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Since 1978, the Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards have recognized hundreds of organizations for excellence in public relations. The Classics are presented annually to public relations practitioners who, in the judgment of their peers, have successfully addressed a communications challenge with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness.

The Classics Awards are divided into two categories: Elements and Programs. Elements Awards recognize outstanding individual components or tactics, while Programs awards honor the best overall public relations campaigns.

The highest scoring entries in the Programs Awards category are eligible for the top honor of the evening – Best of Show. The Best of Show winner represents the finest example of Minnesota’s public relations programming. The recipient will be announced at the Classics Awards Banquet.

Finalists and winners are revealed at the Classics Banquet, following the judging of the Classics entries. Only one Classics Award may be awarded in each category and subcategory. No awards will be given in categories where judges determine that entries do not merit them.


If you have additional questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page.  You can also contact Katie Hickman at, 651-263-2647.

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AWARDS BANQUET UPDATE: Given the March 15 recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to hold off on any gatherings with 50 people or more until at least mid-May, Chapter leadership has decided to postpone our annual Classics Awards, which were scheduled for May 7, and our Career Coffee event scheduled for May 14. Other events may follow. We’ll keep you apprised. 

Classics Awards finalists will still receive awards; we just aren't sure in what capacity yet.

A lot of hard work has gone into planning these events and we hope that they can be rescheduled for later this year. But, who knows what the next few months will bring. This global pandemic has forced us to completely alter how we live our lives and do business. 

We are members of PRSA because we love this profession and want to support it. However, our personal safety takes precedent and it’s best to err on the side of precaution. 

Thank you to our 2020 Annual Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2020 Annual Sponsors!


2020 Diamond Sponsor

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2020 Emerald Sponsor

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