April 30, 2008 09:32 ET

PRSA-NY Announces 2008 Big Apple Awards Finalists

Event Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - PRSA-NY announced today that finalists for its 21st Annual Big Apple Awards have been chosen. "The entries this year reflect a high level of creativity and represent the quality product that the New York public relations community is noted for," said PRSA-NY President Barri Rafferty. "We invite our industry peers to join us at this event and in celebrating our 60th year as the premier organization for public relations professionals in the tri-state area," Rafferty concluded.

Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized at the Rainbow Room on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at a gala reception. Michelle Charlesworth and Phil Lipof of WABC-TV's weekend morning news broadcasts will be hosting the event.

Big Apple Co-Chair Deborah Radman adds, "Our judges this year were challenged to select among the many excellent campaigns that were entered for the Big Apple Award. We look forward to awarding those agencies whose campaigns demonstrated a clear understanding of client goals and whose efforts reflect the industry's gold standard."

Tickets to the gala reception are now on sale for $225 each. Please reserve tickets online at by May 14. Onsite registration is available after this date for an additional charge.

Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum sponsorship packages are available for $1,450 to $3,950 on

The black tie affair will take place at the Rainbow Room: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City. Reception will begin at 6:00 PM and will be followed by the awards presentation at 7:30 PM.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Doris Astor

    PRSA-NY Chapter
    41 Madison Avenue, 5th Fl
    New York, NY 10010