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Honors & Awards

There are four opportunities to be recognized by the Philadelphia Public Relations Association each year. The Board of Governors, along with a nominating committee, take pride in selecting the most deserving individuals and, in some cases organizations. The Gold Medal Award, the Fast-Track Award and the Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award are all awarded annually. The highest honor given to a member of the Association is induction into the PPRA Hall of Fame each spring. You can learn about eligibility for this distinguished honor by clicking here.

Nominations for the 2021 Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award, 2021 President's Fast Track Award, and the  PRoactive Community Service Award are being accepted until May 17, 2021. See below for nomination forms.

The awards will be presented at the PPRA Annual Meeting in June, 2021. The date for the Annual Meeting will be announced soon.

Hall of Fame

Created in 1972, the Philadelphia Public Relations Association's Hall of Fame recognizes an individual in the Public Relations profession who, by their accomplishments, has brought honor and recognition to both the public relations community and to the Greater Philadelphia region.

Click here for a list of Hall of Fame inductees.

Gold Medal Award

The PPRA Gold Medal Award honors individuals and organizations whose accomplishments have left a lasting impact on our community and brought national recognition to Philadelphia. This is a unique opportunity for the association to spotlight non-members that are deserving.

Click here for a list of past recipients of the Gold Medal Award.

Fast-Track Award

The PPRA Fast-Track Award honors a member of PPRA who has made great contributions to the organization, profession, the community and who exemplifies PPRA's vision for the future.

Click here for a list of past recipients of the Fast-Track Award.


Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award

The Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award is $250 scholarship awarded annually to a college junior or senior who has exhibited outstanding professional promise in the field of public relations, has an excellent academic track record and contributes to their community.

Click here for a list of past recipients of the Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award.


PRoactive Community Service Award

The inaugural PRoactive Community Service Award honors a member of PPRA who dedicates their time to support the betterment of their community and as such, serves as an exemplary model of selfless service.

Click here for a list of past recipients of the PRoactive Community Service Award


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