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Who are the young PR professionals that have stood out to you this year? It’s your turn to decide—enter your favorite young PR professionals in PR News’ Rising PR Stars 30 & Under competition. This program, honoring budding PR leaders and creative practitioners, is open to PR professionals age 30 and under. Nominees must be a practicing communications professional at any of the following: a corporation, PR firm, nonprofit/association, educational institution, government organization or industry supplier. Nominees may reside anywhere in the world.

Awards Timeline

Entry Deadline:
July 28, 2017

Late Deadline:
August 4, 2017

Awards Luncheon:
December 5, 2017 in D.C.

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Who Should Enter?

The Rising PR Stars 30 & Under Awards are open to all individuals worldwide at for-profit and non-profit organizations including corporations, PR firms, public affairs and IR agencies, publicity firms, associations, government, and NGO teams, and sole practitioners, who are 30 or under on the date the entry is submitted.

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Deadlines & Entry Fees

Entry Deadline: July 28
Late Deadline: August 4
All entries must be finalized by August 4, 2017.
Finalists will be notified in November and honored at the Winter Awards Luncheon on December 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Entry Fees:
The price of each entry is $425. The late surcharge is $275 per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry.

All entries are non-returnable and non-refundable.

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All entries will be submitted via PR News' Awards Entry Portal. Your nomination/s need to be submitted by August 4.

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Entries are judged by a blue-chip panel of corporate, agency, nonprofit and academic executives, as well as by the staff of PR News. We evaluate your entry based on creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation, and results. Our most important criterion is proven success that aligns with your end goals.
The winners and honorable mentions will receive their Rising PR Stars awards at an awards luncheon on December 5, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Emphasize your goals, as well as your achievements in your synopsis. Provide as many concrete and specific examples of success as possible, and explain clearly and succinctly the things you have accomplished.
The PR News staff will contact you regarding the status of your entry if you are named a finalist in the awards program. Finalists are notified 30-60 days in advance of the ceremony.


Submission Questions

For questions about the Rising Star Awards, contact:

Mary-Lou French
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For information on sponsoring the Rising Star Awards, contact :

Amy Jefferies
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