Other opportunities are available throughout 2011.
Contact Paula Ruth, APR, 281-870-1717.
Excalibur Award Call for Entries
PRSA Houston invites you to participate in the 2011 Excalibur Awards for Excellence Program. This annual competition honors outstanding professional accomplishments in the development and execution of comprehensive public relations programs and individual communications tactics.
PRSA Houston has once again made a few changes to the Excalibur Awards to provide an even bigger bang for your buck, including:
· $20 discount for Early Bird entries
· Expanded Special Award categories to include awards for agencies and teams
· Simplified nominating process for Special Awards
· No charge for PRSA members to make Special Award nominations
· Average minimum scoring to qualify for an award
· Streamlined the entry binder from 3" to 1"
· Special recognition logo for Special Award winners to use in their email signatures or on their websites
· March 24, 2011 – Early bird entries received by 5 p.m. receive a $20 discount per entry.
· April 8, 2011 – On-time entries due by 5 p.m.
· April 15, 2011 – Late entries accepted until 5 p.m. assessed a $60 late fee per entry.
No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m., April 15.
Excalibur Award winners will be showcased at the 2011 Awards presentation and dinner in June, at which time Gold, Silver and Bronze Excalibur Awards will be presented to talented PR professionals. Additionally, one entry will receive the 12th Annual Grand Excalibur Award, an engraved steel sword recognizing the highest professional standards we strive to attain on behalf of our customers, clients, corporations and shareholders.
Please join the PRSA Houston Chapter in saluting the best work of the year by entering the 2011 Excalibur Awards and attending the awards ceremony.
Call for Entries Packet
2011 Excalibur Awards Website
Contact: Meagan Stangle, 713-243-8879.
Ten Steps to Award Winning Contest Entries
PR Foundation Auction
The Silent Auction benefiting the Public Relations Foundation of Houston raised more than $4,200 in 2010. Thanks to all of our bidders for making this possible.
Items are being collected for this year's event. Contact Ania Czarnecka to contribute to this year's action.
Next Week's APR Study Group Session to Highlight Research Methods
Is becoming Accredited in Public Relations one of your 2011 goals? No matter where you are in the process, study group sessions are being offered to boost your exam performance.
This is the first in a series of events that will meet to review several topics:
|Tuesday, March 1 |
|Basic Concepts of PR; Publics and Public Opinion
|Tuesday, March 8 |
Tuesday, March 15
Research and Research Methods
Tuesday, March 22
Tuesday, March 29
Law and Ethics
Tuesday, April 5
Registration for this event includes the entire series. Please register in advance as materials will be sent only to those registered.
Date: Every Tuesday between March 1 and April 5
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: The Ammerman Experience
4800 Sugar Grove Blvd. Suite 400, Stafford, 77477
(Free visitor parking available on the top level of the
Contact: Kelly George, APR, at 281-575-4009.
Save the Date! - APR Bootcamp Coming to Houston Aug. 17 - 20
PRSA, in conjunction with PRSA Houston, will present an APR Boot Camp in the Houston area Aug. 17-20, 2011. This four-day intensive program allows qualified candidates to prepare and take part in the Readiness Review™. If advanced from the Readiness Review™, candidates may then take the computer-based Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations on August 20 at a local Prometric testing site.
The boot camp is designed to provide a setting that will meet the needs of busy professionals whose schedules don’t permit extensive preparation time. The first three days of the Boot Camp will take place at the United Way of Greater Houston.
Candidate pre-requisites include:
- Must be a PRSA member and/or a member of a Universal Accreditation Board participating organization
- Approved application and Examination fee of $385 must be received by PRSA National
- Must register for the Boot Camp one month in advance (required to clear Prometric examination authorization)
- Download and complete the Readiness Review Questionnaire one month in advance of the Boot Camp
Check the PRSA National calendar of events for registration details in May.
Registration fees for members of UAB Participating Organizations:
Day 1 – Readiness Review Preparation $80
Day 2 & 3 - Computer-Based Examination Preparation $270
Full three days $350
More information about the Accreditation process.
Contact: Kelly George, APR
Check This Week’s Job, Internship Postings on the PRSA Houston Job Bank
Speakers Bureau Intern New
Company: Wixted Pope Nora Thompson and Associates, L.P.
This part-time Speakers Bureau Intern will support Wixted Pope Nora Thompson and Associates, L.P. (WPNT), a growing public... More
Legal Rankings Specialist/Technical Writer New
Company: Bracewell and Giuliani LLP
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is an international law firm serving clients in the energy, finance and technology sectors worldwideis... More
Communications/Public Relations Position New
Company: Design At Work
Design At Work is continuing to grow! Quick. Now's your chance. It's what you've been waiting for. It's the opportunity of a.... More
Marketing Coordinator New
Company: Germania Insurance Companies
We are currently seeking an event and special projects planner/coordinator for all events hosted by Germania... More
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