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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 2022 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 for an individual or team of students from a PRSSA Chapter in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Participants can plan to research and plan a full public relations campaign on engaging Iowans about Muslims. Campaigns should target Iowan military personnel or veterans, educators, and/or religious leaders. For more information on the competition please visit the website. Contact tamar@abdelkaderproject.org with any questions.

Enter to win one of the following three prizes:

• First Place – $750
• Second Place – $500
• Honorable Mention – $250

Register by March 15 to participate.

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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 31, 2022
Final Submission Due: May 15, 2022

For more information, visit http://www.rowanprssa.org.

Awards

  • First prize $400
  • Second prize $300
  • Third prize $200
  • Honorable mention $100

Winners

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