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    2013 Pinnacle Award Winners Announced

    PRSA Hampton Roads Announces 2013 Pinnacle Award Winners

    2013 Pinnacle Award Winners

    Virginia Beach, Va. (June 13, 2013) The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced the recipients of the 2013 Pinnacle Awards during a luncheon, recognizing the best public relations programs and tactics in the region.

    Joel Rubin, president of Rubin Communications Group, was recognized with the newly renamed P. Lee Starkey Public Relations Practitioner of the Year award. Starkey, the chapter’s first Public Relations Practitioner of the Year, passed away in 2012. He was described as “a patriot, a gentleman and the father of public relations in Hampton Roads.” His wife, Earlene, attended the luncheon and presented the award to Rubin.

    Other Pinnacle Award-Winners include:

    Newsletters $3,500 and above
    1st Place: EVMS Magazine and EVMS Marketing and Communications
    2nd Place: Virginia Aquarium Quarterly and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

    Brochures $3,499 and below
    Man Up Monday
    Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia and The Monday Campaigns

    Annual Reports $3,500 and above
    1st Place: Fired Up For The Future, Hampton Roads Community Foundation Annual Report and Hampton Roads Community Foundation
    2nd Place: “Embracing the Possibilities” and St. Mary’s Home and Brickell & Partners
     
    Interactive/AV Communications $3,500 and above
    EVMS My Story Project
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
     
    Interactive/AV Communications $3,499 and below
    Virginia Beach’s Online Pressroom
    Ron Kuhlman, Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Social Media $3,499 and below
    Virginia Aquarium Otter Blog
    Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

    Media Kits $3,499 and below
    VDOT/Gilmerton Bridge Replacement Project Float-In Media Kit
    Virginia Department of Transportation
    Seventh Point Public Relations

    BEST IN SHOW- TACTICS:
    EVMS Magazine
    EVMS Marketing and Communications

    Special Events $3,500 and above
    1st Place: OpSail 2012 Virginia and Dave Iwans & Associates
    2nd Place: VDOT/Gilmerton Bridge/Federal Highway Administration Event, Virginia Department of Transportation and Seventh Point Public Relations

    Community Relations Campaigns $3,500 and above
    1st Place: VDOT/Gilmerton Bridge/Lift-Span Float-In Community Relations Campaign, Virginia Department of Transportation and Seventh Point Public Relations
    2nd Place: Wounded Warrior Project Collegiate Sports Program and Meridian Group
     
    Community Relations Campaigns $3,499 and below
    Meet, Greet + Imagine: The Granby Experience
    City of Norfolk Office of the City Manager

    Public Relations Projects $3,500 and above
    Virginia Beach’s 2012 “Love the Moment” Campaign
    Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
     
    Reputation/Brand Management $3,500 and above
    511/ Reach the Beach
    VDOT Hampton Roads District Communications

    BEST IN SHOW-PROGRAMS:
    VDOT/Gilmerton Bridge/Lift-Span Float-In Community Relations Campaign
    Virginia Department of Transportation
    Seventh Point Public Relations

    Note: An online photo album of the event can be found on Flickr.

    - PRSAHR -