Rising Star Award

The annual Rising Star Award by the Maine Public Relations Council recognizes a young public relations professional who has exhibited extraordinary achievement and outstanding work in the public relations profession. 

To be eligible the nominee must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing of MPRC.
  • Have at least two years experience in the public relations/communications profession.

Any individual is invited to submit a nomination. Current MPRC members can nominate another member or self nominate.


HOW TO NOMINATE:
The material submitted is the key piece for scoring the nomination. Nominees should provide the following information using the guidelines specified. Do not include any pages or materials other than requested. Do not include any samples of work. The judges will not consider any information other than what is requested.

The nomination must include:

1. Nomination cover sheet (p. 4) with complete contact information for you and the nominee.

2. A copy of the nominee’s current resume (2-page maximum).

3. One or two letters of reference from the nominee’s current supervisor, key client or other appropriate person (No more than two letters in total).

4. One single-spaced page (front only) describing the nominees work, achievements and community service work:

Section I – Community Service: Please list all past and present involvement in community service organizations and/or projects. Give the name of the organization, the year(s) of service, a description of activities, and any awards or recognitions received.

Section II – Outstanding Work and Achievement: Please describe the nominee’s outstanding work, successes, and any other relevant information.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
omination forms must be received by Wednesday, November 22. Nominations received after that date will not be considered. If a nominee is not selected, they will be eligible in future years, but their nomination must be resubmitted.


ENTRIES SHOULD BE EMAILED TO:
info@meprcouncil.org.


SELECTION PROCESS:
Nominations will be reviewed by a four-member Selection Committee. This committee will be comprised of one past Bernays Award winner selected by the MPRC President and three current MPRC Board members (the immediate past President and the current Awards Chair or any other two Board members appointed by the current MPRC President).  If a Board member is nominated, he or she may not participate in the review process. The Selection Committee will review and score all submissions and make the final decision among candidates based on a combination of the scoring process and committee discussion.


NOTIFICATION AND PRESENTATION OF AWARD:
The MPRC President will contact the recipient and the nominator, although no public announcement will be made prior to the award presentation at the 2017 MPRC Award Ceremony & Holiday Social on December 12 at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick. Register now.


QUESTIONS:
Please contact:
Dan Marois
MPRC Administrative Director
207-402-4048
info@meprcouncil.org



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