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46th Annual Classics Awards Banquet



Get ready to celebrate and be a part of history! The Public Relations Society of America, Minnesota Chapter invites you to join us in commemorating 75 years of outstanding communications excellence. Let's come together at the annual Classics Awards on Thursday, May 9, 2024, 5-9 p.m., at the elegant Nicollet Island Pavilion. Join us in raising a toast honoring the best-of-the-best in the public relations profession and our chapter’s national award-winning leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to network, reconnect with friends and enjoy a spectacular event! We look forward to seeing you.

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Dress Code:
Business attire


Jason DeRusha hosts DriveTime from 3-6 afternoons at WCCO Radio. He spent nearly 20 years at Channel 4, including a decade as Morning News Anchor. He last hosted the Classics awards in 2009, when he was the Good Question reporter. It's taken us 15 years to get the bad taste out of our mouths and invite him back (his words, not ours).
Jason also is the Chief Food Critic for Minnesota Monthly, and he has a growing group of hosting, corporate partnerships and influencer jobs.


About the Classics Awards:

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.

We’ll also be honoring winners of the Student Classics Awards to showcase some of the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.


Thursday, May 9, 2024
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Central


Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 (MAP)


Students: FREE
PRSA Members: $110
Non-Members: $140
Group – 5 tickets: $625
Group – 10 tickets: $1,100

*Details are subject to change.