The Publicity Club of Chicago invites you to enter the 60th 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.  PCC uses a system that allows entries to be submitted and judged online– making entering (and judging) fast and convenient.


  30 Under 30

For the first time, we are recognizing our 30 Under 30! This is a way for the PCC  to recognize the outstanding work from our younger professionals. At our June 6 Golden Trumpet Awards event, our winners will be announced. Each entry is $30. To nominate someone, please include a Cover Letter highlighting their accomplishments and a head shot.  For any questions feel free to contact our team at and we’ll walk you through the process. 

Entry Submission Deadline: Entries must be received in the system and entry fee paid no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Finalists will be announced by mid-May
Thursday, June 6, 2019:  Awards dinner at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago.
All professional public relations, communications and marketing practitioners, self-employed or employed/retained by companies or organizations doing business within 500 miles of Chicago. Programs being entered must have been conducted between January 1 and December 31, 2018. Activities initiated prior to January 1, 2018 with results extending into 2019 are eligible.  See the Rules page for more information. 
NOTE: Publicity Club of Chicago members receive a significant discount on Golden Trumpet entry fees and awards dinner tickets. If you are not currently a Publicity Club member and would like save money on your entry fee and awards dinner tickets, please contact the Publicity Club of Chicago at to join. Membership information is also available at


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 are celebrating the 60th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards in 2019.