Call for Entries

2021 Paragon Awards – CONTEST CLOSED

The PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter 2021 Paragon Awards are due Friday, May 21. Entries must consist of work conducted by a Wisconsin-based organization developed and implemented between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Electronic entries and payment must be submitted before 5 p.m. on Friday, May 28. Please review the following forms for complete details and preparation guidelines.

Call for Entries Instructions
Paragon Awards Entry Form 2021
Award Entry Template 2021

The cost per entry is $55 for PRSA Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter members and $95 for non-chapter members. Click here to submit your entry payment online.

Paragon Awards will be judged and selected by members from another national PRSA Chapter.

In the hopes of hosting an in-person ceremony this fall, the Paragon Awards submission timeline was delayed. PRSA SE Wisconsin will follow local health official COVID-19 recommendations and make a determination about event details later this summer. Please stay tuned for more details.

Communicator of the Year Award:

Nominate an individual or company that effectively employs public relations principles and practices in the operation or handling of an organization or community issue. This award honors exemplary public relations practices that have improved the community or industry because of their work.

Dorothy Thomas Black Award:

Nominate an individual who exhibits superior mastery in public relations and is considered a lifetime achievement professional in our chapter. This individual should have at least 15 years of full-time experience in public relations, be an active chapter member, and contributed to our chapter in meaningful ways.


Questions regarding the entry process or entry categories may be directed to PRSA Administrator & Entry Coordinator Joette Richards ( or Katharine Foley, PRSA Board Member and Immediate Past-President (