LEADERSHIP AWARDS

The CPRS Toronto Leadership Awards recognizes individuals in Public Relations who have achieved excellence in their careers or made significant contributions to the field of public relations. Nominate a student, your boss, a colleague or CPRS Toronto volunteer today!

The Leadership Awards will be presented at the ACE Awards Gala. Nominations are free of charge.

All awards should be submitted to ace@cprstoronto.com

2017 ACE Awards: Leadership Award Categories

  • CPRS Toronto Public Relations Student of the Year

Individuals may enter themselves, or be nominated by others. This award will be presented to a CPRS Toronto full or part-time student graduating this year who has a solid academic record and has demonstrated interest in professional development. The award is designed to attract, encourage and reward future talent. The winning entrant will be awarded a one-year student membership as well as entry into five selected CPRS Toronto professional development and networking events.

Entry requirements:

    • Résumé (maximum two pages)
    • A one-page endorsement from a nominator (faculty, fellow student or mentor)
  • CPRS Toronto Young Public Relations Professional of the Year (Under 30 years of age) 

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant achievements in his or her career.  Open to a public relations professional (under 30 years on February 27, 2017) who have been in the industry for less than three years (i.e., since February 27, 2014). Individuals may enter themselves, or be nominated by others.

Entry requirements:

    • Nomination from employer(s) detailing nominee’s career history and professional qualifications (maximum two pages)
    • A 250-word statement from the nominator outlining why this individual should be awarded this special recognition. Judges will look for evidence of outstanding achievement in supporting clients and/or senior-level staff, development of public relations strategy, business savvy, creativity, knowledge of public relations tactics, and contributions to business objectives and to the overall profession of public relations.
  • CPRS Toronto Public Relations Professional of the Year

An individual may enter themselves, or be nominated by others. The award recognizes outstanding personal achievement within the public relations industry over their career, with particular focus on their successes over the past year.

Entry requirements:

    • Résumé (maximum two pages)
    • A 250-word statement from the nominator outlining why this individual should be awarded this special recognition
    • Two reference letters from past or present clients or employers
  • CPRS Toronto Mentor of the Year Award

Candidates must be nominated by someone other than themselves for the award. The award recognizes a volunteer who has served as a mentor to public relations professionals or students in the year of 2015/2016.

Entry requirements:

    • A brief description (maximum one page) that outlines the nominee’s volunteer involvement as a mentor within and outside CPRS (Toronto) and explains why this nominee should be honoured with this special recognition
    • Names and testimonials from individuals mentored by the volunteer
    • Résumé (maximum two pages)
  • CPRS Toronto Volunteer of the Year Award

Candidates must be nominated by someone other than themselves for the award. The award recognizes a volunteer within CPRS Toronto during the previous year (2015/2016).

Entry requirements:

    • A brief, one-page outline of the nominee’s volunteer/committee involvement in CPRS Toronto that explains why this nominee should be honoured with this award
    • List of the CPRS Toronto committees for which this volunteer provided assistance
    • Résumé (maximum two pages)

For more details regarding campaign categories and entry submissions, please download the full package: Entry Guidelines.