By: Vianka McConville
VP of Image Awards
FPRA’s Image Awards is a night of celebration for all PR professionals – a night to pat each other on the back for a job well done in the previous year and enjoy a cocktail or two with friends and colleagues.
This year’s Image Awards did not disappoint as FPRA members and professionals in the field convened at the Mezz in downtown for good food and an entertaining program. The night’s emcee, Central Florida News 13’s Marla Weech, began the awards ceremony by making the crowd laugh and kept the program rolling. She also shared what we have all been waiting for … to get the news assignment editors to read a release, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Here are photo highlights of the evening:
We raised the bar during networking and cocktails as guests got into the Roaring 20s theme with props for fun photos.
Guests enjoyed a buffet of food for dinner and dessert.
This year’s PR Professional of the Year, the University of Central Florida Associate Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs, Grant Heston, gave a touching and funny speech in accepting the honor. He successfully wooed the crowd as a rock star worthy of his venerated rock group, U2.
Marla Weech skipped an evening behind the news desk to host our awards ceremony and we truly appreciate that she did.
Congratulations to the night’s big winners, Curley & Pynn and Florida Hospital Best in Care Team! Curley & Pynn received the Grand All Image Award and Grand Image Award in Division B. The Florida Hospital Best in Care Team won the Grand Image Award in Division C.
We look forward to having you join us for the 2015 Image Awards. Until then, remember to submit your entries for the 2014 Golden Image Awards for statewide recognition. Entries are due May 16. Further information can be found here.