2017 Golden Spike Awards entries will be accepted until September 1, 2017 (late entry deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 11, and no entries will be accepted after this date).

Entry Submissions

The Golden Spike Awards is excited to announce that all entries will be submitted online!

Please upload your entry using this Qualtrics form.

2017 Fees

Entries accepted until September 1, 2017
Members of PRSA, IABC, USHCAM: $55
Non-Members: $70
Students: $30

Late entries accepted until September 11, 2017 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.


Entries must have been created primarily in Utah between July 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, and been executed during that time frame.

Entry Categories

2017 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 2017 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.

2017 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 via the Qualtrics Form.

Entrant Information
Name of Person Entering
Company Name