For Immediate Release
Media Contact:

Starley Ard
Outreach Services
352-620-3290 ext. 221

Wesley Wilcox, CERA
Marion County Supervisor of Elections
Supervisor of Elections Wins Awards for Annual
High School Voter Registration Challenge
Marion County, FL. April 18 - The Marion County Supervisor of Elections 2018 High School Voter Registration Challenge was honored with a Grand All Image Award, Image Award and Judges' Award at the 2019 Florida Public Relations Association Mid-Florida Image Awards Event.

Conducted annually, the Image Awards competition provides PR practitioners an excellent platform to be recognized in their home markets for their outstanding public relations tools and programs.

The Supervisor of Elections Annual High School Voter Registration Challenge is aimed at increasing civic participation by educating Marion County’s youth on the elections process and importance of voting and registering eligible students to vote.  In 2018, all 7 of Marion County’s public high schools participated, 736 students registered to vote (479% increase from 2016), and 49 registration activities were provided.

Wesley Wilcox, CERA, Marion County Supervisor of Elections, Lauren Debick, APR, President - FPRA Ocala Chapter, and Starley Ard, Outreach Services - Marion County Election Center.

Awards Presented

Grand All Image Award
Presented to the best Image Award-winning entry in Division A.

Image Award
May be presented to the top-scoring entry in each category if the entry meets predetermined criteria of excellence set by the judges.

Judges’ Award
Presented by judges for an outstanding entry that achieves maximum results while using a minimum amount of money.


FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and 12 student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking and professional recognition opportunities.

The Ocala FPRA Chapter, , was established in 1980. Members and guests meet the third Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the College of Central Florida.  
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