Golden Trumpet Awards

Submit Your Entry for the 66th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards

The Golden Trumpet Awards honor the best of communications, marketing and public relations in the Midwest. For 66 years, these awards have been bestowed by the Publicity Club of Chicago. Entries for this year's competition are now open and we invite you to stake your claim as being among the best.

Ready to submit an entry? Click 'Submit an Entry' to get started. Want to learn more about the history of the Golden Trumpet Awards and some exciting updates to this year's competition? Keep scrolling for more information. 






Deadlines for 66th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards Entries

Open for Entries - Friday, March 22 at 8:00 AM CST

Regular Entry Deadline - Friday, May 24 at 11:59 PM CST

Late Pricing Entry Deadline - Tuesday, June 4 at 11:59 PM CST


Deadlines for 66th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards 30 Under 30

30 Under 30 Entries Open - Friday, April 19 at 8:00 AM CST

30 Under 30 Deadline - Friday, June 7 at 11:59 PM CST

 Submit an entry for 30 Under 30

Golden Trumpet Awards Ceremony - Late Summer/Early Fall 2024


Entry Rates

Below are the entry rates for Members. All members will receive a discount throughout the competition and nonprofit members receive an extra discount. Corporate Gold members receive two complimnetary entries. To learn more about PCC membership, visit the PCC Membership page.

Regluar Entry Pricing (before Saturday, May 25)

$250 - Members*

$300 - Nonmembers 

Late Entry Pricing (on and after Saturday, May 25 through Tuesday, June 4 at 11:59 PM CST)

$300 - Members*

$350 - Nonmembers

*Member discount for Professional, Corporate, and Corporate Gold members. Professional members receive one Golden Trumpet Awards discount. Corporate and Corporate Gold members receive unlimited Golden Trumpet Awards discounts. Corporate Gold members receive two complimentary entries. Visit the PCC Membership page for full information.

The Networker membership does not include discounts on Golden Trumpet Awards items.


Key Information and Resources

Categories - Review this year's categories. There are some changes from last year's competition.

Eligibility & Rules - While the rules remain the same, new and old entrants can always learn more.

Tips - Here are some helpful hints that have been collected over the years.

30 Under 30 - Submit an entry for 30 Under 30.


Golden Trumpet Awards Judging

Judging Criteria - Learn how the judges will be evaluating the entries to maximize your potential score. 

Volunteer Judge Application - Looking to judge this year's competition? We invite professionals to review the eligibility and throw their hat into the ring.


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