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The Ofield Dukes Excellence in Public Relations Awards & Scholarship Reception

October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Black Public Relations Society Washington, D.C. (BPRS-DC) has announced that they will host the inaugural Ofield Dukes Excellence in Public Relations Awards, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.

This event was created to celebrate the life and legacy of Mr. Ofield Dukes, who is widely recognized for his dedication and avid support for the advancement of equality in the public relations and communications industry. During the event, BPRS-DC will announce the Ofield Dukes Scholarship award winners as well as honor the achievements of Washington D.C.-area practitioners, thought leaders and academics in the public relations and communications field.

Among Dukes’ myriad accomplishments, he was instrumental in using the public relations platform to galvanize support for the civil rights movement and spearheaded a campaign to commemorate a day for civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Ofield Dukes was also one of the founders of the Black Public Relations Society, the Congressional Black Caucus and very active leader for the Public Relations Society of American as an APR, a PRSA Fellow, a Silver Anvil Award winner and PRSA Hall of Fame member.

The evening will include an exclusive look at Mr. Ofield Dukes Autobiography, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, networking, a detailed program as well as an elegant program book, special gifts for VIPs, and good time with metro D.C. area elites.

Ticket sales have begun and can be purchased via Eventbrite or through BPRS-DC Chapter website at www.bprsdc.org/OfieldDukesAwards. Early bird ticket sales end October 9th, 2017.

Official partners and sponsorship requests are available for businesses interested in supporting the event. Please contact via email [email protected]

Media outlets interested in covering The Ofield Dukes Excellence in Public Relations​ Awards are asked to send your inquiries to [email protected]


October 21, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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