Skyline Awards

About Skyline Awards

PRSA Chicago’s Skyline Awards program is an annual competition that recognizes projects and programs demonstrating excellence in the communications profession. The awards competition is open to all public relations and communications practitioners who reside in the Greater Chicagoland area. A significant portion of the work in all entries will need to be implemented between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the prior year. The 2019 entry submission period is now closed.

The Skyline Awards program is mirrored after the PRSA National Silver and Bronze Anvil Programs. Simply put, practitioners submitting programs and projects for Silver or Bronze Anvil consideration may also submit copies of the same materials to PRSA Chicago’s Skyline Awards.

Public Relations Society of America’s Chicago Chapter Hosts Annual Skyline Awards Gala

The gala sponsored by Golin honored the best communications practitioners, programs and projects in the Chicagoland area

Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Chicago Chapter hosted the annual Skyline Awards Gala, an annual competition that recognizes projects and programs demonstrating excellence in the communications profession. The gala took place on Thursday, June 13, at Venue Six10 in Chicago.

At the awards, Gene Reineke, Chairman and Founder, Hawthorne Strategy Group, was recognized as PR Professional of the Year, and Brienna LaCoste, Senior Account Executive, Flowers Communications Group, received the highly coveted Young Professional of the Year Award. Zeno Group and Netflix won the ‘Best of Skylines’ award for their ’13 Reasons Why’ campaign.

Best of Skyline finalists included:

  • Healthy Paws Pet Insurance with KemperLesnik for “Expanding a Digital Paw Print”
  • Illinois Office of Tourism with TimeZone One for “Illinois is HashtagAmazingForAll”
  • Rabobank with CBD Marketing for “Growing Brand Awareness for Rabobank”
  • Werther’s Originals with Agency H5 for “Werther’s Originals Wins with CANDYLAND: The Werther’s Caramel Edition Game for National Caramel Day”

Skyline Awards Gala co-chairs included David Zapata (Zapwater Communications), Demar Anderson (Allison+Partners) and Meagan Finucane (Golin). Without this team, the evening would not have been possible – from managing the judging process to logistics to writing the script for the evening and more.

A special thank you to our Skyline Gala sponsors for your continued support of PRSA Chicago: Golin, Cision, AKA Media Inc., MultiVu, Gagen MacDonald.


On behalf of the PRSA Chicago's board of directors and its Skyline Awards committee, congratulations to all this year's winners. It was an honor to celebrate the best of the best in Chicagoland. Please click to review the full list of this year's winners.

Individual Awards

Every year PRSA Chicago honors the best communications practitioners whose work has made a significant difference in Chicago’s communications industry through nominations for its Skyline Individual Awards for Professional and Young Professional of the Year. This year's deadline for nominations has closed. Click here to learn more about how to nominate your colleague in the next year.

Past Winners

For More Information

Please contact Demar Anderson, Meagan Finucane or David Zapata, 2019 PRSA Chicago Skyline Awards co-chairs at [email protected].