The PR Club welcomes nominations for the 54th Annual Bell Ringer Awards


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PR Club, the nation’s oldest organization for communications professionals in New England, today opened submissions for the 54th annual Bell Ringer Awards which recognize outstanding achievement in public relations and marketing. The Bell Ringer Awards are open to New England-based PR, marketing and communications professionals or those managing initiatives for New England-based clients. Additionally, nominations are now open for all three professional awards: Striker (Young Professional), Ringer (Intermediate), and the John J. Molloy Crystal Bell Lifetime Achievement Award.

PR Club is delighted to celebrate the excellence of public relations, marketing and communications professionals in and around the region as we continue to move forward in a hybrid workplace. In 2022, participants will find:

  • The return of two categories of campaigns related to COVID-19, as well as campaigns for unpaid influencer/ambassador work, corporate social responsibility and fundraising.

  • A remarkable digital showcase of the winner from Bell Ringer that will showcase the great work and results achieved by our community, and will be available online anytime after the awards ceremony.

  • Professional Awards will again have no entry cost for PR Club members and discounts for non-members, to make it easier to honor colleagues for excellence in communication.

“The opening of the Bell Ringer entry period often feels like a step into new and exciting things. Although the work submitted reflects the previous year, it is an opportunity to recognize the evolution of the industry and see where it might lead next,” said Amanda Fountain, PR Club President and Head of Digital Engagement at LEGO Education. “Each year, we see how creative, industrious the communications professionals in the region are. and inspiring for themselves and their clients. And, after two years of recognizing this incredible work by peers with a virtual ceremony, the PR Club is exploring options to bring back a safe in-person celebration – so stay tuned. ‘listen.

The usual deadline for entries for the Bell Ringer Prize is Friday, March 18, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET. Early bird registrations, which will be reduced by $30 per registration for PR Club members, must be submitted no later than Friday, February 25, 2022, by 6 p.m. ET. To benefit from preferential rates and reduced rates, register or renew your membership here. Late registrations, which incur an additional fee, will be accepted until Friday, March 25, 2022, before 6 p.m. ET. Entries can be submitted using the online submission form and must represent work completed between January 1, 2021 and March 25, 2022. The deadline for professional awards is Friday, April 15, 2022 at 6 p.m. ET. Winning submissions will be announced and celebrated in June with more specific details to follow.

Interested in sponsoring this year’s Bell Ringer Awards? Find more details here.

For more information on participating or submitting your work for consideration, please visit the PR Club website:

About the PR Club

Founded in 1948, the PR Club (formerly the Publicity Club of New England) strives to promote and encourage involvement in the communications industry and more specifically the professions of public relations, promotions and marketing. Get additional information about the PR Club’s monthly programs, social and networking events, the “Bell Ringer” blog, and the Bell Ringer Awards Ceremony at Follow them on Twitter @PRClubofNE.

About Bell Ringer Awards

The Bell Ringer Awards recognize public relations and communications work that demonstrates excellence in creative planning and superior execution to achieve a high degree of success in achieving predetermined goals. Open to all New England practitioners, the program, now in its 54th year, celebrates the extraordinary work of the region’s communications professionals.


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