Nominations Open for the Ninth Annual Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award!

Nominations are now closed. Thank you and good luck to all who applied! We’ll be announcing the awardees soon; please watch our homepage.

Awards are always a pleasant surprise. They are the candy-floss parts of our job – a lovely added extra to attract people’s attention.”- Sophie Thompson

Calling all candy-floss lovers! The Canadian Public Relations Society, Manitoba Chapter (CPRS) is pleased to open nominations for its ninth-annual Manitoba Communicator of the Year (MCOY) award. The MCOY award celebrates individuals and organizations whose work in public relations or communications has had a significant impact.

New this year is the creation of two distinct categories:

  • Small Campaign Category (budget less than $20,000)
  • Large Campaign Category (budget greater than $20,000).

These new categories will recognize communicators in Manitoba who work with varying budgets and resources, and will ensure that nominees are evaluated on an equal playing field against their peers.

To nominate yourself or your peers for the MCOY award for the Large Campaign Category (budget greater than $20,000), please click here.

To nominate yourself or your peers for the MCOY award for the Small Campaign Category (budget less than $20,000), please click here.

Nominations will be reviewed and selected by the CPRS Manitoba Board of Directors; all nominees and recipients will be contacted in March. Recipients will be celebrated at a gala event in May (further details on the MCOY bash to follow).

Eligibility

It is not the nominee’s body of work as a whole that qualifies, but rather a specific initiative where communications played a vital and measurable role in a desired outcome.

Nominees will have demonstrated creativity, solid communication strategies, and outstanding skills in communicating with the public at large or with specific stakeholder groups. Nominees do not have to be professional communicators to be eligible for the award. And yes, you may nominate yourself!

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. CST.

Happy nominating!

– Kailey Barron, CPRS Manitoba Programming Co-Chair