SOURCE: PRSA National Capital Chapter

PRSA National Capital Chapter

April 26, 2011 10:23 ET

Be Recognized as a Star at the PRSA National Capital Chapter's 43rd Annual Thoth Awards

National Capital Chapter Seeks the Brightest in PR and Communications Excellence

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - The Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) announces the call for entries for its 43rd Annual Thoth Awards, which includes more than 20 new subcategories. This signature event is the Academy Awards of the Washington-area communications industry and annually recognizes the most outstanding, strategic public relations programs and components from the region's top professionals.

Named for the Egyptian god of communications, the Thoth Awards' more than 50 categories offer many opportunities for corporations, associations, government organizations, and agencies to showcase their most successful communications projects and components.

The Thoth Awards include 16 program categories that provide opportunities for full programs and campaigns to be recognized for excellence. Program categories honor work in community relations, crisis communications, events, global communications, integrated communications, pro bono public relations, and more. The 19 component categories offer the chance to showcase individual elements of larger programs including advertorials, blogs, brochures, editorials, podcasts/webcasts, speeches, videos, and more.

Category descriptions, entry forms, and guidelines are available at www.prsa-ncc.org/thoth_awards. Early bird entries are due Friday, June 17, 2011, and offer discounted entry fees. The final deadline is Friday, July 8, 2011. PRSA-NCC will honor the star-studded winners at the Thoth Awards Gala on September 22, 2011. Follow #Thoth2011 on Twitter to be a part of updates and insight about this year's awards.

On Wednesday, May 11, learn how to create an award-winning Thoth entry by attending a PRSA-NCC workshop. A panel of past Thoth winners will provide insider tips that will make your submission shine. For more information and to register for this workshop, visit http://bit.ly/ThothTips.

About Public Relations Society of American National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC)
PRSA-NCC is a professional public relations organization of more than 1,450 members in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. PRSA-NCC provides professional development programs, accreditation instruction and networking. PRSA-NCC also promotes public relations education through five area Public Relations Society of America student chapters. For more information, please visit www.prsa-ncc.org or call 703-691-9212. Follow @prsa_ncc on Twitter to stay up-to-date with chapter information.