Golden ARC Awards
Public relations professionals can get feedback on their entries, and see how their work stacks up against the best in the business.
To be eligible, entries must be completed in full or partially in 2019. A complete list of the revised categories, reflecting the evolution of agricultural public relations and with an added focus on social media, can be found here.
Entries may be submitted until April 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Entry fee per CAMPAIGN category is $125 and per TACTIC category is $75.
Both ARC members and non-members may enter the competition. Non-members pay an additional $190 with the first entry, thereby becoming a member of the respected organization. New ARC members who have not entered in the past may contact Sandra O’Rourke to set up a profile. This profile must be set up at least 24 hours before entries can be accepted.
Winners will gather and share in their accolades at the ARC annual meeting, June 23-25, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. The Golden ARC de Excellence award for the best all-around entry in the campaigns division will also be presented at the awards dinner.
The Golden ARC Awards Program began in 1990 and came to be recognized as the most esteemed award in the agricultural public relations industry. The restructured Contest reflects the many hats worn by today’s PR practitioner – with categories recognizing everything from full campaigns to tactics such as media relations and innovative new uses of social media.
The Golden ARC Awards contest honors the stellar work created by professionals in the agricultural industry. The format and requirements for the Golden ARC Awards are similar to other leading PR awards programs, based on best practices for public relations and public affairs campaigns and tactics.
Contact: Sandra O’Rourke
Golden ARC Awards Contest
- Judging Criteria
- Deadlines & Fees
- Submission Guidelines
- Online Entry Directions
- Winners Archive