2019 Awards

72nd Virginia Public Relations Awards, Presented by Padilla
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms, Richmond, Va.

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Let’s celebrate exceptional public relations work from across Virginia at the 72nd Virginia Public Relations Awards, presented by Padilla, on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Please join us for drinks and dinner as we recognize the creativity, passion and professionalism within our industry.

The Virginia Public Relations Awards will be held at the John Marshall Ballrooms in downtown Richmond, VA. Before the main reception begins, we invite all honorees to join us at 4:30 p.m. for a VIP happy hour with our esteemed master of ceremonies, NBC12’s Andrew Freiden and the Thomas Jefferson and Rising Star winners. All other guests are invited to join us at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Virginia Ballroom. Complimentary parking at the Lanier Parking Deck at 13 North 5th Street Richmond, VA 23219. Dress Code: Cocktail attire.

Honoring Beth Monroe, APR

Join us as we honor this year’s Thomas Jefferson Award winner, Beth Monroe, APR. The award recognizes the achievement of a seasoned public relations practitioner who has made an ongoing commitment to the advancement of the profession.

For over 20 years, Beth Monroe, APR, has led public relations at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, helping to establish the 50-acre oasis as one of the nation’s top public gardens.

Read Beth’s profile.


Event Tickets

PRSA Richmond Members: $75 each

Non-Members/Guests: $85 each

Table of Ten: $700 (open to members and non-members)

Tickets include open bar during happy hour, Caesar salad, choice of surf & turf filet Oscar (house filet mignon topped with lump crab) served with Gruyere scalloped potatoes and spring asparagus or vegetarian stuffed ravioli tossed in a white wine butter cream sauce (gluten free) and assorted desserts

Students/Supporter Balcony: $35
(NOTE:  Ticketholders will be offered non-alcoholic beverages only and limited desserts and may have limited visibility to the floor)
Menu includes Caesar salad, sun-dried tomato and blackened chicken pasta

Additional Options and Add-Ons:

VIP Happy Hour: $15 (this option starts at 4:30 p.m. in the NBC12 lounge. The lounge features pool tables and private networking with the Thomas Jefferson and Rising Star winners and Master of Ceremonies Andrew Freiden)

All are invited to join us for an after party immediately following the dinner and awards in the Virginia Association of Broadcasters Ballroom until 11 p.m.

Event Contact

Taya Jarman, APR, second vice president of awards, at Taya.Jarman@vdh.virginia.gov

Thanks to our Awards Sponsors:

Additional thanks to our 2019 Chapter Sponsors:

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