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Our awards program to include Top 40 Under 40; Top 40 Under 40 Specialty Awards.  All applicants must be 39 or under by May 31, 2018 and working in Canada.
Judging will be based on a point system (for a total of 10 points), and will use the following criteria to select the winners:

  • Nominee’s efforts, accomplishments and impact. The nomination should reflect a meaningful commitment of time and service by the nominee. The nominee’s service should demonstrate positive impact on the industry.
    • Work Accomplishments [within the past year] – 5 points – Briefly describe one or two examples of something the nominee accomplished during the last year. Ex taking the lead of an innovating campaign; helping lead or launch a new division; increasing business by (x)%; demonstrate excellence in creativity; great problem solving; what did the individual do to make them stand apart at their respective company
    • Volunteer – [within the past year] – 2 points – giving back to the community, donating your time to a great cause/ organization/ project
    • Testimonial – [within the past year] – 2 points – Provide a testimonial from a past or current manager
    • PR In Canada member – 1  point – You are an current member of PR In Canada.  is your chance for coworkers, clients and others who have worked with you to submit their vote for you

Whether you are submitting an example of a work accomplishment or just voting for a nominee it ALL counts towards each nominee’s point score, be sure to take part and your voice heard!

Specialty Awards

  • Internal Communications – We are looking for exceptional internal communication efforts from this past year.   Newsletters, magazines, articles, videos, intranets, and more.
  • Investor Relations – In the area of investor relations, you have been a rock star over the last year within the financial community.
  • Government Relations – Within the government sector, this individual knows how to craft a story that helps balance your client’s needs while upholding the truth to the public.
  • Media Relations – Once you have completed a press release, the ability to pitch it to bloggers and media can make the biggest difference in your success.
  • Rookie of The Year – As one of the newest members of the Canadian public relations industry, you have demonstrated an exceptional ability in your first year in the Canadian public relations industry (from May 2017 – 2018).
  • Social Media – As a public relations professional, you have also embraced social media both for your clients as well to build your own brand
  • Our specialty awards will also use the criteria above

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