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Welcome to the online portal for PRSA Puget Sound's awards program!

PRSA Puget Sound honors the best public relations programs, tactics and practitioners in the region at its annual awards celebration. The very first submissions to the chapter's awards program were accepted in the Fall of 1977, with a celebration event following in the early Winter of 1978.

Our awards competition is open to all public relations and marketing professionals in the region, PRSA members and nonmembers alike. The program is designed to recognize projects, programs, and practitioners that demonstrate excellence in PR and rise above the competition.

The PRSA Puget Sound Awards, formerly known as the Totem Awards, are currently going through a name change. We plan to announce the new name as part of our awards celebration in June.

  • New in 2021: Select categories have COVID-19 pandemic or diversity, equity, and inclusion options.



Submissions for the PRSA Puget Sound Awards will be accepted until Wednesday, April 7, 2021There will be no extensions this year. Entries are split into two main categories: PR Components and PR Programs. Please be sure to thoroughly examine the Call for Entries which details the submission guidelines. 

Each entry is judged on its own merits, with PRSA Puget Sound Awards and Certificates of Excellence bestowed in more than 20 categories and multiple sub-categories. In addition, there’s the Best of Show, President's Choice, Young Professional, and PR Professtional of the Year awards announced at the celebration to be held in June 2021. 



We're also accepting nominations for the PR Professional of the Year Award, which will be presented at the PRSA Puget Sound Awards Celebration. Nominations will be accepted through April 7, 2021.


Please contact Jennifer Olegario at jennifer.olegario@gmail.com.