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PRSA Sunshine District 2024 Radiance Awards

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All entries must be submitted through the OpenWater online portal. Please select 'Submit Now' from the awards home page to register and begin your submission. Note: Your login information is only for the OpenWater system. It is not connected to your PRSA member login.

The entry summary must be uploaded into the submission form as a PDF. You may upload supportive materials documents, photos, and audio/video files. Examples of supporting materials are research and evaluation reports, surveys, media releases, clippings, photos, videos, and samples of tactical materials. Supplemental materials may also be linked to live content on the web. It is highly recommended that you provide multiple file extension for any video to ensure it may be viewed on various platforms. All entries or text must be submitted in English or translated to ensure accurate judging. A copy of the original, as well as the translated version is preferred.

Only one Radiance Award is awarded in each subcategory. Other entries in each subcategory may be eligible for an Award of Commendation. Finalists will be announced in late June. From these finalists, Radiance Award and Award of Commendation winners will be announced during an awards event on July 26, 2024 in Orlando. Special thanks to Radiance Awards Presenting Sponsor Publix for the continued support! 


  • At least some part of the entry must have occurred in 2023.
  • Please limit your entry title to approximately 40 characters.
  • Completed programs with measured evaluations against their objectives have stronger chances of winning.
  • Each entry must be submitted with a category-appropriate summary and entry fee. Judges will not move entries to better suited categories.
  • You may submit your entry into more than one category provided it applies to the specific criteria stated within the respective category(ies).
  • Summaries are the single most important component of the Radiance Awards entry and must be one page for tactics and two pages for campaigns. Pages must have a one-inch margin on all sides with a minimum of font size 10. Judges evaluate the program on the merit of the four criteria — research/insights and analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation — that you share in your summary. Your entry should begin with a brief situation analysis for your program. Include measurable objectives, target audiences, budget, outcomes that meet objectives, and any other specific information that shows why this submission meets the highest standards of performance.
  • Note: Upload fields are limited to 25MB per upload for the summaries and logo, and 100MB for the supporting materials uploads. Certain strict firewalls will not allow the user to see the file after it is uploaded. If you have issues, email awards@prsasunshine.com/
  • All entrants confirm that their programs and entries comply with the ethical standards of the profession, as embodied in the PRSA Code of Ethics. Should your entry have an aspect of “ethics performance” that is both instructive and vital to your program, please include a short commentary in the supporting materials.
  • All entries must have an overview of 50 words or less. If selected as a winner, this will be the statement highlighting your campaign or tactic.
  • For nominations in the Individuals award category(ies), please email the one-page nomination and the nominee’s resume along with nominator and nominee contact information to awards@prsasunshine.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28.