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2017 Public Communication Division Awards

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Awarding Excellence

Outstanding student work and achievement were highlighted at the 2016 Public Communication Awards.

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2017 Public Communication Awards

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Categories

  • Best Digital Campaign 
  • Best Strategic Research
  • Best Strategic Communication Plan 
  • Best Portfolio Campaign
  • Best Graduate Capstone
  • Dotty Lynch Award for Best Political Communication Paper
  • Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to Promoting Diversity
  • Outstanding Contributions to the SOC Community
  • Only graduating Public Communication/Strategic Communication seniors and graduate students are eligible to enter the PC Awards. 
  • The general submission deadline is no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1.  (An exception will be made for Graduate Capstones, which may be submitted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.) 
  • Submissions should be uploaded and submitted as a single PDF file.
  • Each student can only submit ONE item and they must select one category only.  However, in addition, students may submit one group project in one category. 
  • If work from a group project containing both undergraduate and graduate students is submitted, the work will be reviewed and judged with the other graduate submissions in that category.
  • No modifications or changes can be made to work after it has been submitted. It is sent immediately to the judges and no alterations will be accepted. 
  • After the submission deadline, students’ work will be judged and a winner and runner-up for each category will be selected.  All students who submit work will be invited to the PC Awards Ceremony on May 11th.  Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

1. Who is eligible to enter the PC Awards?

Only graduating Public Communication/Strategic Communication seniors and graduate students are eligible to enter the PC Awards. 

2. How many papers/projects can I enter?

Each student can only submit ONE item and they must select one category only.  However, in addition, students may submit one group project in one category. 

3. I would like to enter a group project where a junior participated in the group of seniors, is this acceptable?

This is acceptable only for group work.  Juniors may not submit individual work.

4. Can SPA students in the M.A. Political Communication program submit their graduate capstone? 

The PC Awards are reserved for PC students. However, if a PC faculty member teaches the Political Communication Capstone course, those students may submit their capstones.

5. What if I cannot get the online submission form to work?

Check with your Internet provider or restart your computer.

6. Is the PC Awards deadline firm?

Yes, the deadline is firm. 

7. If I have questions about the PC Awards, what should I do?

If you have questions that are not answered above, you may contact Teal Wrocklage at wrocklag@american.edu.


   



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