Koa Anvil Awards categories include:
Nominations are also being accepted for two individual recognition awards, the Gregg W. Perry Public Relations Professional of the Year and the Hokupaa Awards.
The Gregg W. Perry Public Relations Professional of the Year honors an exemplary practitioner who, during a distinguished career, has made a major contribution to the profession and has applied public relations techniques in a professional manner to achieve meaningful objectives. Previous recipients include Nancy Daniels, APR; Nathan Hokama; Sara Foley and Melissa Chang, APR; among others.
The Hokupaa Award, named after the North Star, is symbolic of a guiding force that always provides leadership to peers in the profession. This award recognizes a relative newcomer to public relations for demonstrating exceptional leadership potential and achievement in his/her initial years in the profession. Recent recipients include Michael Ni, former of McNeil Wilson Communications; Moani Wright-Van Alst, Honolulu Board of Water Supply; Rebecca Pang, Stryker Weiner and Yokota Public Relations; and Melissa Malahoff-Kamei, McNeil Wilson Communications.
Any individual may nominate a candidate for the award, but nominees should be PRSA Hawai‘i members. There are no entry fees for the nominations. Deadline for submission is April 16, 2010 and the winners will be announced as part of the Koa Anvil Awards ceremony.
The award categories, rules, and entry forms can be viewed or downloaded at www.prsahawaii.org. For more information about the Koa Anvil Awards, please contact the Koa Anvil Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRSA Hawaii, 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.
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