The PR Professional of the Year Award recognizes one individual whose contributions to their clients, organization, and profession stands out as outstanding examples of leadership, management, and creativity in the public relations field.
The recipient must have clearly demonstrated the four components of the public relations planning process: research, planning, execution, evaluation. In addition, nominees must demonstrate ethical behavior in accordance with the PRSA Code of Ethics and exhibit conduct consistent with the highest standards of professionalism when dealing with clients and colleagues at all levels of their organization. Nominations should include how the recipient steered a challenging project through to effective results using outstanding leadership, management, innovation, and/or creativity.
Submission Guidelines: Candidates must be nominated by someone in the profession, but neither have to be members of RPRS. Attach a two-page summary describing how the nominee meets the qualifications listed above and be sure to cover all aspects of the award criteria. Submissions can include no more than two letters of support from individuals who had knowledge and involvement of/with the individual’s contribution. Individuals may not endorse more than one candidate per award cycle. Compile all materials into one PDF and upload below.
Eligibility: Nominations may not be submitted by RPRS Board members. RPRS Board members are not eligible to receive an individual award during his/her term of office.