Golden ARC Awards Contest Markedly Different than other Competitioins
By Amy Keith McDonald, Golden ARC Program Manager
As your mail is flooded this time of year with postcards and alerts about upcoming awards programs offering the opportunity to measure your work against that of others, remember three important things.
1. The 2014 Golden ARC Awards Program will be formally announced in November 2013, with entries due early in 2014. The competition will include work completed in full or partially during 2013.
2. Many of the preparation you may be doing regarding your excellent strategic campaign and tactical work during 2013 for other contests will likely be easily transferable to the entries for the Golden ARC Awards program. Thus, keep your files handy and do the work once instead of twice. If you would like to compare other competitions’ guidelines to those of the Golden ARC Awards program, go to www.GoldenARCAwards.com to see the wide range of public relations campaigns and tactics recognized annually by ARC.
3. Finally, the Golden ARC Award competition is significantly different than others. How? The Golden ARC contest is judged by experts only in public relations from throughout the United States … a group of judges that work totally outside our industry. We believe that’s provides for an even playing field and your work is clearly evaluated on stellar public relations that are making a difference to meet your communications objectives for the appropriate audience.
Additional information can be obtained by calling Amy Keith McDonald or Adelita Tyson, the Golden ARC Awards Contest managers, at 254-445-4333, or by visiting the website.
Keep your eyes peeled for the competition announcement in November! Remember, early entries before January 31 will receive discounted entry fees.
2013 Golden ARC Awards programs was big success
The Golden ARC Awards program on the evening of Friday, March 22nd was a big success. Thank you for your ongoing success of the program and the Agricultural Relations Council. Please click here for the news release including the 2013 Golden ARC Awards winners.
Golden ARC Awards Contest
The Agricultural Relations Council offers an array of award opportunities for the public relations industry of agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources. For instance, in the annual Golden ARC Awards Contest, public relations professionals may enter their best work to compete against other campaigns and tactics in the industry. Entrants receive valuable critique and feedback on their submissions, thus further supporting excellence in agricultural public relations. Learn more about the Golden ARC Awards Contest at www.GoldenARCawards.com. Enter, if you think your work is among the best in the industry. Another award is the ARC Founders Award.
ARC 2013 Call for Golden ARC Award entries -> Click Here
ARC 2013 Golden ARC Award entry form -> Click Here
2012 Golden ARC Award Winners -> Click Here
Applications Due March 15 for New Inductees
of Ag PR Hall of Fame
Nominations are due March 15 for the Agricultural Public Relations Hall of Fame, an award program honoring agricultural public relations professionals who have made lifetime contributions to the industry.
The program, sponsored by the Agricultural Relations Council and Agri Marketing magazine, will recognize its third group of recipients at the June 2014 ARC annual meeting in Madison, Wis.
Previous winners have been:
Nominees must be current or past members of ARC to be considered. Inductees will be selected based on criteria including:
“We had a tremendous response to our Hall of Fame award program and another stellar class of honorees will be inducted in Madison next June,” said ARC Board President Mike Opperman. “This is the single-best opportunity for the industry to recognize the professionals who’ve shaped agricultural public relations.”
For 2014, up to two inductees will be chosen. Nominations will be reviewed and chosen by a committee of ARC members.
“We hope all members of the agricultural communications community will consider nominating a deserving individual,” said ARC Hall of Fame committee chair Deron Johnson, of Zoetis. “Recognition of this type not only honors the individual, but validates all of the professionals who work in agricultural public relations every day.”
For additional questions, please call the ARC office at: 952/758-5811. The 2014 nomination form will be on the web site soon at: www.agrelationscouncil.org. Or E-mail ARC at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hall of Fame Application Form (docx) -> Click here