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Nominations Now Open for The National Capital Public Relations Hall Of Fame

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2019)The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) announced today that nominations are now open for its National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame award. Inductees will be honored at PRSA-NCC’s Annual Thoth Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The deadline for nominations is midnight on Friday, July 26, 2019.

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The CDC and Hager Sharp Win Best of Show at 49th Annual Thoth Gala

Washington, D.C. – Oct. 13, 2017 – Last night, more than 180 industry professionals attended the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America‘s 49th annual Thoth Awards Gala at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event honored the industry’s top programs, products and campaigns in the nation’s capital region. 

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2017 Thoth Award Finalists

Congratulations to the following Thoth Awards finalists for 2017.  Winners of the Thoth Award and the Award of Excellence in each category will be announced at the live ceremony on October 12 at the National Press Club.

The Aetna Foundation and BRG Communications
911 for Racial Violence: How to Look at Violence as a Public Health Issue - National Op-Ed

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Feed the Pig - Snapchat Campaign

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Thoth Gala Sponsorships

Each year, the PRSA-NCC Thoth Awards outstanding public relations in the national capital area with the prestigious Thoth Awards. The annual gala events regularly attracts 200 of the area’s most accomplished PR professionals, many of whom take home awards for the best PR campaigns and top accomplishments in PR tactics.

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Nominations Now Open for the National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame

The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) announced today that nominations are now open for its National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame award. Inductees will be honored at PRSA-NCC’s Annual Thoth Awards Gala on October 12, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2017.

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2016 Thoth Awards Finalists

Congratulations to the following Thoth Awards finalists for 2016.  Winners of the Thoth Award and the Certificate of Excellence in each category will be announced at the live ceremony on September 22 at the National Press Club.

A. Bright Idea, LLC
Army National Guard – High School Recruitment Sports        

American Bankers Association and News Generation
Educating and Empowering Americans with Financial Literacy

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Chapter Award Winners

Platinum Award

Established in 2013, the Platinum award is awarded to the most valuable chapter member, year after year

2018: Lauren Lawson-Zilai
2017: Susan Apgood and Robert Udowitz
2016: Christie Phillips, APR
2015: Samantha Villegas, APR
2014: Danny Selnick
2013: Susan Apgood

Diamond Award

Established in 1997 in recognition of outstanding service to the Chapter,  for one year's extraordinary contribution.

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PadillaCRT Wins ‘Best of Show’ at 47th Annual Thoth Awards

Washington, D.C. – Sept. 16, 2015 – PadillaCRT was presented with the “Best in Show” award at the Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter’s (PRSA-NCC) 47th annual Thoth Awards gala. The Washington office of the national firm won for its campaign on behalf of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council as more than 150 Washington public relations professionals convened at the National Press Club (NPC) tonight to celebrate this year’s top PR programs and products.

PRSA-NCC presented 31 Thoth Awards and Certificates of Excellence. An experienced panel of Thoth Awards judges selected the finalists, reviewing numerous entries from a wide-range of public relations firms and non-profit and corporate organizations located in the Washington, D.C. area.

“The Thoth Award winners honored tonight represent the gold standard in our business, not only in the national capital region, but throughout the nation,” said Mitch Marovitz, APR, president of PRSA-NCC. “PR campaigns designed and implemented by firms in our area often have national impact. Thoth recipients are outstanding professionals who make a positive difference for their clients, firms and organizations.”

Bloomberg First Word’s John Hughes, president of the National Press Club, gave the keynote address. “I was extremely grateful to be asked to speak to PRSA-NCC.” Hughes said. “I appreciated the opportunity to meet so many top-notch PR professionals and discuss their accomplishments and relationships with the press.”

The awards are named after Thoth (pronounced “tot”), an Egyptian god of wisdom who was a mediator and scribe, and credited as the inventor of communications and writing. In the spirit of Thoth, PRSA-NCC honors area PR professionals for their wisdom and contributions to the profession.

Attendees also witnessed the induction of Debra Silimeo, Robert Mathias and Don McLearn into the National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame. Silimeo is executive vice president of Hager Sharp. Mathias, Ogilvy Washington’s longtime president, is now North America CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations. McLearn, retired, had a 30-year career that included more than 17 years as deputy associate commissioner for public affairs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“It was an honor to be a part of this special night for Debra, Robert and Don,” said Samantha Villegas, APR, past president of PRSA-NCC. “They each embody the essence of what we’re all striving to be—professionals who perform at the top of their game, day after day for an entire career. It was exciting to hear their remarks and to know that they were likely inspiring a young professional in the audience who may go on to receive this same award one day. That’s my hope, at least.”

For a full list of all the Thoth 2015 winners visit the Chapter website.

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About PRSA’s National Capital Chapter

The National Capital Chapter of PRSA (PRSA-NCC) is a professional public relations association of more than 1,300 members in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. PRSA-NCC provides professional development programs, accreditation instruction, and networking. PRSA-NCC also promotes public relations education through five area Public Relations Society of America student chapters. For more information, please visit www.prsa-ncc.org. Connect with us on Facebook at PRSANCC or follow us on Twitter @PRSANCC with #thoth2015.

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Nominations Open for the National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2015)The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) announced today that nominations are now open for its National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame award. Inductees will be honored at PRSA-NCC’s Annual Thoth Awards Gala on September 16, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. Self-nominations are allowed, and the deadline for nominations is July 1, 2015.

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