Prove Your Skill
PRSSA offers several competitions each year, all of which provide you the opportunity to work with real clients, apply problem-solving skills, achieve recognition among your peers and future employers and compete with other students at the national level. Check back often for updates on the newest opportunities.
PRSSA Ethics Competition
This competition was created in order to get students engaged and learning about ethics in a fun, competitive manner. In order to compete in this competition, you must address the following about the case below.
- Analysis of the situation
- Why this is an ethical issue
- Include what part(s) of the code of ethics is(are) being violated
- How it should be solved
Your submission should be written as a newspaper article and should be no more than 500 words. All submissions should be emailed to email@example.com by April 30, 2021. Good luck to all!
The Case: Blown to Bits
You are a senior communicator for a large university hospital in the Southwest. The hospital has a very favorable reputation among academic institutions in its class.
Recently it found itself in the odd situation of having a surplus of cadavers, donated by families for medical research. The hospital turned to a licensed broker who was able to place six cadavers with an explosives manufacturer that needed to study the explosive impacts of some of its products on human subjects. Two families have asked the hospital to allow them to view the remains one more time. For all practical purposes there are no remains to view. What do you do?
- Inform the families that in some cases remains are no longer viewable.
- Contact the law department for advice and perhaps taking over the communication
- Prepare to make the information available, subject to events.
- Tell the families it will not be possible, then sit back and see what happens.
National Organ Donor Awareness Competition For more than 20 years, the Anthony J. Fulginiti PRSSA Chapter at Rowan University encourages PRSSA Chapters across the nation to participate in its annual National Organ Day Awareness Competition (NODAC). The competition invites each PRSSA Chapter to spread knowledge about organ donation across campuses nationwide while allowing PRSSA members to enhance their public relations skills.
Need a reference point? Learn about past competitions and review the winning campaigns.