PROTOS Awards 2021


Orange County Public Relations Professionals have been working HARDER. BETTER. FASTER. STRONGER … and that’s why you deserve to take the stage this year at the 2021 PROTOS Awards.

Each year, the OCPRSA PROTOS Awards Gala honors Orange County’s top public relations professionals, programs and campaigns. For more than 40 years, the chapter has celebrated exceptional public relations campaigns and tactics, and this year will be no exception.

This year PROTOS submissions were welcome in 38 categories, including a new category for our chapter: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We want to celebrate those working to transform our community with the hope it will encourage positive change for our members and those we represent!

For the full list of categories, click HERE.
For the 2021 PROTOS Awards Call for Entries, click HERE.

There’s Still Time! Nominate an Exceptional PR Professional or Organization Today!

OCPRSA PROTOS program submissions may now be closed but there’s still time to nominate an outstanding public relations professional or organization for the Distinguished Service Award or Rick Miltenberger Mentorship Award. The Distinguished Service Awards are the highest honors bestowed by the Orange County Chapter of PRSA. OCPRSA members may nominate a fellow member and/or an organization, either for outstanding life-long career contributions to the goals and ethics of the public relations profession or for demonstrating exemplary dedication to a particular group by giving time, talent or other resources.

Both nominations are free to submit! They just require a one-page (12-point font or larger typeface, minimum of 500 words) of the nominee’s qualifications for the award sent to

Nominations are due by midnight August 6, 2021. Click HERE for more information on judging criteria and submissions.

Looking to Get More Involved with PROTOS?
The PROTOS Committee is looking for committee members and sponsors to support planning for our most attended annual event of the chapter.


“We’ve come too far,
To give up who we are,
So let’s raise the bar,
And our cups to the stars!”
~ Daft Punk, Get Lucky