Winners announced for third annual 180◦ Project

The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the third annual PR 180 Project sponsored by Memphis-based Obsidian Public Relations.

And the winners are: PRIZM Ensemble and the West Tennessee Veterans Home Inc.

The online competition narrowed down nominees to five finalists vying for a chance to receive six months of pro bono PR work.

Last year’s recipients were Memphis Roller Derby and On Our Own, a local agency that creates opportunities for young adults with disabilities.

This year’s recipients were selected after a heavy round of online voting and according to Obsidian leaders, the voting came down to the wire.

Congrats to the winners – here are snapshots of both:

PRIZM Ensemble

PRIZM’s mission is to build community through chamber music education and performance. The organization offers a variety of educational programs throughout the city, including a summer music program (The PRIZM Chamber Music Festival and Music Camp), regular concerts featuring young performers from around the city and a recent partnership through the school system.

West Tennessee Veterans Home Inc.

The mission of West Tennessee Veterans Home Inc. is to ensure every eligible veteran in West Tennessee has available the long-term nursing care and rehabilitation services they have earned and deserve in a local State Veterans Home that meets or exceeds the highest standards possible. Since becoming a 501(c)3 in 2011, the organization has been an advocate to build the first 144-bed skilled nursing facility in the area to support the more than 74,000 veterans in the Fayette, Shelby and Tipton County areas and looking to raise $23 million in local funding for a $39 million match from the Federal government. To date, the organization has acquired more than 7,000 signatures of support, and Shelby County has earmarked $2 million for the project. Additionally, the State Assembly has approved $50,000 for land acquisition.

To learn more about Obsidian, visit: http://www.obsidianpr.com/

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