Join us for the 12th Annual Minnesota PRSA Student Classics Awards competition showcasing some of the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The PRSA Student Classics Awards competition is not limited to PRSSA members. Entries are encouraged from all communications, public relations, marketing and advertising students in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Entering is a great way to show Minnesota PRSA professionals your public relations skills and build your portfolio. The experience of entering the Student Classics Awards – especially if you win – is a great item to put on your resume. All the top PR teams and agencies enter annual awards competitions like the Classics, so writing and submitting an entry is a skill you’ll need throughout your career in PR.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Entries are now being accepted for the 12th Annual Minnesota PRSA Student Classics Awards on the online entry form. Completed entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. If you have any questions about the online entry form, please contact Amy Beckham at email@example.com, (763) 545-0064.
If you have questions related to the PRSA Student Classics Awards, please contact Brianna Erickson at BErickson@webershandwick.com, 952-346-6051 or Kelly Abrahamson at KAbrahamson@webershandwick.com, 952-346-6052.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do I have to be a PRSSA member to enter the Minnesota PRSA Student Classics?
- If I recently graduated, can I still enter the Student Classics?
Yes, as long as the majority of the work was completed between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
- If it’s been more than a year and I go back to a project and revise it, does it qualify for an entry?
No, the majority of the work needs to be completed between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
- How many entries can I submit?
There is no limit. You may submit multiple entries in all five categories if you wish.
- Can multiple people submit an entry?
Yes, but every contributor MUST be listed on the cover of your entry.
- If I worked on a group project, how much of the work has to be my own for it to qualify for an entry?
You will only be judged on the portion of the entry you completed. You must specify what portion of the entry you contributed to. We recommend that you submit the entry as a group and include names of all who contributed so that the program is judged in its entirety.
- How much does each entry cost?
The fee is $30 per entry for PRSSA members, $40 per entry for non-members if submitted by the standard deadline. If a team of students submits an entry, each member does not have to pay the entry fee – the team as a whole pays the entry fee. Payments for entries will be accepted via the online entry system and/or by check via mail. We encourage electronic payment, but if you’d prefer to pay by check please check the Pay Offline checkbox and send payments to the following location by the day your submission is due:
Attn: Student Classics Awards
207 5th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
- How do I use my Fellows Fund to pay for the entry?
Complete the online Fellows Fund application on the Minnesota PRSA website at the following URL: http://www.mnprsa.com/fellows-fund-request-form/. Select “MN PRSA Classics Awards” as the event or program for which you are applying. Save as a PDF the confirmation email informing you that your application was submitted and upload it as one of your entry’s supporting materials, then select the “offline payment” option. If your request places you above the Fellows Fund’s $40 limit per school year, the Student Relations Committee will contact you for an alternative payment method.
- Who judges the entries?
The Minnesota PRSA Classics Committee judges the entries.
- Can I see the judges’ comments?
Yes. Within the online entry form, you can select to have judge’s comments sent electronically following the banquet.
- If my entry is missing a component will it be disqualified?
No, but it will lose points in the judging process.
- How will I know if I am a finalist?
Finalists will be contacted via email in February 2014. Finalists are encouraged to attend the 36th Annual Minnesota PRSA Classics banquet where the winners will be announced and awards presented.
- How will I know if I won?
The Student Classics Awards will be presented in March 2014 at the 36th Annual Minnesota PRSA Classics banquet. More info on the banquet is available at: http://www.mnprsa.com/events/classics-awards/banquet-registration/.