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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

Chapters must conduct a day-long special event between February 1 and April 30, 2024.
Final Submission Due: May 3, 2024


    2023 Winners

    • First Place: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    • Second Place (tie): Creighton University
    • Second Place (tie): Widener University
    • Third Place: Pennsylvania State University

    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



    National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Competition

    PRSSA prides itself on philanthropic activities that promote the well-being of our communities. To continue this tradition, the Anthony J. Fulginiti Chapter of PRSSA (AJF-PRSSA) at Rowan University invites you to participate in our National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Competition.

    Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that attacks young people, contributing to lung infections and limiting the ability to breathe. This competition asks PRSSA chapters to use their public relations skills while helping to enhance and extend life for those living with cystic fibrosis.

    Through this competition, PRSSA chapters will create a campaign and host an activity, in November or December 2023 focused on cystic fibrosis awareness and research. The top four chapters will receive a cash prize at the ICON PRSSA Conference in the fall of 2024 in Anaheim, CA.

    Chapters must conduct an event/activity between November 1 and December 15, 2023. The Deadline to submit Award packages for consideration is January 19, 2024. 

    Competition Guidelines

    Please contact to submit your awards package or if you have any questions.