WMPRSA’s PRoof Awards aren’t just for campaigns – they’re also awarded to exemplary individuals inside (and outside) the profession in five categories (below). To nominate someone for one of these awards, visit this site.
Public Relations Professional of the Year
WMPRSA’s Public Relations PRofessional of the Year Award honors the WMPRSA member who represented the best in public relations in 2011. As you prepare your PRoof Award entry and identify its strengths, consider nominating the WMPRSA member whose contributions to the program—or to the profession stand out as outstanding example of the relationship between an organization and the publics it represents.
Communicator of the Year
WMPRSA recognizes a community leader for outstanding contributions to West Michigan and who also exemplifies the practice of good public relations. The WMPRSA Communicator of the Year Award is distinct from all other awards because it is given to a person who is NOT a PRSA member or PR professional, but has shown him or herself to be an accomplished communicator, has communicated well during a crisis, or was an exemplary spokesperson for their organization. Please indicate the context of the nominee’s most significant contribution in 2011 in the narrative.
Media Person of the Year
The Media Person of the Year Award is given to a deserving journalist (print, broadcast, Internet) for outstanding contributions to the field of journalism in the West Michigan area. As you prepare your PRoof Awards, consider the media you worked with throughout your campaign. WMPRSA will recognize that media person during the annual WMPRSA PRoof Awards Gala. Please illustrate the nominee’s accomplishments and most significant contributions to the field of journalism during 2011.
Newcomer of the Year
Only new members in good standing of the West Michigan Chapter of PRSA (having joined during 2011 or 2011) are eligible for this award. The winner must be an active public relations professional of three years or less who has demonstrated potential for becoming an outstanding public relations professional. Please support with examples of the nominee’s experience and efforts during 2011.
Public Relations Student of the Year
WMPRSA’s public Relations Student of the Year Award (also awarded during the April 25 PRoof Awards Celebration) honors the individual PRSSA member who represented the best in public relations during 2011. Consider nominating the intern in your office, the student you’re mentoring or that person whose contributions to advancing the PR profession on campus stand out as exemplary.