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How would you like your work–whether a project, a campaign or a single tactic–to be featured among and then recognized by fellow local professionals? How would you like to honor someone who has made a great contribution to our profession? Well, the Best in Maryland (BIM) Awards gives you a chance to do just that by providing many opportunities for our members to be recognized for their work and their accomplishments. These awards include the Best in Maryland Awards and Professional Awards.


The Best in Maryland Awards is presented annually to public relations practitioners who, in the judgment of their peers, have successfully addressed a communications challenge with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness. PRSA Maryland models the Best in Maryland Awards after PRSA’s Silver and Bronze.

Awards were presented on Wednesday, December 6, at the 2017 Best in Maryland Awards Gala in the beautiful Royal Sonesta Harbor Court in Baltimore.

Click here to view all the winners!

Call for Entries will take place in late spring 2018. We look forward to seeing you then!


Do you know a long-time PR professional who has exhibited extraordinary achievements and demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of public relations? What about a new professional who has proven to be a rising star? Has your PR Team excelled? Are you aware of a Maryland educator who has demonstrated a commitment to public relations/communications programs and its students? Is there a vendor that has shown outstanding support of our profession? We are looking for nominations for the following awards…

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Paul E. Welsh – NEW
  • Rising Star – 5 years & less (replaces New Professional)
  • PR Team Award
  • Educator of the Year
  • Partner of Distinction

Call for Nominations for Professional Awards will open in spring 2018. Awards will be presented at the Best in Maryland Gala in December.


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