PRSSA earns top honors at Paper Anvil Awards

PRSSA earns top honors at Paper Anvil Awards

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 3:30pm
PRSSA team
Together, students were recognized for their community-centered campaigns involving organ donation, childhood cancer awareness, Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ and professional development.

by Lindsey Amen, senior ADPR major

 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter took home top honors at the Paper Anvil Awards Jan. 23, earning Best of Show and nine other recognitions for the chapter’s public relations work in 2018.

 The College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s National Organ Donor Awareness Competition and Bateman team members were also in attendance. Together, students were recognized for their community-centered campaigns involving organ donation, childhood cancer awareness, Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ and professional development.

 “We’re so thankful for the supportive faculty members, alumni and UNL community members who have helped us achieve our goals,” Jemalyn Griffin, PRSSA faculty advisor, said. “I am excited to serve as the new faculty advisor in 2019 and continue PRSSA’s tradition of serving the community while providing our students with the opportunity to excel.”

Awards won by PRSSA include:

 Outstanding Campus Event:

Award of Excellence: Easy Act, Big Impact (UNL PRSSA)

Outstanding Classroom Campaign:

Best of Show: Stack the Odds to Conquer Childhood Cancer (UNL PRSSA)

Award of Excellence: Stack the Odds to Conquer Childhood Cancer (UNL PRSSA)

Outstanding Community or Nonprofit Event:

Award of Excellence: Scare Off Hunger (UNL PRSSA)

Outstanding Professional Development:

Award of Merit: Networking Night (UNL PRSSA)

Outstanding PRSSA Chapter Project:

Award of Merit: PB&Js with PRSSA (UNL PRSSA)

Outstanding Relationship-Building Project:

Award of Excellence: Stack the Odds to Conquer Childhood Cancer (UNL PRSSA)

Outstanding Social Media or Electronic Media Outreach Campaign:

Award of Excellence: Easy Act, Big Impact (UNL PRSSA)

Outstanding Strategy to Address a Problem:

Award of Excellence: Easy Act, Big Impact (UNL PRSSA)

Award of Merit: Alumni Fundraising Campaign (UNL PRSSA)