Award Information

Welcome to the Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations awards page. On this page, you will find information regarding the process of eligibility, materials, and other frequently asked questions.


Only ISHMPR members are eligible to submit entries. This yearly contest welcomes participation from Illinois hospitals, healthcare systems, health-related organizations, agencies, and freelance professionals. All agencies, whether located within Illinois or outside of the state, are required to submit their entries on behalf of the Illinois healthcare organization(s) they represent. ISHMPR members can collaborate with external agencies for project development and implementation, provided that the member actively contributes to the process.

Use of Materials for Awards Presentation

Each year during the Awards Presentation, ISHMPR presents an audiovisual presentation of the winning entries. To facilitate this presentation, please include any necessary attachments to best demonstrate your work. The Pinnacle Awards Committee will disqualify any entry not prepared to specifications. The Pinnacle Awards Committee reserves the right to reclassify any entry determined to be entered in the wrong category. Entry fees will not be refunded. ISHMPR may retain entries for display purposes, including posting at and on the ISHMPR Facebook page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the entry deadline?

The submission deadline is June 23, 2023. If you enter before June 9, 2023, you will receive $10 off per entry.

When will I be contacted if I win?

All winners will be notified by August 4, 2023.

When will I receive my award?

We award all winners at the Fall Conference and Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at the Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena, IL.

More Questions?
For any other questions regarding ISHMPR’s awards, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Laura Reed at 618-656-7333 or