2016 Golden Spike Awards entries will be accepted until September 30, 2016 (late entry deadline is Oct. 5, and no entries will be accepted after this date).

Entry Submissions


There is no option for online submissions, but you are free to pay for your entry through the online link below. Please see Entry FAQ below for complete details on submission requirements. All entries must be submitted on a thumb drive in an envelope no larger than 9 x 12 with the entry form. The thumb drive must be clearly labeled with name, entry title and category. Drop off locations and mailing locations are listed below.

2016 Fees

Entries accepted until September 30, 2016
Members of PRSA, IABC, USHCAM: $55
Non-Members: $70
Students: $30

Late entries accepted until October 5, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Members of PRSA, IABC, USHCAM: $80
Non-Members: $95
Students: $50

Each individual entry requires a corresponding online payment (no checks please).

To learn about the event, including ticket pricing, visit the event page.

Drop-Off Locations

Salt Lake County

University of Phoenix
Ask for Holly Heffron
5373 South Green Street, 2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business
Ask for Sheena McFarland
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
655 East Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Zion’s Bank Building
Ask for Julie M. Bradford
One S. Main Street, 7th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84133


Utah County

Utah Valley University
Ask for Hank McIntire
Room 502A, Classroom Building
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058


Delivery Location

If you would prefer to mail or ship your entry you can send it to:

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business
Attn: Sheena McFarland
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
655 East Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Entries must have been created primarily in Utah between July 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016, and been executed during that time frame.

Entry Categories

2016 Golden Spike Awards entry categories are available here.

Entry Resources

Entry FAQ

Example Entries


The Golden Spike Awards competition recognizes excellence and best practices in communications and public relations in Utah. Judges will select the winning entry and award a Golden Spike based on scores in each of the following categories: research, planning, execution and evaluation.

The 2016 Golden Spike Awards will be judged by a 10-member panel of judges including members of the Public Relations Society of America and Public Relations professionals from throughout the United States, including those Accredited in Public Relations (APR).

The Golden Spike Awards organizing committee only provides judging criteria and worksheets for each entry. No other input or influence is applied by people involved in the Golden Spike Awards. Therefore, judging is impartial, uniform and based on specific criteria.

If you have comments or questions about judging, please contact us.

2016 Golden Spike Awards Entry Form

Download the entry form and include it with your submission (Download: PDF or WORD)

Entry Payment

Please pay for your entry online before submitting the 9″ x 12″ envelope to one of the locations listed above.

Entrant Information
Name of Person Entering
Company Name