UNL CoJMC wins 16 top Nebraska PRSA awards

UNL CoJMC wins 16 top Nebraska PRSA awards

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 6:00pm
CoJMC students received 16 awards at the Nebraska Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Paper Anvil Awards Gala
CoJMC students at Nebraska Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Paper Anvil Awards Gala

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications received 16 awards at the Nebraska Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Paper Anvil Awards Gala last week.

UNL won Student Best of Show, eight Awards of Excellence and seven Awards of Merit. The work represented in-class capstone projects and projects from the UNL’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter.

“We are so proud of what our students and faculty have accomplished,” Associate Dean and ADPR sequence head Frauke Hachtmann said. “The competition is unique in that all of the student entries had to have been implemented in the community and measured in terms of effectiveness. We strongly emphasize real-life learning experiences in the advertising and public relations curriculum from day one, culminating in fully integrated campaigns experiences inside and outside the classroom. We are especially proud of the immense success of our Bateman teams as this was the first time UNL participated in the competition.”

Four CoJMC student groups were represented at the gala: the UNL PRSSA chapter, UNL Jacht Ad Lab and UNL’s two Bateman competition teams, one of which received honorable mention at the PRSA Bateman competition, earning a top-16 spot.

UNL PRSSA received six Awards of Merit for its work on a campaign for the Arbor Day Foundation’s Rainforest Rescue coffee, “Coffee with a Cause,” its mentorship program and chapter promotions.

UNL Jacht Ad Lab, CoJMC’s student-run advertising agency, received three Awards of Excellence for its work on the Pinnacle Bank Arena Green Arena campaign, the social media campaign for the 2015 Nebraska Shrine Bowl and its branding campaign for STEC CAP, which is now being implemented on several college campuses nationwide.

The UNL Bateman Competition teams worked on a campaign for Home Matters®, a movement to help “every American live in a safe, nurturing environment with access to quality education, healthcare, public spaces and community services” and NeighborWorks Lincoln, an organization that works to make Lincoln a prosperous community by revitalizing neighborhoods.

One team’s campaign was “Open the Door to Your Home” and the other “Neighbors Matter: Helping Immigrants Become Homeowners.” “Open the Door to Your Home” won Student Best of Show.

The complete list of honors is as follows:

BEST OF SHOW

  • Open the Door to Your Home

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • Outstanding Classroom Campaign:

          Open The Door to Your Home, Bateman Competition Team

  • Outstanding Community or Nonprofit Event

          Neighbors Matter: Helping Immigrants Become Homeowners, Bateman

          Competition Team

          Green Arena, UNL Jacht Ad Lab

  • Outstanding Social Media or Electronic Media Outreach Campaign

          Open the Door to Your Home, Bateman Competition Team

          2015 Nebraska Shrine Bowl, UNL Jacht Ad Lab

  • Outstanding Strategy to Address a Problem

          Open the Door to Your Home, Bateman Competition Team

          Neighbors Matter: Helping Immigrants Become Homeowners, Bateman

          Competition Team

  • Outstanding Branding Campaign

          STEC CAP, UNL Jacht Ad Lab

AWARD OF MERIT

  • Outstanding PRSSA Chapter Project

          Coffee with a Cause, UNL PRSSA

  • Outstanding Relationship-Building Project

          PRSSA Mentoring Program, UNL PRSSA

          Neighbors Matter: Helping Immigrants Become Homeowners, Bateman

          Competition Team

  • Outstanding Campus Event

          Coffee on the Green, UNL PRSSA

  • Outstanding Social Media or Electronic Media Outreach Campaign

          Chapter Promotions, UNL PRSSA

          Coffee with a Cause, UNL PRSSA

  • Outstanding Strategy to Address a Problem

          Coffee with a Cause, UNL PRSSA