Golden Trumpet Awards

The 62nd Annual Golden Trumpet Awards

This past year has created unprecedented challenges for Chicago and in particular, Chicago’s public relations professionals. Demonstrating Chicago’s “can-do” spirit the Chicago PR community continued to produce the kind of excellence exemplified by the Publicity Club of Chicago’s 2021 Golden Trumpet Awards - the most prestigious awards program in the Midwest for individual achievement in public relations and communications.

To match the moment, we have created some new categories. We have also created a new portal you can access right on our website using your PCC login. You will find additional information if you scroll down on this page. If you are ready to submit, simply click on the button below.

Submit an Entry

Submit a Nomination for 30 Under 30 - Fill out the Form

Volunteer to a Golden Trumpet Awards Judge - Fill out the Form

Entry Rates

$150 for Nonprofit Members

$175 for Members

$275 for Nonmembers

Key Dates

Entry Deadline - Friday, April 9 at 5:00 PM CST

Award Notification* - Monday, May 3

Golden Trumpet Awards Virtual Ceremony - Thursday, May 27

*Entrants are notified if they have won an award. Winners find out if they have won Gold or Silver at the virtual ceremony. More details about the virtual ceremony are coming soon. All deadlines are at 5:00 PM CST.

Key Information and Resources

Use the links below to access important information and documents for this year's competition.


Eligibility & Rules

Judging Criteria



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