PRSA Hawaii Announces Student Writing Contest

** Click to download the Request for Proposal and Scoring Sheet (PDF) **
*** Click to download the Student Writing Contest informational flyer (PDF) ***

The Hawaii Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) invites you to respond to a Request for Proposal for one of the most important cultural and historical icons in Hawaii: Iolani Palace.

Who: Open to teams composed of 3 undergraduate students from any Hawaii college or university.

What: Each team will research, develop and write a proposal for public relations services on behalf of Iolani Palace. The top three teams will present their proposal to a panel of judges, including senior public relations practitioners and the executive director of Iolani Palace. The winning team will walk away with a $100 cash prize for each team member and recognition at the prestigious PRSA Hawaii Koa Anvil Awards, honoring the industry’s most elite.

When:

  • January – March: Assemble 3 person team; research and write proposal
  • March 31, 4:30 PM: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL
  • May 10: Interviews with top 3 teams
  • June 15: Announcement of winning team
  • July: Presentation of award at PRSA Hawaii Koa Anvil Awards

** Click to download the Request for Proposal and Scoring Sheet (PDF) **
*** Click to download the Student Writing Contest informational flyer (PDF) ***

PRSA Hawaii Announces 2011 Board of Directors

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – The Hawai‘i Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced the election of the following officers for its 2011 board
of directors:

  • President Moani Wright-Van Alst, Communications Resource Manager, Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • President-Elect, Melissa Malahoff-Kamei, Senior Account Executive, McNeil Wilson Communications
  • Secretary Deborah Sharkey, Director, Makana Communications
  • Treasurer Kristen Bonilla, APR, Public Information Officer, University of Hawai‘i
  • Immediate Past President Nathan Kam, Vice President, McNeil Wilson Communications
  • Assembly Delegate and Western District Delegate Duke Gonzales, APR, Corporate Communications Specialist, U.S. Postal Service
  • Director of Outreach Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of Public Relations, Outrigger Enterprise Group
  • Director of Member Services Rebecca Pang, Account Supervisor, McNeil Wilson Communications
  • Director of Professional Development Lee Britos, Senior Account Executive, Pang Communications
  • Director of Communications Noreen Kam, Account Supervisor, McNeil Wilson Communications

 

Other committee chairs announced are as follows:

 

MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIRS

Franziska Roessy, Account Coordinator, Stryker Weiner & Yokota

Erica Yamauchi, Account Executive, Becker Communications

 

ACCREDITATION CHAIR

Donda D. Spiker, APR, Manager, Marketing and Public Relations, Kuakini Medical Center

 

Young Professionals Group (YPR) Chair

Thi Lam, Marketing Coordinator, Watts Constructors, LLC

EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CHAIR

Amy Hennessey, APR, Manager, Foundation Communications, Hawai‘i Pacific Health

 

Education, Hawai‘i Pacific University Chair

Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of Public Relations, Outrigger Enterprises Group

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CO-CHAIRS

Crystal Yamasaki, Senior Account Executive, Bennet Group Strategic Communications

Jill Bona, Account Manager, Bennet Group Strategic Communications

 

KOA ANVIL AWARDS CO-CHAIRS

Huy Vo, Senior Account Executive, Bright Light Marketing

Shauna Goya, Senior Account Executive, Communications Pacific

 

Sponsorship Chair

Nathan Kam, Vice President, McNeil Wilson Communications

 

PRSA Hawai‘i, chartered in 1947, was one of six founding chapters of PRSA. The society is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals, with nearly 20,000 members representing business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms, and not-for-profit organizations.

 

The APR designation after board members’ names indicates an Accreditation in Public Relations by PRSA’s Universal Accreditation Board. According to PRSA, APR is a mark of distinction for public relations professionals who demonstrate their commitment to the public relations profession and its ethical practice, and who are selected based on broad knowledge, strategic prospective and sound professional judgment.

 

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