Calling PRISM Awards 2018 Young Judges
Johannesburg, The PRISM Awards, Southern Africa’s premier awards for public relations excellence, is for the second time searching for 11 of the best young minds seeking the title of PRISMs Young Judge for the 2018 awards.
The Young Judges selection committee made up mainly of last year’s winners, is looking for students, enthusiasts and professionals in Public Relations interested in experiencing unique exposure to the industry by judging entries submitted to the 2018 PRISM Awards alongside a panel of senior practitioners and communication specialists.
“After this year’s positively overwhelming response, we want 2018 to be bigger and better. We’re looking for young people to bring their raw and natural talent to the judging process and we’re providing a platform for them to learn, engage and gain some valuable insight into the industry.” said Palesa Madumo, Executive Director of Strategy at Vuma Reputation Management and Founder of PRISMs Young Judges.
Each Young Judge will be placed in a cluster led by a Chief Judge and they will evaluate various categories for individual awards, consultancy awards, and the Pan-African and the coveted Campaign of the Year award.
“The Young Judges bring a fresh perspective to the judging process and because it is so detailed, they in turn gain a lot of industry knowledge which is extremely important for skills development within the industry.” said Bridget von Holdt, Business Director at Burson-Marsteller Convenor of the PRISM Awards.
Entrants for PRISMs Young Judges must
- Be between the ages of 18 and 30.
- Reside in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town.
- Be currently employed, self-employed or studying towards a qualification in Public Relations or actively involved in the industry in any other way.
“I enjoyed meeting the industry greats and learning about not just how to judge the awards, but how the industry works and the standards that are expected from PR professionals. So, I’m so excited to be part of the committee selecting next year’s judges because I know how much they’re going to benefit from the experience.” said Bongani Mogari, PR Coordinator at Seven Colors Communications and 2017 PRISMs Young Judge.
The awards will take place in April 2018 – the closing date for entries on 02 February 2018.
For rules and how to enter: https://goo.gl/bSxEMZ
About PRISM Awards
The PRISM Awards are Africa’s most sought-after awards in the public relations industry. Now in their 21st year, the PRISM Awards are presented to public relations and communication professionals who have successfully incorporated strategy, creativity and professionalism into public relations and communication programmes and strategies that showcase a successful public relations campaign. Anyone can enter – business enterprises, associations, private institutions and government bodies are all eligible.
For more details contact:
Kutlwano Maduse: 2017 PRISMs Young Judge
Mobile: 071 746 4198