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Welcome to the 2018 Classics Awards!

Entries for the 2018 Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards are no longer being accepted.

Since 1978, the Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards have recognized hundreds of organizations for excellence in public relations. The Classics are presented annually to public relations practitioners who, in the judgment of their peers, have successfully addressed a communications challenge with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness.

The Classics Awards are divided into two categories: Elements and Programs. Elements Awards recognize outstanding individual components or tactics, while Programs awards honor the best overall public relations campaigns.

The highest scoring entries in the Programs Awards category are eligible for the top honor of the evening – Best of Show. The Best of Show winner represents the finest example of Minnesota’s public relations programming. The recipient will be announced at the Classics Awards Banquet.

Finalists and winners are revealed at the Classics Banquet in spring of 2018, following the judging of the Classics entries. Only one Classics Award may be awarded in each category and subcategory. No awards will be given in categories where judges determine that entries do not merit them.


Classics Awards Banquet

Registration is now open for the 40th Annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards banquet!

We invite you and your agency, company or organization to join us at the 2018 Minnesota PRSA Classics! We’ve listened to our attendees and we're making this year’s event the best one yet, filled with networking, dinner and entertainment. Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of our local PR community.

2018 Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards Banquet
Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30 p.m.
The Grand 1858
at Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


Register today!


Advance Tickets:
$80/PRSA members
$90/Non-PRSA members
$800 for a table of 10
$30 for students

After March 31:
$90/PRSA members
$100/Non-PRSA members
$900 for a table of 10
$35 for students


If you have additional questions, please refer to the Classics Frequently Asked Questions document.  You can also contact Mollie Bush at Mollie.Bush@target.com, 312-623-1521, or Bianca Jones at Bianca.Jones2@bestbuy.com, 651-335-3614.


Thank you to our 2018 Minnesota PRSA Classics Premier sponsors!