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Welcome to the 2019 PRSA-NCC Thoth Awards

First Step:
Create an Account

First-time users should use the hyperlink on the right to set up your OpenWater account. If you are a PRSA member, please note that the login credentials for this Awards portal is different from the login credentials for both the national PRSA website and the PRSA National Capital Chapter website. If you can't remember your OpenWater password, you have the option to reset it by selecting "lost password"



To Get Started

1. Create a new account here and complete the user profile if you do not already have an account.
2. Login with your email address and a password.

3. If you have not already done so, please download and review the Call for Entries.
4. Start your entry.

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 Monday, July 1 (or June 7 for the early bird discount). 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.

Need Guidance? 
Check out the video,"How to Submit and Win a Thoth Award". You can download the podcast, "How to Create an Award-Winning Thoth Application and Showcase Your Success." An expert panel will guide you through the submission process and equip you with insider tips that will make your submission shine.

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 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 winners will be announced at the Thoth Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. 

The Thoth Awards presents the highest achievement in a category. Only one Thoth Award is awarded in each category. Judges reserve the right to declare no winners in a category if minimum qualifications are not met. 

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?
If so, please note that the Thoth program and components category definitions and requirements closely follow the PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvil awards. By taking a little extra time to repurpose your Anvil entry for submission in the Thoth Awards competition, you’ll be maximizing your chance of winning an award and gaining recognition for your organization and your outstanding work. In other words, one campaign or project can be submitted as a program AND as a component, which increases the chances of a winning entry.

All entries must be submitted digitally through our online award management software program. Hard copy entries are no longer accepted.