WASHINGTON, D.C.— August 19, 2011 — Public relations professionals in the Washington, D.C. area who exemplify true integrity and leadership characteristics will have the opportunity to be honored by the prestigious industry group Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR), thanks to the 22nd annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon.

Today WWPR, the leading professional organization advancing women in the communications industry, opens the official call for nominations for the 2011 Washington PR Woman of the Year. The award will be presented on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 from 12:00 to 2:00p.m at the Capital Hilton.

“This year we are more eager than ever to see the talent and innovation from the top women in the public relations field,” says Kendra Kojcsich, WWPR President. “This award has gained momentum and prestige in recent years, making it the ultimate platform for PR professionals in the D.C. area to be celebrated.”

Since its inception in 1990, WWPR’s signature PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon has honored the most talented women in the public relations, communications and journalism professions. The event provides the D.C. communications industry an opportunity to hear from pioneers and leaders who inspire and educate. In addition to honoring the achievements of the nominees and winner, partial proceeds from the event will be donated to Thrive DC, WWPR’s pro bono client.

Nominees must be public relations professionals who have at least ten years of experience, remarkably represent their company and have the perseverance to face almost any challenge. They do not have to be WWPR members.
Entries will be judged by the current WWPR president, vice president and a panel of senior public relations and media professionals on their demonstrated ability in the public relations field, contributions to the community, and industry leadership qualities.

Nomination and supporting materials must be received no later than midnight on Friday, September 30, 2011. For further details on nomination criteria and entry directions, download the information here.

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) is the first and only D.C. based professional organization advancing women in the communications industry. WWPR is committed to delivering outstanding professional development, networking, marketplace positioning, and leadership opportunities to area communicators. Visit us at wwpr.org, “Like” us on Facebook.com/WashingtonWomeninPR, and follow us on Twitter @WWPR.