Established in 2013
The Platinum Award is the highest individual honor bestowed by the PRSA Midwest District. Its purpose is to celebrate achievements in furthering the practice of public relations, demonstrating outstanding leadership and contributions to the profession and contributions to PRSA. The award recognizes an experienced PRSA member in good standing who has significantly advanced PRSA by working to support Chapters, Districts, Special Interest Sections and/or through service at the national level, and by inspiring or mentoring fellow practitioners.
Based on the criteria for the “The Patrick Jackson Award for Distinguished Service to PRSA,” the Platinum Award was been created to honor personal service to the Midwest District and any of the affiliated chapters within the Midwest District.
The honoree will be awarded the Platinum Award at the Midwest District Conference on [date] at the [location]. It is expected that the honoree will be present to accept the award in person. Along with the award, PRSA Midwest District contributes $500 to a charitable organization of the recipient’s choice.
Past honorees include:
All current members in good standing of an affiliated chapter of the PRSA Midwest District, who have been members of a chapter for more than one year, are eligible for the award with two exceptions -- the current year’s PRSA Midwest District Chair and the previous year’s Platinum Award honoree. Nominations are to be approved by each of the Midwest District’s member chapters’ Board of Directors before submission. Only one nomination will be accepted from each chapter.
Platinum Award criteria:
Nominations are to be submitted by responding to the information outlined below. The submission materials should not exceed four pages total. Additional material (including letters of support) maybe included to further amplify the nomination and should be included in the total page count. Award submissions will be reviewed and an honoree selected by the executive committee of an affiliated PRSA District.
A payment of $50 (check or Zelle app) to the Midwest District will be accepted from the nominating chapter accompanying the nomination.
Please limit the nomination to the form below and one additional page double-spaced. The submission deadline is Friday, July 15, 2022. Questions about the Platinum Award can be directed to Midwest District Chair Eva Keiser, APR at (612) 940-4254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All checks should be made out to PRSA Midwest District and sent to Josh Kauffman at the address listed below. Responses to the questions listed below should be emailed to email@example.com by July 15, 2022.
KraftComm Consulting Group, LLC
496 W. Trail North
Grayslake, IL 60030
1. Name of the Nominee
2. Year nominee joined PRSA
3. Year nominee joined Chapter (if not the same year as joining PRSA)
4. Title & Company
5. Contact Telephone & Email:
6. PRSA Chapter of Nominee
7. Name of person submitting nomination
8. Role within the Chapter
9. Title & Company
10. Contact Telephone & Email:
11. Payment method □Check □Zelle app
12. How long have you known the nominee and under what circumstances?
13. Contributions made by the nominee to the practice of public relations:
14. Contributions to the profession through service and leadership within the context of PRSA – chapter, district, sections and/or national:
15. Why do you believe the nominee is deserving of this award?