2016 Koa Anvil Awards

Established in 1983, the Koa Anvil Awards captures and celebrates the four rings of excellence on which the Koa Anvil competition is judged: research, planning, execution and evaluation. It is the competition to develop better plans, use creativity to produce better results, and increase professional skill to produce the best public relations programs and tools that keep the professional motivated and moving forward.

PRSA Hawaii organizes the annual Koa Anvil Awards competition to recognize outstanding public relations programs and tactics, and to encourage improved public relations performance and techniques.

Official Call for Entries

NEW! The entire award entry submission process is online. Binders will not be accepted. To get started on your 2016 Koa Anvil and/or Koa Hammer Award entry, please click here.

Here are the 2016 dates to remember:

Monday, March 28, 2016 - Online submission for entries open

Friday, April 22, 2016 (5 p.m. HST) - Early bird deadline

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (5 p.m. HST) - Final deadline

Early June 2016 - Finalists notified

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - Koa Anvil Awards

Please click here to download a copy of the 2016 Koa Anvil Awards Call for Entries manual which includes list of categories, guidelines, tips, FAQs and more.

For any questions regarding the new online submission process, please email