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Save the Date June 23: Excalibur Awards Gala

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June 23: 2011 Excalibur Awards Gala – A Night with the PR Stars of Houstonwood

Lights. Camera. Action! All year you’ve worked hard to meet deadlines and complete projects with excellence. You’ve set the stage and beat seemingly impossible challenges. Now, it’s time to take your place in Houston’s walk of public relations fame. It’s time for you to shine as the star you are at the 2011 PRSA Excalibur Awards Gala, A Night with the PR Stars of Houstonwood.

This is your year! We are waiting on you.



Date:           June 23, 2011

Time:           6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception/ PR Foundation Auction

7 p.m. – Excalibur Awards Gala


Location:      The InterContinental Houston


The Excalibur Awards for Excellence and Gala applauds the visionaries who make it all happen, the movers and shakers behind the scenes. Gold, Silver and Bronze Excalibur Awards will be presented to talented PR professionals. Additionally, one entry will receive the 12th Annual Grand Excalibur Award, an engraved steel sword recognizing the highest professional standards we strive to attain on behalf of our customers, clients, corporations and shareholders.


Contact: Tricia Bentley, 832-247-6539.


Excalibur Award Call for Entries

PRSA Houston invites you to participate in the 2011 Excalibur Awards for Excellence Program. This annual competition honors outstanding professional accomplishments in the development and execution of comprehensive public relations programs, individual communications tactics and recognizes outstanding individual and team achievements.


Bigger, Better Than Ever

Based on feedback from last year, PRSA Houston has improved the Excalibur Awards for Excellence program to provide an even bigger bang for your buck:


  • $20 discount for Early Bird entries (Deadline has past.)
  • No charge for PRSA members to make Special Award nominations
  • Simplified nominating process for Special Awards
  • Expanded Special Award categories to include awards for agencies and teams
  • Special Award winners will be recognized in the Houston Business Journal
  • Average minimum scoring to qualify for an award
  • Streamlined the entry binder from 3" to 1"
  • Special recognition logo for Special Award winners to use in their email signatures or on their Web sites 

Low-cost Participation

While other awards competitions entry fees and awards dinner ticket costs have increased, thanks to our sponsors' support, PRSA Houston has been able to steadily maintain participation costs for the last several years.



The April 8 deadline is quickly approaching so get your entries in today!


·         April 8, 2011 – On-time entries due by 5 p.m.

·         April 15, 2011 – Late entries accepted until 5 p.m. assessed a $60 late fee per entry. (No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m., April 15.)

Call for Entries Packet

2011 Excalibur Awards website



Contact:       Meagan Stangle, 713-243-8879.
Thanks to our presenting sponsor

Ten Steps to Award Winning Contest Entries

Want to ensure your entry will be award-winning? Review these tried and true tips presented by Julie Fix, APR Fellow PRSA.


Seeking Sponsors to Share Our Stage

Discounts available until May 1


PRSA Houston is thankful for its business partners whose sponsorships have helped shape the Excalibur Awards for Excellence into Houston’s premier public relations awards program. Your company can demonstrate its commitment to the future of communications by participating as a sponsor.


Act before May 1, and receive a discount on your sponsorship or table.


Contact:       Ed Davis, 281-250-4871.


PR Foundation Auction Supports PR Future Leaders
A Silent Auction is held during the Excalibur Gala and benefits the Public Relations Foundation of Houston. Contact Ania Czarnecka if you are interested in contributing an item for the auction.


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