Student Awards

PRSA Richmond will recognize outstanding student public relations programs or campaigns at the 2019 Virginia Public Relations Awards on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

The PR work must have been completed by a student group (two or more individuals), with the bulk of the work having occurred in 2018. Any student enrolled in a two- or four-year institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia is eligible to apply.

Student Award Categories

Community Impact Award 


This award recognizes student public relations work that directly impacts a real non-profit organization. Submissions should identify the organization’s PR problem or opportunity, the strategic process and the impact upon completion.

Innovation Award 


This award recognizes imaginative and unique student public relations work that ultimately produced measurable results. Submissions might include an out-of-the-box PR tactic or a creative PR strategy that helped achieve a brand’s purpose.

How to Enter

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Entry Fee: None

Entry Requirements:

  • 100 word summary of PR project
  • One page outlining the project RPIE (research, planning, implementation, evaluation)
  • Up to two URL links
  • Up to two supporting documents

First time submitting an award entry? PRSA National has some great award submission tips that are worth reviewing before composing an entry.

Current students are invited to attend the 2019 Virginia PR Awards at a reduced student cost. Stay tuned for details.