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Apply for the 2012 Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award

December 9, 2011


CHICAGO, December 7, 2011– Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, announced today it is accepting applications for the 2012 Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award.

The honor, named for the chairman and founder of Edelman, has been presented annually since 1990 to two active members of the Public Relations Student Society of America who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and a commitment to a career in the field. Submissions are due by February 3rd.

The winner receives a $1,500 cash award and a paid internship at one of Edelman’s U.S. offices. The runner-up receives a $500 cash award and the opportunity to interview with Edelman for a paid internship position.

The Daniel J. Edelman/PRSSA Award was created to offer the brightest and most talented students an opportunity to develop through high-quality work assignments and a multifaceted work environment.

Previous award winners include students from Michigan State University, Hawaii Pacific University, Valparaiso University, Boston University, Loyola University in New Orleans and the University of Texas.

Students competing for the award must be a PRSSA member. They will be judged on their public relations-related achievements, activities and recommendations from faculty members and/or industry professionals. Students also will be evaluated on creativity, attention to detail and writing skills. Additional evaluation criteria will include an applicant’s level of global citizenship and digital acumen.

More information is available here. View the award application here.

About Edelman
Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with wholly owned offices in 54 cities and 4,000 employees worldwide. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade and one of its “2010 A-List Agencies” and “2010 Best Places to Work;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;” European Excellence Awards’ “2010 Agency of the Year;” Holmes Report’s “Agency of the Decade” and “2009 Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year;” and among Glassdoor’s top five “2011 Best Places to Work.” Edelman owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), Ruth (integrated marketing), DJE Science (medical education/publishing and science communications), and MATTER (sports, sponsorship, and entertainment). Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.

Erin Listi, Edelman
(312) 233-1216