Deadline for entries for the PRSA-NY 2020 Big Apple Awards is March 6, but in order to get the early-bird price of $100 off each entry, the deadline is Friday, Feb. 14. The awards recognize achievements in more than 100 categories, including reputation and brand management, public service campaigns, digital media and influencer campaigns. Membership in PRSA is not necessary to place an entry. PRSA is also taking nominations for its “15 Under 35” awards, which will be presented at the June 16 Big Apple Awards Gala at the Edison Ballroom alongside the Big Apple Awards. For more information, or to place an entry, click here.


Hawkins International is partnering with several hotels, destinations, cruise lines and resorts on its Spring Hospitality Showcase, to be held on March 4 at Union Park Events (5 East 17th St. at Union Square in New York City). The properties participating in the event are set to include Seabourn, The Shelbourne, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Montage International and Lugarno Collection. The event runs from 6 pm to 9 pm. Learn more about this year's showcase here.


CerconeBrownCompany, which specializes in experiential public relations, brand activations and digital marketing, has announced the 2020 schedule for its House Programs. The programs are a series of market-specific press immersions that let brands show off their products and services to national press and social media influencers. Media outlets that have participated in the House Programs include Cosmopolitan, Elle, Food & Wine, Food Network, Forbes, Marie Claire, Men's Health, Wired and This year’s programs include a Culinary House, to be held in Sonoma, CA in May; a Summer House in Nantucket scheduled for June; a Fall House taking place in September in Santa Barbara; and a Hosting House, which will be set up in the Hamptons in November. Brands interested in participating in one of the programs can find more information by clicking here.