IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards Open to Communications Professionals

Mar 16, 2011, 13:27 ET from IABC Detroit

DETROIT, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all communications professionals who have produced exemplary and outstanding work in 2010, to enter their most prized work samples in the 2011 IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards program, which focuses on three communications disciplines: Communications Management, Skills and Creative.  

Industry peers from around the U.S. will evaluate entries for best practices in strategic communications:  Everything from writing to design to social media. In fact, the 2011 Renaissance Awards program includes expanded categories for Social Networking and Social Media.

The IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards are recognized by communications professionals as an honor bestowed by communications peers, and, as such, is a credible measure of professional skills and expertise.  The Awards program is open to all communications professionals in Southeast Michigan, Northwest Ohio and Southwest Ontario. Entrants do not need to be a member of IABC to apply to the Awards program.

The distinguished honor of Communicator of the Year is awarded annually to a veteran communications professional. And undergraduate communication students are welcome to enter their work and compete for the special Student Achievement Awards, which carries a $250.00 cash prize.

Entry information for the Renaissance Awards is available at the IABC Detroit website: www.iabcdetroit.com. Early entry deadline is March 18, 2011 and final deadline is March 25, 2011. There is also a drawing for free professional development programs for entrants with multiple submissions.

Winners will be notified in mid-May, 2011, and will be recognized at the 30th Annual IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards Program to be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Other program sponsors include: Allegra of Wixom, Burke Video, Fred Ferris Associates Photography, J & M Reproduction, PR Newswire, and Skidmore Studios.