Professional Awards


Open to all PR professionals, including those who work at a PR firm, corporation, nonprofit, trade group, or any other non-PR-agency entity. Honor a professional you respect, and whose work has made a difference for Chicagoland’s public relations industry, by nominating him or her for a PRSA Chicago Professional Award:

Professional of the Year

This award honors the accomplishments of one exceptional public relations professional. It recognizes the professional achievements and activities that have advanced the profession and the practice of public relations during the duration of his or her career.

Young Professional of the Year

This award celebrates the accomplishments of a rising star in the public relations profession. It recognizes the spirit of the next generation of leaders and awards a young professional with six or fewer years of experience.

Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year

This award recognizes one exceptional individual who is a role model and champion of diversity and inclusion through both present actions, as well as throughout his or her career.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Please complete the online nomination form for the respective nominee no later than 5 p.m. Friday March 12, 2021. You may access each form:
    1. Professional of the Year
    2. Young Professional of the Year
    3. Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year
  2. Upon submission, the form will be submitted to [email protected] and you will receive an email confirmation.
  3. The Skyline Awards Judging Committee will notify all nominator’s by Monday, Apr. 19, 2021.

The 2020 PRSA Chicago Professional Award recipients may be viewed here.

Questions? Please send and email the Skyline Awards Judging Committee at [email protected].