Previous Winners

Individual Award Winners

Outstanding New Practitioner: Afton Neufeld
Mark Curtis Jr. Chapter Member of the Year: Stacey Sunday, APR
Mark Twain Community Service: Steven Ing
Gold Spike Community Excellence: Rachel Gattuso
Hall of Fame: Alison Gaulden, APR
Lifetime Achievement: Caryn Swobe

Best of Show

Programs:

THE LODGE AT EDGEWOOD TAHOE
Weidinger Public Relations

Strategies & Tactics:

Healthy Nevada Project Testimonial Video Series
Renown Health

Silver Spike Award Winners

Programs: Overall Campaign

THE LODGE AT EDGEWOOD TAHOE
Weidinger Public Relations

Strategies & Tactics: Audio, Video, Webcasts

Healthy Nevada Project Testimonial Video Series
Renown Health

Strategies & Tactics: Content Marketing

DRI 2017/2018 Annual Report & Research Highlights
Desert Research Institute

Bronze Spike Award Winners

Programs: Overall Campaign

2018 Silver Spikes – CCSD Communication Plan Overall Campaign
Carson City School District

Programs: Overall Campaign

LAKE TAHOE VISITORS AUTHORITY
Weidinger Public Relations

Programs: Overall Campaign

Nevada’s Newest Gold Producer
120 West Strategic Communications LLC

Programs: Special Events & Observances, 1 or 2 days

Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Grand Opening Event
Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Programs: Internal Communications

Renown Health Nurses Recruitment & Retention Plan
Renown Health

Programs: Community Relations

Bronze:Meals on Wheels/Carson City Senior Center
In Plain Sight Marketing LLC

Programs: Issues Management

Embattled with Controversy: University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno

Programs: Issues Management

Sempra Renewables – Energy Choice
East Public Relations

Strategies & Tactics: Media Relations – Owned: Websites

Reno.gov Website
City of Reno

Strategies & Tactics: Media Relations – Owned: Social Media

Thought Leadership – Dr. Slonim
Renown Health

Strategies & Tactics: Media Relations – Earned: Online, Print, Expert Positioning

Johnson Meadow Acquisition Announcement
Foundry

Strategies & Tactics: Media Relations – Paid: Online, Print, Digital and Other

Miss Reno Rodeo Cover Story, Bliss Babe Magazine
Foundry

Award of Excellence Winners

Programs: Overall Campaign

Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Opening
Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Programs: Overall Campaign

Hometown Butcher-Get Your Meat On
120 West Strategic Communications LLC

Programs: Special Events & Observances, 1 or 2 days

Fulcrum BioEnergy / Sierra BioFuels Plant Groundbreaking
The Abbi Agency

Programs: Special Events & Observances, 1 or 2 days

Reno Arch Celebration
City of Reno

Programs: Special Events & Observances, 1 or 2 days

From Dull to Dynamic: The Washoe Impact Awards
Washoe County

Programs: Special Events & Observances, 3 or more days

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
KPS3

Programs: Community Relations

Renown Expands Services in Tonopah
Renown Health

Programs: Community Relations

Wildcreek Project Community Outreach
Washoe County School District

Programs: Multicultural Communications

TravelNevada — UK Media Tour
TravelNevada

Strategies & Tactics: Audio, Video, Webcasts

An Amazing, Emotional Recovery from Stroke
Renown Health

Strategies & Tactics: Audio, Video, Webcasts

Flip the Camera: Washoe County 2018 Primary Election Night Live Coverage
Washoe County

Strategies & Tactics: Audio, Video, Webcasts

Reynolds School Spring 2018 Semester in Review Video
Reynolds School of Journalism

Strategies & Tactics: Content Marketing

Estipona Express
Estipona Group

Strategies & Tactics: Media Relations – Owned: Social Media

2018 Summer Influencer Program: It’s the Differences that Make Us Distinct
Reno Tahoe

Strategies & Tactics: Media Relations – Earned: Online, Print, Expert Positioning

March for Meals – Meals on Wheels/Carson City Senior Center
In Plain Sight Marketing LLC

Strategies & Tactics: Media Relations – Earned: Online, Print, Expert Positioning

2018 Barracuda Championship Media Day
Foundry

Strategies & Tactics: Media Relations – Earned: Online, Print, Expert Positioning

TravelNevada: Extraterrestrial Newsjacking
TravelNevada