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2011 PRSA Excalibur Awards for Excellence


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Awards Gala


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PRSA Houston invites you to join us in saluting the best work of the year by attending the 2011 Excalibur Awards Gala. (The call for entries deadline has closed.)

Excalibur Awards for Excellence Program is an annual competition that honors outstanding professional accomplishments in the development and execution of comprehensive public relations programs, individual communications tactics and recognizes outstanding individual and team achievements.  

Awards Presentation & Gala

Excalibur Award winners will be showcased at the 2011 Awards Gala, at which time Gold, Silver, Bronze and the coveted Grand Excalibur awards will be presented to the brightest PR stars! In addition, we will celebrate oustanding achievements of individuals and teams in public relations with presentations of the Legacy Award, CEO Communicator of the Year, Communications Teams of the Year, Public Relations Professional of the Year, Young Public Relations Professional of the Year and Media Relations Professional of the Year.

Thursday, June 23, 2011
6 p.m. - Silent Auction* and Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. - Dinner and Awards Gala
Mistress of Ceremonies
Mary Benton, News Reporter, KPRC-TV
Legacy Award Winner
Barbara Langham, PhD, APR, CEO, Renaissance House International/BDL PR
CEO Communicator of the Year
Bob Hale, President and CEO,  Houston Association of REALTORS

Intercontinental Hotel Houston Near the Galleria
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Valet parking is $12 and self parking is $5

Cocktail attire
Dinner will include: Southwest Caesar Salad with Charred Corn, Tortilla Strips & Fried Onions and Jalapeno Caesar Dressing

Grilled Chicken Breast with Feta & Kalamata Olive RagoutLemon Roasted Potatoe
Seasonal Vegetables
Rolls & Butter
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Hot Tea & Decaffeinated Coffee
Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and Brownie Bite

Reception Sponsor

Champagne Sponsor

Public Relations Professional of the Year Sponsor

Silent Auction*

A Silent Auction is during the Excalibur Awards Gala and benefits the Public Relations Foundation of Houston (PRFH). PRFH annually awards a $3,000 scholarship to a Houston-area PR/communications student.

You can take the lead and support the rising stars of our profession. Come, bid and know your purchase will support our future peers like 2011 scholarship recipient, Maegan Clemons!

The auction will feature an array of must-have items, including:

Two roundtrip airline tickets from Southwest Airlines

A Family Membership to the Houston Museum of Natural Science

A One Night Stay at the Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites in Galveston

Four Field Level Tickets to Houston Dynamo - Shell

A Four VIP Passes to Moody Gardens

A Wine Tasting for Twenty – The Wine Man

YMCA Household Citywide Membership

Two Tickets to a Classical, POPS or Family Concert– Houston Symphony

A Weekend Night Stay at the Magnolia Hotel Houston

Family Membership to the Health Museum

A Tour & Tasting for 10 plus a Gift Basket – St. Arnold Brewery

Tickets to Astros Games – LyondellBasell, CenterPoint Energy, Houston Astros

A 30' x 40' abstract painting by Taft McWhorter valued at $1500


If you are interested in contributing an item for the Silent Auction, please contact
Ania Czarnecka or Justin Concepcion.

Tables and Tickets
Tables of 10 and individual tickets are available for purchase. Table packages begin at $1,100 and ticket packages start at $250. Contact for more information

Or register online.


Want to share our stage? See a full list of major award, special event and award category, in-kind sponsorships and more. For additional information on these opportunities, please contact Ed Davis at 281-250-4871.

A Silent Auction is held during the Excalibur Awards Gala and benefits the Public Relations Foundation of Houston. If you are interested in contributing an item for the Silent Auction, please contact Ania Czarnecka or Justin Concepcion.


Award Categories and Reprints

The call for entries deadline has closed; however a full list of the award categories is available. Category winners have a couple of options to purchase a reprint for themselves or for clients:

  • Framed and matted reprints - $60
  • Certificate only - $15

Please note: Excalibur Awards will be printed on watermarked, security paper.



Tricia Bentley, 832-247-6539

Meagan Stangle, 713-243-8879

Ed Davis, 281-250-4871

Silent Auction
Ania Czarnecka or Justin Concepcion

Other Excalibur Links


In-Kind Sponsors



(Media Partner)    

(Dessert Sponsor)

 (Print Sponsor)


(Photography Sponsor)




Table Sponsors


Hollywood Legends

Box Office Stars
Up and Comers

Walk of Fame




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