Student-run Firm Awards

Best Campaign or Best Tactic

If your Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firm is creating amazing campaigns and tactics, then apply for the PRSSA Student-run Firm Awards.

Deadline: September 8, 2017

Award: Certificate


Your Student-run Firm must have current National Affiliation status. If your firm is not yet affiliated but you wish to apply for this award, you may become eligible by applying for National Affiliation by June 1, 2017 and being approved before the award application deadline.

Your campaign or tactics must have been implemented at least in part between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. Entries tend to have better chances of winning near their completion, when evaluation against initial objectives can be measured.


You need to submit the following to apply for this award:

  • Application form (Word or PDF) — Your application form must be typed.
  • Three-page summary — This summary is the most important part of your entry and should give the judges a thorough view of the complete campaign or tactic.
  • Samples — If you are applying for best campaign, submit samples of work created to support the overall objectives of the campaign. Samples may include research data, collateral materials, schedules, photographs and videos. If you are applying for best tactic, enclose a sample of the tactic.
  • 100-word description — Include a 100-word description of your program. The description will be used to explain your entry if it receives the award.

Submit your entry by mail to the address below. All entries must be received by Sept. 8, 2017, not just postmarked. Winners will be announced at the PRSSA 2017 National Conference and receive a certificate.

PRSSA Student-run Firm Awards
120 Wall Street, 21st Fl., New York, NY 10005-4024

Past Winners

  • 2016 Best Tactic: Texas Christian University
  • 2016 Best Campaign: Grand Valley State University
  • 2015 Best Tactic: University of Alabama
  • 2015 Best Campaign: Syracuse University
  • 2014 Best Tactic: Biola University
  • 2014 Best Campaign: Syracuse University and University of South Carolina
  • 2013 Best Tactic: University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • 2013 Best Campaign: Syracuse University
  • 2012 Best Tactic: Syracuse University
  • 2012 Best Campaign: Ohio University