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PRSA Hawai‘i Accepting Entries for 28th Annual Koa Anvil Awards
The Hawai‘i Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is
now accepting entries for the 28th annual Koa Anvil awards, recognizing
outstanding public relations programs and tactics completed in 2010.
Winners will be recognized at the 28th Annual Koa Anvil Awards dinner on
Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki Resort and
Important dates for the 2011 Koa Anvil Awards are:
• April 15, 5 p.m. - Early Bird Deadline
o Save $25 on the awards entry fee! - $50 for PRSA Hawai‘i members and $75 for non-member• April 29, 5 p.m. - Final Deadline
o $75 for PRSA Hawai‘i members and $100 for non-members
Koa Anvil Awards categories include:
• Koa Anvil Awards
- Complete public relations programs incorporating sound research,
planning, execution and evaluation. All Koa Anvil winners are
automatically considered for the Best of Show Award, representing the
finest example of public relations programming in 2010.
• Koa Hammer Awards
- Outstanding public relations tactics that are part of a communications campaign, including research and writing
Nominations are also being accepted for two individual recognition
awards, the Gregg W. Perry Public Relations Professional of the Year and
the Hokupa‘a Young Public Relations Professional of the Year 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 Donda Spiker, APR, Kuakini
Medical Center; Nancy Daniels, APR, Outrigger Enterprises Group; Nathan
Hokama, Strategic Communication Solutions, LLC; Sara Foley, Maui
Communicators; and Melissa Chang, APR among others.
The Hokupa‘a 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, formerly
of McNeil Wilson Communications; Moani Wright-Van Alst, Hawaii Medical
Services Association; Rebecca Pang, McNeil Wilson Communications; and
Melissa Malahoff-Kamei, McNeil Wilson Communications among others.
Any individual may nominate a candidate for the award, but nominees
must be PRSA Hawai‘i members. There are no entry fees for the
nominations. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2011 and the winners
will be announced as part of the Koa Anvil Awards ceremony.
The award categories, rules, entry and nomination 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
All completed entries and nominations must be mailed or delivered to:
PRSA Hawaii Chapter Awards Committee
c/o Huy Vo
Bright Light Marketing
1001 Bishop St., Suite 900
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 275-3014 email@example.com
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.
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