Welcome to the 2018 PRSA-NCC Thoth Awards
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To Get Started
1. Create a new account here and complete the user profile if you do not already have an account.
You may save your work and return to this site as often as needed as long as you complete and submit all parts of the entry submission by July 23 (or June 22 for early bird discount fees). You can edit your submission at any time as long as it is not in your shopping "cart". If you have already placed your application in the cart, simply click "remove" and then you can click on "edit" to access your submission. You do not have to finish one submission before you start another.
What Are the Thoth Awards?
Named for the Egyptian god of communication, the Thoth (pronounced “tot”) Awards recognize the most outstanding, strategic public relations programs and components developed and produced in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. Achievements are recognized in 42 categories, including:
The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA-NCC) sponsors the local annual Thoth competition to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in public relations and to encourage continued excellence in the field.
The Thoth Award and Award of Excellence winners will be announced at the Thoth Awards Gala on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.
The Thoth Awards presents the highest achievement in a category. Only one Thoth Award is awarded in each category. However, judges may award up to three Awards of Excellence in each category. Judges reserve the right to declare no winners in a category if minimum qualifications are not met. In a case where no Thoth Award is earned in a category but other entries meet the finalist qualifications, judges may grant one or more Awards of Excellence.
The Best of Show Award is presented to the best program in the competition at the end of the Thoth Gala. No separate entry is required for this, all program entries are automatically entered.
Did you enter PRSA’s National Silver Anvil or Bronze Anvil Awards program?
All entries must be submitted digitally through our online award management software program. Hard copy entries are no longer accepted.