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Excalibur Awards 2012 Gala

Excalibur Awards 2012 Gala

A limited number of additional spaces are available for the gala until Tuesday, June 26. The price now is $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers and $75 for students.  Tables remain available at $1850 and $1350. Please contact Paula Ruth, APR, at to register or pay.

Help us celebrate the Best of the Best in Public Relations with the presentation of Gold, Silver, Bronze and the coveted Grand Excalibur Awards.  The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Miya Shay, News Reporter at KTRK-TV Channel 13.

Houston's Mayor Annise Parker will receive the CEO Communicator of the Year Award at the Excalibur Awards Gala on June 28. 

In addition, we will be honoring George Nelson, APR, former president of PRSA Houston, with the 2012 Legacy Award.  George, who is also known as George Barnette, has been a reporter, adjunct faculty instructor, public relations agency owner (Brown Nelson Public Relations) and a FEMA public information officer with many years of community service as well.  As a mentor to many individuals who are still active in PRSA Houston, George is also known as a co-chair of the Southwest Communicators Conference & Exhibition, a program and professional development chair who originated the idea of special interest groups and a builder of relationships.  He even served as an officer on the Southwest District of PRSA and tried to make it an information-sharing body, long before emails or the internet existed.

In conjunction with the Excalibur Awards, the Public Relations Foundation of Houston will host a silent auction to raise money for its programs that benefit students and education.  Each year the PRFH awards a $3000 scholarship to a Houston-area public relations/communications student.  Come and participate in spirited bidding on items that include

  • Southwest Airline tickets
  • Sea World Fun cards
  • Four-pack Astros tickets (courtesy of Clear Channel Communications)
  • Wine Tasting for 10 at Messina Hof
  • An individual membership to the Houston Center for Photography
  • Orchestra Seats (2) to the Houston Ballet
  • Gift certificate for Whataburger for a year
  • Family Fun Pass for Four to Kemah Boardwalk
  • Membership to the Houston Maritime Museum
  • Tickets to the Renaissance Festival
  • Membeership to the Children's Museum of Houston.


Thank you to our our sponsors (for a complete list, see the Excalibur Page).  If you do not see the sponsorship you want listed to the right, please contact Paula Ruth, APR, at as other opportunities are available.

Reception Sponsor


Young Professional of the Year Award Sponsor


Organizer Ann Herlocher


Thu, June 28, 2012
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Crystal Ballroom
909 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002