52nd Bell Ringer Awards: Run of Show

As most of you know, the 52nd Bell Ringer Awards have gone digital! 

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a number of challenges for professionals across industries, and we, like many other organizations, are finding ways to create meaningful, engaging virtual event experiences. 

So, while the ceremony may look a little different this year, we’re more excited than ever to honor the region’s most impressive PR and communications work, and recognize the incredible agencies and organizations that made it happen.

The awards will be announced on Twitter during a two-day event on June 10 & 11, and we’ve enlisted members of the media, PR Club sponsors, and past presidents to announce our Merit, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Bell recipients via video presentations. The approximate announcement schedule is below and categories will be announced every few minutes.

We hope you’ll tune in to the “ceremony,” and join us in congratulating all of this year’s winners!



Wednesday, June 10 – Single Item Entries

9:00 a.m. – Welcome Message


9:15 a.m. – Content Marketing

  • Digital Video (single video)
  • Digital Video (single series)
  • Digital/Printed Collateral 
  • Owned Media
  • Paid 
  • Podcast
  • PR Agency Citizenship or Pro Bono Work


10 a.m. – Media Placements

  • Bylined Article
  • Digital/Print National
  • Digital/Print Regional 
  • Digital/Print Series
  • Digital/Print Vertical/Trade
  • Op-Ed
  • Response to Breaking News
  • Television Local/Regional
  • Television National


11 a.m. – Events

  • Media Event
  • One-Time Special Event
  • Special Event (series)


12 p.m. – Striker Award – young professional of the year


Thursday, June 11 – Campaigns 

10 a.m. – Launch Campaigns

  • Business to Business
  • Consumer  
  • Healthcare 
  • High Tech  
  • Hospitality/Travel/Entertainment 


11 a.m. – Publicity Campaigns 

  • Business to Business 
  • Consumer 
  • Healthcare 
  • High Tech 


12 p.m. – Communication Campaigns

  • Agency Marketing
  • B2B Social Media 
  • B2C Social Media 
  • Brand Building or Re-Branding – Business to Business
  • Brand Building or Re-Branding Consumer 
  • Cause Marketing  
  • Crisis Communications 
  • Executive Thought Leadership 
  • External Spokesperson
  • Influencer 
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Investor/Financial Relations 
  • Micro Influencer 
  • Nonprofit Communications 
  • Public Affairs 
  • Superior Achievement in Research & Planning


4:15 p.m. – Crystal and Super Bell Awards

  • John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Super Bell Finalists
  • Super Bell Winner