Although I’ve learned *SO MUCH* since graduating from the PR program at Algonquin College in 2006, I still miss those days every now and again!

Also the sad fact about working is you simply can’t execute every project to its fullest potential the way you might have as a student (maybe that’s just me, I was a good student!).  Reflecting back I worked on some amazing (and real!) projects as a student that I never thought of applying for awards.

IABC Canada has posted its Silver Leaf Awards 2012 Call for Entries  with a deadline of September 7. The student rate is exceptionally reasonable. However I also remember being a student and having a hard time spending money on seemingly intangible benefits like award submissions.

That’s why I am offering to personally sponsor a student’s submission. I will also volunteer to review your submission and answer any questions you have while preparing it. I have written many submissions before (some successful, and some not, but you learn from all of them!)

The deadline is September 7. Let me know via comments or by email (kellyrusk(at) if you’d like to be sponsored and give me an overview of the project you’d like to submit.  I will pick a winner on August 1. Sept. 4!

Finally I want to put the challenge out to other communicators to consider sponsoring a student entry. They are our future employees and colleagues, let’s help them achieve early and often.

2 thoughts to “Communications students: Are you being recognized for your great work?

  • Julie Harrison

    Hi Kelly! This is a fantastic idea and I am happy to accept your challenge to sponsor a student. So count me in! I too will also offer to review the submission and/or share my past submissions for the categories of strategy, investor relations, and speech writing in addition to covering the costs of the submission fee. Julie

  • Kelly Rusk

    Thank you Julie for accepting the challenge! This is fantastic! Now to find some students willing to seize the opportunity!


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