Big apple

The Public Relations Society of America-New York Chapter has announced the Shortlist for its 2020 Big Apple Awards. The nominees represent more than 50 PR agencies and in-house communications teams. This year, the awards will be presented as a virtual event, running from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. The event will recognize such PR awards as the “15 Under 35” and “Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion,” and will close with an evening focused on the PR industry’s resilience in “Crisis Communications: Responding to the Pandemic.” The category winners and honorable mention recipients will remain strictly confidential until announcements are made during the Big Apple Awards. Tickets are available in three options: including $45 for a one-day experience; $75 for the Big Apple Campaign Awards; and a $99 full-access package including all four days. Early bird pricing is in effect now through midnight on Sept. 11. For more information about the Big Apple 2020 Awards, ticket prices and schedules, click here.

Museum of PR

The Museum of Public Relations will present its annual Celebrating LatinoPRHistory virtual event on Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event’s first panel will cover societal issues, including DACA, COVID-19 and the upcoming election, with a second panel addressing such workplace issues as inclusion, stereotyping and opportunities for advancement. The panel will be moderated by Deb Prieto-Green, senior director marketing, communications and public relations at L3Harris Technologies. The keynote speaker at the event will be Catherine Hernandez Blades, SVP, Chief ESG and Communications Officer at Aflac. For more information about the event, or to register, click here.

Lincoln Project

Republican political strategists Steve Schmidt and Rick Wilson, co-founders of The Lincoln Project, will look at the state of the 2020 presidential race and The Lincoln Project's strategy to defeat Donald Trump at a National Press Club virtual National Headliners Newsmaker event on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. This one-hour, free-of-charge program will stream live on the Club’s website and YouTube Channel, and is accessible to both the media and members of the general public. Viewers can send their questions for Wilson and Schmidt before or during the live program by sending an email to [email protected].