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Since 1944, the Silver Anvil – which symbolizes the forging of public opinion – has been annually awarded to organizations that have successfully addressed contemporary issues with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness.

Silver Anvil Awards recognize complete programs that incorporate sound insights and analysis, planning, execution and evaluation. They must meet the highest standards of performance in the profession.

Silver Anvil Awards recognize outstanding strategic public relations programs. They are awarded in 18 categories and various subcategories.

Only one Silver Anvil may be awarded in each subcategory. Up to three other entries in each subcategory may be awarded a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence. Awards are not given in categories for which judges determine entries do not merit them.

Finalists in each category will be notified in late March 2019, and will be posted online at www.prsa.org. From these finalists, Silver Anvil and the Award of Excellence winners will be announced on June 6, 2019, at the Silver Anvil Awards Ceremony in New York City.