Public Announcements


Sponsorships now being accepted!

Calling for Sponsors!

The Southern Public Relations Federation Conference will be held in Tupelo, MS, Sept. 24-27, 2017. We are seeking sponsorships for this dynamic gathering of 200+ public relations professionals across the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and the panhandle of Florida.  

A great line-up of engaging speakers will provide a professional development experience for all involved, including a first class finale featuring the SPRF Lantern Awards.  Attached to this email you will find the conference sponsorship information and commitment form, but tailored packages are also available on request. If you are sending one or more attendees to the conference, please check out the levels.

If you have questions, or are ready to become a sponsor, contact Lea Ivey Stone at



Judges Needed for Contest Entries

If you are interested in judging 2017 award entries on behalf of SPRF, we have a job for you! 

This year, our partner organization is Hawaii, and we are set to review their expected 160 entries in May. All entries and judging will take place ONLINE, meaning there are no weekend judging sessions to attend and no binders to collect — which makes the process more manageable for each judge.

 For APRs, judging will help you earn points towards keeping your designation, which is always a plus. More importantly, however,  judging helps provide all of us insight on what others are doing to strengthen our craft, whether though long- or short-term campaigns, tactical implementation, research, planning, etc. 

If you are interested in judging this May, please send email Ashley Fulmer, APR, by April 14. I will then divvy up entries once I have the entire judging pool identified. Please note, I am working towards each person having no more than 10 awards to review. . 

Ashley Fulmer, APR