PRSA-NY Announces Makovsky Excellence in Mentoring Award and John W. Hill Award

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Entries now open for the Big Apple Individual Awards with a deadline of September 10

Award winners will be honored at the 34th annual, in-person event in New York City on September 28, 2021

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#2021BigAppleAwards–The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-NY) today announced the Makovsky Excellence in Mentoring Award and the John W. Hill Award are open for nomination by members of PRSA-NY with entries closing Friday, September 10.

The Makovsky Excellence in Mentoring Award (previously the Dorf Award) honors individuals who lead, guide and selflessly counsel and stimulate the careers of PR professionals. To be considered for this award, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Leadership in guiding and inspiring the careers of entry level and other young PR professionals.
  • Demonstration of the highest standards of the profession in a selfless role as a mentor.
  • Service to young professionals beyond the scope of the nominee’s professional duties.

In 2020, Dr. Rochelle Ford was honored with the Makovsky Excellence in Mentoring Award as part of a PRSA-NY virtual awards program and panel event. In her award acceptance, Ford explained that she has been drawn to mentorship because of the guidance and support she received during her own personal and professional development. Ford championed the need for public relations professionals to nurture and counsel future generations, building relationships that last beyond the beginning of a person’s career. This year, PRSA-NY looks forward to this spirit of mentorship continuing at the 2021 Big Apple Awards.

PRSA-NY’s top honor, The John W. Hill Award, recognizes professional achievement in the practice of public relations. Named for the founder of one of the world’s preeminent PR firms, the award has been presented annually since 1977. Recipients are industry leaders who exemplify Mr. Hill’s beliefs that experience, quality, integrity and judgment are the cornerstones upon which the profession has been built. To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Leadership in the development of the practice of public relations.
  • Demonstration of the highest standards of integrity.
  • Fostering and promoting understanding among people.
  • Service to the public beyond the scope of the nominee’s regular duties.
  • Promoting communications and understanding through education and the exchange of ideas.

“The Makovsky Excellence in Mentoring Award for mentorship and the John W. Hill Award for professional achievement allow us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals in public relations and communications in New York,” said Andrew Graham, President of PRSA-NY. “I’m pleased the Big Apple Awards will be returning to an in-person event this year and look forward to recognizing the winners alongside our industry colleagues.”

To submit a nomination for the Makovsky Excellence in Mentoring Award, and the John W. Hill Award, you can visit https://www.prsany.org/page/IndividualAwards. Additionally, Big Apple Awards tickets are on sale now with more details on ticket prices, including group tickets, and sponsorship packages available on prsany.org.

COVID-19 Disclaimer

PRSA-NY will be following National, State, and Local guidelines with regards to COVID-19 safety measures for in-person events and proof of vaccination. More information regarding proof of vaccination will arrive closer to the event in accordance with these mandates.

ABOUT PRSA-NY

The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of the oldest, largest, and most prominent public relations Chapters in the country. Located in the media capital of the world, it offers top-level professional development, networking, mentoring, and awards. PRSA-NY serves communications professionals in agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government, as well as independent practitioners. For more information about PRSA-NY’s upcoming events, mentorship program, jobs boards, volunteer opportunities, sponsorship opportunities, and for membership details, go to prsany.org.

Contacts

Sabrina Browne

Vice President of Marketing, PRSA-NY

[email protected] or +1 646 389 2620

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