FORT MYERS – April 25, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) announced the winners of its Local Image Awards on April 19, 2018 at the iMAG History and Science Center in Fort Myers. The competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Southwest Florida during the last year, and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design.

A Grand Image Award and an Image Award went to Priority Marketing for the Guadalupe Center 2017 Impact Report. Other awards presented, were as follows:

Image Award: Jennifer J. Edwards, Heather Doane and Trish Robertson, APR for the 2017 High School Voter Registration Challenge; Kara Hado for GoEP2: Edgewater Drive Phase II Improvements; Albert Arguelles and Randy Mitchelson, APR for iPartnerMedia Digital Marketing Workshop for Kinetico Water Systems; Lee Health Strategic Communications and Public Relations Department for Take 5 Leadership Newsletter;

Award of Distinction: CONRIC PR & Marketing for Cape Coral Community Foundation ENPYs; Rob Moher for Wildlife Injury Prevention Campaign; Pushing the Envelope, Inc. for DOCK5 versus Hurricane Irma; Lee County Port Authority Communications and Marketing Team for FPRA In The Spotlight – Southwest Florida Chapter’s 2017 Local Image;

Judges’ Award: Jennifer J. Edwards, Heather Doane and Trish Robertson, APR for the 2017 High School Voter Registration Challenge.

Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For additional information, please visit the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA website at http://www.fpraswfl.org.