Inspire Awards

The 2020 Inspire Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 InSpire Award Winners!

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Best in Show Winners

Bronze Category: French/West/Vaughan for Volvo Trucks Changes Perception of Turbo compounding with New Engine Announcement

Silver Category: French/West/Vaughan for Wrangler ICONS at the Austin Motel

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

  • BASF
    Award of Excellence
    : Silver Category: Events and Observances in Business – Products/Services, BASF Dinner is Grown – BASF Agricultural Solutions

Honorable Mention Award: Silver Category: Reputation / Brand Management in Business – Product/Services, The Living Acres Monarch Challenge – BASF Living Acres

  • The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
    Honorable Mention Award:
    Bronze Category: Websites, Housing Drives North Carolina

Honorable Mention Award: Bronze Category: Multi-media Communications, Housing Drives North Carolina
Award of Excellence: Bronze Category: Annual Reports, Housing Drives North Carolina

2018 Investment and Impact
Award of Excellence: Silver Category: “Marketing – Consumer Products/Services in Government/Associations/Non-profit Organizations, Home Means Possibility

  • Elizabeth Poindexter, Communications Director, UNC School of Medicine
    Award of Excellence:
    Silver Category: Reputation / Brand Management in Government/Associations/Non-profit Organizations, Department of Allied Health Sciences
  • Sweeney
    Honorable Mention:
    Silver Category: Reputation / Brand Management for Business – Products/Services, Atlantic Union Bank Establishes Name in Financial Space

Award of Excellence: Silver Category: Internal / Employee Communications for Business – Products/Services, Atlantic Union Bank Accelerates After Rebrand

  • S&A Communications
    Award of Excellence:
    Bronze Category: Social Media, Triangle Oktoberfest Cary MacGregor & Apex Sunrise Rotary
    Award of Excellence: Silver Category: Public Affairs / Public Service, Town of Cary Education Bond Campaign
  • PPD
    Award of Excellence:
    Bronze Category: Media Relations, PPD Highlights Story of Bioanalytical Lab Expansion and Job Creation
  • APCO Worldwide

Award of Excellence: Silver Category: Marketing – Consumer Products/Services in Government/Association/Nonprofit Organizations, Changing Perceptions of NC Community Colleges

  • French/West/Vaughan
    Bronze Category: Media Relations
    Honorable Mention Award: Generating Category 5 Coverage Around the Launch of Storm Brew.”
    Honorable Mention Award: Racing for the Future: ABB Helps Pave the Way for E-Mobility with Formula E Racing
    Honorable Mention Award: Wrangler Capsule Collection at Fred Segal Sunset
    Award of Excellence: Wrangler’s Sustainability Goals are Rooted in Cotton

Award of Excellence: Volvo Trucks Changes Perception of Turbo Compounding with New Engine Announcement

Bronze Category: Social Media
Honorable Mention Award: Code of the West
Award of Excellence: #WithPendleton
Award of Excellence:
Influencing Millennial Moms and Fitness Enthusiasts with Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Bronze Category: Creative Tactics

Award of Excellence: BurgerFi High School Lunch Special
Award of Excellence:
Genuine Brand Connection Discovered & Celebrated in an Unlikely Place.

Silver Category: Events and Observances for Business – Products/Services

Award of Excellence: Wrangler ICONS at the Austin Motel
Award of Excellence:
RealEats Scores a Touchdown with Rashad Jennings at Super Bowl LIV
Award of Excellence:
BurgerFi Cary Crossroad Grand Opening
Award of Excellence:
PSCU Goes ‘Beyond Limits’ During Member Forum 2019
Silver Category: Integrated Communications for Business – Products/Services

Honorable Mention Award: Stealing the Show at the Super Bowl of Rodeo

Mike L. Herman Excellence in Mentoring Award

Awarded to McGavock Edwards of Eckel & Vaughan for her achievements in mentoring throughout her career, helping young professionals pave their path as public relations professionals.

About the InSpire Awards

The NCPRSA InSpire Awards recognize the best public relations campaigns and tactics for the previous year in the Triangle to Coast area of North Carolina. All public relations practitioners in the region are welcome to participate – you do not need to be a NCPRSA member.

We model the awards after the national Silver and Bronze Anvil awards to make entering both programs easier. With subcategories for Silver and Bronze Awards, there is an award opportunity for everyone regardless of the size of your budget, project, or team.

We team with other PRSA Chapters for fair judging, and winners receive their awards at a networking celebration event.

The InSpire Awards give you a chance to shine!

Enter your projects for the chance to get the recognition your hard work deserves!

Rules and Eligibility

Silver Award Categories

Bronze Award Categories