HOUSTON, May 25, 2004 - The Houston Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is recognizing DPK Public Relations for outstanding work in op-ed writing.

DPK Public Relations is among the winners in PRSA Houston's 2004 Excalibur Awards, which honor outstanding professional accomplishments in the development and execution of comprehensive public relations programs and individual communications tactics. DPK Public Relations won in the Media Relations - Op-Ed/Byline Article category for "The Value of Visas," an op-ed by Houston attorney Ann Pinchak published in the Houston Chronicle in October 2003.

"What makes this honor particularly gratifying is that the PRSA Excalibur Award emphasizes results," said Dan Keeney, APR, president of DPK Public Relations. "We recognize that our efforts mean little unless they move our clients closer to achieving their business objectives."

The 2004 Excalibur Awards will be presented during "An Enchanted Evening, Celebrating the Magic of Communications," on Thursday, June 17 at Hotel Icon. Those interested in registering can do so online at http://www.prsahouston.org/en/cev/?57.

The Public Relations Society of America is the world''s largest professional organization for public relations professionals, with nearly 20,000 members and more than 450 in Houston. PRSA represents business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.

DPK Public Relations is a Texas-based public relations firm devoted to helping clients protect and enhance their reputations. The firm provides media interview-training services as well as issues management, crisis communications planning and response services, executive-level writing and strategic media relations.