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, 2019.

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.




There are 27 categories for award entries, providing ample opportunity to submit your best work. Two additional awards will be given out on June 18, 2020 at the awards ceremony for:

  • Best of Skylines: One winner will be selected from all Program winners as Best of Skylines
  • Organization of the Year: Given to the organization that receives the most Skyline awards

Entry Deadlines and Fees
Payment, entries and all supplemental materials must be received by 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

  • Early bird deadline is Friday, Feb. 14, 5 p.m. CT
    • Early deadline fees: $125 for PRSA Chicago members, $165 for non-members.
  • The regular deadline is Friday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m. CT
    • Regular deadline fees: $175 for PRSA Chicago members, $215 for non-members.
  • The late deadline is Friday, March 6, 5 p.m. CT
    • Late deadline fees: $195 for PRSA Chicago members, $235 for non-members.
  • No entries will be accepted after Friday, March 6, 5 p.m. CT

View/download the Skyline Award entry category listing.


The 2020 Skyline Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, June 18 at Venue SIX10, a uniquely modern and sophisticated event space on South Michigan Avenue. Stay tuned for registration details!


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 Professional Awards:

  • Professional of the Year
  • Young Professional of the Year
  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year

Click here to learn more about how to nominate your colleague this year.

Past Winners

Duplicate trophies

Award winners may purchase duplicate trophies once the Skyline Gala has concluded.

For More Information

Please contact Virginia Devlin, Meagan Finucane and David Zapata, 2020 PRSA Chicago Skyline Awards co-chairs at [email protected].