Blacksmith Awards


2015 Blacksmith Awards

The Blacksmith Awards, presented by the Cincinnati chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, honor the best of Greater Cincinnati’s public relations community, from talented, experienced practitioners to stellar work that has local, national and international impact. 

2015 Blacksmith Awards - Call for Entries
Note: The entry deadline has been extended to Friday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. Please ensure you have completed all steps of the entry process by this time and to have your best work considered for a 2015 Blacksmith.

Submit your best public relations work for the 2015 Blacksmith Awards!  We are now accepting entries for tactics, campaigns and professional recognition. Please review the Call for Entries brochure to select appropriate categories and review entry instructions and guidelines. 

2015 Call for Entries
2015 Blacksmith Awards Entry Form

Electronic Entry Instructions
All 2015 Blacksmith Award entries should be submitted electronically. To ensure that your entry is complete and qualifies for consideration, please complete ALL of the following items:

  1. Create A Folder on your computer with pdf files, including an Award Entry Form, summary and supporting materials, as outlined in the Call for Entries
  2. Compress (zip) your folder file
  3. Register Online by clicking the "Register for Entry" button below
  4. Email your zip file to

Detailed instructions for file naming, file packaging, and submission via email are included in the 2015 Call for Entries brochure. 

Register Online

Please complete online registration on behalf of yourself and/or your company (step 3 from above). This form will accept up to 10 total entries. If you/your company plan to submit more than 10 total entries, please complete the registration again, as many times as necessary to reach your total number of entries.

Save the Date! 
Join us for the 2015 Blacksmith Awards ceremony, Nov. 19, at the Belle Event Center, 444 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Details coming soon! 

Questions about the Blacksmith Awards? Contact:
Sara Cullin, APR:
Maureen Richmond, APR: 

2014 Blacksmith Winners

More than 100 awards were announced at the 20th Century Theater during the 2014 ceremony. The Blacksmith Awards recognize the best and most effective public relations campaigns and tactics executed in Greater Cincinnati throughout the year. Only one top award —the Blacksmith -- is given in each category.

To view the press release and the full list of winners, click here. 

Past Winners:

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009