emceed the event nine years and counting).
The Hodges Partnership was part of eight of the evening’s awards, but the one that we’re the most proud of is the one for our co-founder Josh Dare, who received the Thomas Jefferson Award of Excellence. There’s more on that to come, including the surprise reveal under the guise of a fake video recording session.
Other honors of the evening went to:
Awards of Excellence
Magazines – Umgås Magazine
Marketing Business to Business – Connexions Loyalty
Awards of Merit
Media Relations – Kroger
Editorial / Op-Ed Columns – ChildFund International
Reputation / Brand Management – Alexandria Renew Enterprises
Extended Events and Observances – Monmouth University
Research/Evaluation – VCCS, EAB Research
In my role on PRSA Richmond’s board, it was my duty to puppeteer this year’s event and while I’m really proud of what the awards committee has accomplished, there’s also nothing more exciting and exhilarating than putting to bed an event you’ve worked on for the last nine months.
Cheers and congrats to all of the evening’s winners!