Golden Trumpet Awards

Since 1959, The Publicity Club of Chicago has sponsored the Golden Trumpet Awards — the most prestigious awards program in the Midwest. The Golden Trumpets honor distinguished individual achievement of public relations and communications. These coveted awards are presented for excellence in planning, creativity and execution, and are awarded during a dinner featuring notable keynote speakers such as 39th president Jimmy Carter, Playboy CEO Christie Hefner and Tribune CEO Tony Hunter.

We will be celebrating the 61st Golden Trumpet Awards on Thursday, September 10.


The Publicity Club of Chicago thanks everyone that entered the 61st annual Golden Trumpet Awards -- the most prestigious awards program for Chicagoland public relations professionals, honoring distinguished individual achievement in public relations, marketing and communications campaigns and events. The coveted Golden Trumpet Awards are presented for excellence in planning, creativity, execution and results measurement.


Golden Trumpets are awarded for distinguished individual achievement, however few programs are the work of just one person. Order a duplicate award to recognize your team members who were instrumental to the program. The deadline for orders is Friday, October 2. Click here or on the image below to start your order.

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