Congrats to the Winners!

2018 Pinnacles Ceremony Presentation (PDF)

2018 Pinnacles Program (PDF)

The ceremony was held at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on November 7


Photography by Dave Billett

2018 Sponsors


MassMedia Corporate Communications

MassMedia CC – Platinum Sponsor

Faiss Foley Warren

Gold Sponsor

Eurie Creative LVCVA

RR Donnelly

R.R. Donnelly


See Sponsors for your sponsorship opportunity.

About the PRSA-LVVC Pinnacle Awards:

The Pinnacle Awards from the Public Relations Society of America Las Vegas Valley Chapter provide an excellent way to demonstrate the results of your hard work. They serve to help public relations professionals show clients and senior management what public relations can accomplish. If you’re new to public relations, participating in the Pinnacle Awards is a great way to learn techniques of the trade.

Sometimes clients and/or senior management may not understand exactly what we do, or why we do what we do. The out-of-market judges’ comments (the judging forms are provided when you pick-up your entries on the night of the Pinnacle Awards) can be valuable tools to help illustrate the type of information and skill set public relations practitioners require to effectively plan and implement communications campaigns.

New Categories!

Look for new and different entry categories in 2018, particularly in the social media area. We have changed the Pinnacle categories to match the national PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards and give you a head start on winning a national award. 

Campaigns includes 19 sub-categories. These entries are judged as complete public relations campaigns.

Tactics entries recognize excellent work that may have served as part of an overall public relations campaign. There are 32 sub-categories.

All entries that win Pinnacle Awards in Campaigns and Tactics categories are automatically considered for the Best of Show award.

Outstanding entries receive a Pinnacle Award obelisk. Other noteworthy entries receive a certificate – either an Award of Excellence or an Award of Merit.

The Individual Awards honor outstanding public relations professionals as Newcomer of the Year, PR Practitioner of the Year, and Senior PR Practitioner of the Year. When appropriate, the Roger Buehrer Lifetime Achievement Award is also given to a senior practitioner who exemplifies PRSA’s professional ideals and has contributed greatly to the practice of public relations in our community.

Created in 1996, the Pinnacle Awards recognize the best public relations programs, tools and professionals in Southern Nevada, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah. The Pinnacle Awards are judged by out-of-market, accredited members of PRSA and are open to chapter members and nonmembers alike.

The Pinnacle Awards is modeled after the national PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards. Honorees are encouraged to enter their winning Pinnacle Award entry into the national awards program.

Best in Show in the programs category will be submitted to the PRSA Western District Platinum Awards, a competitive awards program among the 11 chapters within its territory.