Thank you to all of our Hoosier Chapter members who participated in another successful Pinnacle Awards program. On April 12, we recognized more than 60 winners in this year’s competition. See the full list of winners below.

Start thinking about which projects and programs you’ll enter in next year’s program!

PRSA Hoosier Chapter PR Catalyst Award  

  • Jennifer Dzwonar, APR – managing principal, Borshoff

PRSA Hoosier Chapter APR of the Year

  • Danielle Falconer, APR – senior vice president, marketing and communications, Field & Main Bank

Best of Show: Highest score and standard of excellence in public relations

  • Bose Public Affairs Group, “Preserve Our Crestview” – External Communications program
  • Indianapolis Zoo, “2015 Annual Report” – Annual Report project

Pinnacle Award: Programs and projects that demonstrated excellence in overall execution

  • Bandy Carroll Hellige and IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” – Media Relations program
  • Bohlsen Group, “Easterseals Crossroads #CutTheDisCampaign” – Marketing Communications program
  • Communications Redefined, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Media Relations Campaign” – Media Relations program
  • Project Lead The Way, “PLTW Summit 2016” – Special Events program
  • Hirons and Company and the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, “INBiz Campaign” – Marketing Communications program
  • Communications Redefined, “Hendricks Regional Health Media Relations Campaign” – Media Relations program
  • Bohlsen Group, “OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA #YLovesVets Campaign” – External Communications program
  • Bohlsen Group, “Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra 2016 Signature Events” – Special Events program
  • VOX Global and St. Vincent, “St. Vincent Media Relations” – Media Relations program
  • Angie’s List, “Green Thunder Internal Communication at Angie’s List” – Internal Communications program
  • Indiana Humanities, “Next Indiana Campfires” – Marketing Communications program
  • Indianapolis Zoo, “2016 Indianapolis Prize Gala Event” – Special Events program
  • Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, “2016 End-of-Year Annual Campaign” – External Communications program
  • VOX Global and Indianapolis Zoo, “2016 Indianapolis Prize” – External Communications program
  • Angie’s List, “Freemium Membership Tier Launch” – Media Relations program
  • Bose Public Affairs Group, “Epogee Fat Replacement,” – Media Relations program
  • IU Health and Borshoff, “Video Visits” – Media Relations program
  • Bulla Communications and LISC Indianapolis, “Great Places 2020” – External Communications
  • Borshoff, “NIPSCO Storm Safety Commercial” – AudioVisual project
  • Caldwell VanRiper, “Columbia Club Direct Mail” – Printed Collateral project
  • CooperVision, Inc. with McDougall Communications, “CooperConnect Magazine” – Newsletter/Magazine
  • Caldwell VanRiper, “CNO Financial Group Monumental Marathon” – Media Relations project
  • Project Lead The Way, “PLTW.org Redesign” – Electronic and Digital Communications program
  • Caldwell VanRiper, “Citizens Energy Group – Igers” – Social Media program
  • Indiana Department of Revenue, “2016 Annual Report” – Annual Report project
  • Borshoff and Eli Lilly and Company, “Lilly Molecule Wall” – AudioVisual project
  • Hirons and Company and Eskenazi Health Public Affairs, “Eskenazi Health Webpage” – Electronic and Digital Communications program

Award of Honor: Programs and projects that rose above the standard in overall execution

  • Independent Colleges of Indiana, “31 Answers to Your Questions About College” – Electronic and Digital Communications program
  • Caldwell VanRiper, “Indiana Golf Foundation” – Electronic and Digital Communications program
  • Hirons and Company and the Villages, “Power of One Campaign” – External Communications program
  • McDougall Communications and CooperVision, Inc., “The Ask Dan Initiative” – Internal Communications program
  • Miller Brooks, Inc., “Ivy Tech Community College Statewide Message Training” – Internal Communications program
  • The Plaid Agency, “MOFOCO: Monon Food Co.” – Marketing Communications program
  • Miller Brooks, Inc., “Ivy Tech Community College Statewdie Marketing Campaign” – Marketing Communications program
  • Bandy Carroll Hellige, “IFF Winning Film” – Media Relations program
  • Bandy Carroll Hellige, “IMAX Theater Screen Raising” – Media Relations program
  • Bandy Carroll Hellige, “University Park Mall Holiday Campaign” – Media Relations program
  • Bandy Carroll Hellige, “The Fashion Mall at Keystone Luxe Show” – Media Relations program
  • Indianapolis Zoo, “Rocky Heard ‘Round the World” – Media Relations program
  • Bandy Carroll Hellige, “Punch Bowl Social Grand Opening” – Media Relations program
  • Project Lead The Way, “NAEP Results Pitching 2016” – Media Relations program
  • Borshoff, “EWSU’s Understanding Your Bill Better bill insert” – Printed Collateral project
  • The MEK Group, “To TIF or Not to TIF: Creating Myth-busting Breakthroughs for Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) in Indiana” – Public Affairs program
  • Bose Public Affairs Group, “Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records Grassroots Campaign” – Public Affairs program
  • Borshoff, “Meet the Greenes Facebook Campaign” – Social Media program
  • Ball State University and Indiana Office of Tourism Development, “Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay” – Special Events program
  • Bandy Carroll Hellige, “Earth Fare Seminole, Florida, Grand Opening” – Special Events program
  • Miller Brooks, Inc., “Maytag 57th Annual Meeting” – Special Events program
  • Bandy Carroll Hellige, “IMAX 20th Anniversary” – Special Events program
  • Indiana University Health, “Indiana University Health Hoosier Heroes” – Special Events program
  • Bandy Carroll Hellige, “IMAX: Gene Wilder” – Special Events program

Student Awards

  • Best of Show: Boiler Communications, Purdue University “Yeoman United Methodist Church” – External Relations program
  • Best of Show: Cardinal Communications, Ball State University “Yorktown Fire Department Video” – AudioVisual project
  • Award of Honor: Cardinal Communications, Ball State University, “House Rules” – Internal Communications program
  • Award of Honor: Boiler Communications, Purdue University, “Campaign for Hoosier Families” – Special Events program
  • Award of Honor: Cardinal Communications, Ball State University, “Martin Luther King Dream Team” – Crisis Communications program

The PRSA Capital Chapter in Sacramento, California, judged all award entries to ensure non-partial scoring.

See list of past winners:

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011