2015 Image Award winners announced for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association

2015 Image Award winners announced for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association(FPRA) announced the winners of its Image Awards on April 21, 2015 at The Marina at Edison Ford. The competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Southwest Florida during the last year, and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design.

The Grand All Image Award, FPRA’s highest honor, together with an Image Award and a Judges’ Award were presented to Carla Ulakovic and East County Water Control District for East County Water Control District’s Internal Health and Wellness Program.

Other awards presented, were as follows:

Grand Image Award: CONRIC PR & Marketing for Ford’s Garage; Tiffany Whitaker and Diana Leadley for Best Catch; FGCU FPRA Student Chapter Board of Directors for FGCU FPRA Internship Fair 2014.

Image Award: Tiffany Whitaker and Samantha Scott, APR, for Rise Up – The Pushing the Envelope Internship Program; Carla Ulakovic for East County Water Control District’s Internal Health and Wellness Program; Priority Marketing and Salvation Army for Salvation Army – The Call Week, CONRIC PR & Marketing for Ford’s Garage; Tiffany Whitaker and Diana Leadley for Best Catch; The Lee County Port Authority Public Affairs Team for Southwest Florida International Airport Website Redesign; FGCU FPRA Student Chapter Board of Directors for FGCU FPRA Internship Fair 2014.

Award of Distinction: Florida SouthWestern State College and Studio FSW for The ABC’s of ESC to FSW; Priority Marketing and Conservancy of Southwest Florida for Conservancy of Southwest Florida Pelican Injury Prevention Campaign; LCEC Public Relations and HUB Project Team for Creating a HUB for Employee Morale; CONRIC PR & Marketing for Lee County Bar Association; Samantha Scott, APR and Lisa Davanzo for The Grand Opening of Six Bends; Samantha Scott, APR and Lisa Davanzo for Six Bends Grand Opening Week; Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida – Communications & Development Department for Goodwill Celebrates 10,000 Likes; Lee B.I.A. Builders Care, Lennar, and Bill Rogers Productions for Lee B.I.A. Builders Care & Lennar Focused Acts of Caring Program; CONRIC PR & Marketing for Spada Salon & Day Spa; CONRIC PR & Marketing for United Way Website.

Judges’ Award: Carla Ulakovic and East County Water Control District for East County Water Control District’s Internal Health and Wellness Program; FGCU FPRA Student Chapter Board of Directors for FGCU FPRA Internship Fair 2014.

Chapter awards were also presented, as follows:

Rising Star of the Year Award: Jaimie Duthoy
Unsung Hero Award: Vicki Moreland
Chapter Member of the Year: Angie Strait, APR
PR Professional of the Year: Samantha Scott, APR
Lifetime Achievement: Kate Gooderham, APR, CPRC

About the Florida Public Relations Association
The Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. For more information on the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, visit www.fpraswfl.org.