Pyramid Awards

You work hard all year to come up with the best campaigns and communications tools and tactics: entering the PRSA NJ Pyramid Awards competition is an excellent way to get recognized for it.

The Pyramid Awards offer up NJ’s best of the best – from Media Relations and Digital Communications to Annual Reports and Newsletters, there’s sure to be a category worth entering on behalf of your organization or your clients. And our Excellence Awards recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to our profession in NJ.

Meet Our 2018 Award Winners

Watch this video to hear from past entrants about the value of Pyramid Awards.

PRSA NJ established the Pyramid Awards in 1989 to recognize excellence in public relations and communications in New Jersey. The competition is open to all public relations professionals in New Jersey who implemented or completed qualifying public relations campaigns or exceptional single items such as annual reports, videos, etc.

Perhaps the most rewarding part of taking home a Pyramid Award is that these awards are judged by a panel of your public relations peers. Entries are evaluated on research, planning, execution and demonstrated results, as well as the effective use of budgets and resources.

Call for Entries 

Click here to visit our Pyramid Awards website, where you can submit your entry directly and also read more about the categories, rules and eligibility. Our 2019 Call for Entries will be posted in February, 2019.

Excellence Awards 

PR Professional of the Year: Congratulations to our 2018 winner, Valerie Simon of Atlantic Health System!

L-R: PRSA NJ President Elect Ilana Zalika with Valerie Simon of Atlantic Health System

Honors excellence in PR and serves as a role model to staff and practitioners entering the field. Call for entry available is available here.

2018 Sponsor: PR Pro of the Year

Future PR Professional of the Year: Congratulations to our 2018 winner, Sabrina Araullo of Montclair State University!

L-R: PRSA NJ President Elect Ilana Zalika, Sabrina Araullo of Montclair State University, and Lorie Gawreluk of J&J

Honors a student studying public relations communications at a New Jersey college/university. Call for entry is available here. 

2018 Sponsor: Future PR Pro of the Year

Entry Fees & Payment:

  • Chapter Members: $95 per entry
  • Non-members: $120 per entry
  • Excellence Awards: no entry fee

Payment for Pyramid Award Entries is accepted via Pay Pal or credit card via our online submission platform here.


The Pyramid Awards Banquet offers up an excellent opportunity to network with some of the brightest PR minds in NJ. Also awarded at the event are PRSA NJ’s Excellence Awards including PR Professional of the Year and Future PR Professional of the Year. Information about the 2018 Pyramid Awards Banquet, June 13, 2018 at the Basking Ridge Country Club is available here.

2018 Gold Sponsor

2018 Hospitality Sponsor

2018 Bronze Sponsor

2018 Bronze Sponsor


Interested in judging the awards? Check out our video on the benefits of being a judge and contact Anjelica Sena.

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