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Other Competitions

Prove Your Skill

PRSSA offers competitions periodically, all of which provide you the opportunity to work with real clients, apply public relations 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.

Current/Upcoming Competitions

The 2023 Abdelkader-PRSSA Competition seeks to deploy the use of public relations and the legacy of Emir Abdelkader, to challenge common preconceptions about Muslims. The competition is open to individuals or team of students from a PRSSA Chapter.

Participants can plan to research and plan a full public relations campaign on engaging target publics about Muslims. Campaigns should target college students, military personnel, veterans, educators, or religious leaders. For more information on the competition please click here. Contact with any questions.

2023 Winners:

  • Adham Mohamed, University of Minnesota
  • Uyen Ngo, Purdue University

Learn more here.


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National Organ Donor Awareness Competition

Thousands of Americans are currently on the waitlist for organ donations yet the need for organs greatly outweighs the number of willing organ donors. In order to combat this, the Anthony J. Fulginiti PRSSA Chapter at Rowan University encourages your participation in its annual National Organ Day Awareness Competition (NODAC).

The competition invites you to join the Anthony J, Fulginiti Rowan PRSSA Chapter in the fight to spread knowledge about organ donation across campuses nationwide, while allowing PRSSA members the chance to enhance their public relations skills. Winning Chapters will earn a cash prize.

Participating Chapters are required to create a campaign and host a day-long event. Please keep accurate records and all promotional items for your Chapter’s submission for judging. Binders are reviewed and judged by Rowan University faculty and PRSSA executive board members.

Competition Guidelines and Entry Form

Registration and Entry Fee Due: March 15, 2023
Final Submission Due: May 15, 2023


    2022 Winners

    • First Place: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Second Place: University of Nebraska-Omaha
    • Third Place: Pennsylvania State University

    2021 Winners

    • First Place: Susquehanna University
    • Second Place: Creighton University
    • Third Place: Oklahoma State University
    • Honorable mention: Oral Roberts University
    • Honorable mention: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    2020 Winners

    • First Place: University of Nebraska-Omaha
    • Second Place: Drexel University
    • Third Place (tie): Oral Roberts University
    • Third Place (tie): Tulsa University
    • Honorable mention: Samford University
    • Honorable mention: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    2019 Winners

    • First Place: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Second Place: Drexel University
    • Third Place: University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh
    • Honorable mention: Susquehanna University (a first time entry)

    2017 Winners

    • First Place: Olivet Nazarene University
    • Second Place: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
    • Third Place: Iowa State University
    • Honorable Mention: Olivet Nazarene University “Share Life K3” Campaign

    2015 Winners

    • First Place: West Virginia University
    • Second Place: Louisiana State University
    • Third Place:  Illinois State University
    • Honorable Mention: Iowa State University

    2014 Winners

    • First Place: Louisiana State University
    • Second Place: University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and University of Nebraska, Omaha