Agency News & Awards

Winuk Communications, Inc. is honored to have received many of the public relations industry’s highest national awards, and agency president Jay Winuk has received numerous honors for his national leadership work in the charitable service sector.

Examples of national public relations industry awards won by Winuk Communications and/or Jay Winuk include:


  •     Silver Anvil Award:  Excellence in Integrated Communications - Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  •     Award of Excellence:  Events and Observances – PRSA
  •     PR Daily's Media Relations Awards: Best Response to Breaking News
  •     Sabre Award
  •     Bulldog Award – Excellence in Media Relations and Publicity/Non Profit
  •     Bulldog Award -  Consumer Campaign/Publicity
  •     Bronze Anvil Award (PRSA) – Excellence in Media Relations
  •     Silver Anvil Award (PRSA) – Events/Observances





 Agency Promoted Client Kreindler & Kreindler’s Legal Expertise Globally in the Wake of the Deliberate Fatal Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525


Carmel, NY, June 15, 2016 . . . The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the industry’s leading professional organization, awarded Winuk Communications, Inc. with its coveted 2016 Bronze Anvil Award, recognizing the PR agency’s work last year on behalf of its client, law firm Kreindler & Kreindler LLP.  The award for “excellence in media relations” results from the agency’s public relations program executed in the immediate aftermath of the deliberate, fatal crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, one of the biggest global news stories of 2015.


On March 24, 2015, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 locked the pilot out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps, killing himself and all 149 other crew members and passengers on board.  The incident immediately became the biggest news story in the world, and continued to garner global attention for weeks as the investigation unfolded and the facts of the tragedy became clear.




Winner: Winuk Communications, Inc.

Community service, pro bono and other awards and honors


In June 2011, Jay Winuk received from President George H.W. Bush and the Points of Light Institute the “Daily Point of Light Award” for “creating meaningful change in communities across America” and “helping to shape a better tomorrow for our nation.”


In September 2008, Jay received the “President’s Call to Service Award” from The White House, one of the nation’s highest civilian service honors and which salutes Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.


In December 2011, Jay received the “Most Inspirational Person of the Year Award” from Beliefnet, the largest online resource for inspiration and spirituality. Among the other nine nominees for the award were the late Steve Jobs of Apple, baseball superstar Albert Pujols, evangelist Billy Graham, pastor Joel Osteen and NCAA national championship head basketball coach Pat Summitt of Tennessee.


In September 2011, Jay was awarded the “Teammates in the Community Award” by the New York Mets and the Citi Foundation (Citibank) for his work promoting service and volunteerism.


In June 2012, Jay received the annual “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from his alma mater, the State University of New York at Oneonta.


In 2010 Jay was elected to the Jericho High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

Video interview with Jay Winuk:

PRSA Silver Anvil Winner:  The "I Will" Campaign

PRSA partnered with Inside PR, a weekly podcast about public relations and social media, hosted by Gini Dietrich in Chicago, Joseph Thornley in Ottawa and Martin Waxman in Toronto and produced by Thornley Fallis to get behind the scenes interviews with several Silver Anvil finalists.


MyGoodDeed founders Jay Winuk and David Paine received a Silver Anvil Award for their campaign, "10-Year Anniversary of 9/11: The 'I Will' Campaign". Inside PR's Dietrich interviewed Winuk, who is also president of the public relations firm Winuk Communications, Inc., about the success and personal challenges of this campaign.  (read more)

PR Pros Lead 9/11 Day of Service Campaign


The Most Successful 9/11 Social Advocacy Movement Ever and How They Did It


Jay S. Winuk

Winuk Communications, Inc.

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