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Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award
 Canadian Public Relations Society Manitoba 

Nomination deadline:  Thursday, February 28, 2013

The 6th annual Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award will celebrate excellence in public communications and honour an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to their community. The award will be presented at a luncheon in April, 2013 at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg.

Eligibility: The award is open to Manitoba leaders in business, political, non-profit and community organizations whose efforts in the past one or two years have resulted in greater understanding of a specific issue, successful promotion of a cause, or acceptance of an organization’s mandate. Nominees will have demonstrated outstanding skills in communicating with the public at large or with specific stakeholder groups. They need not be professional communicators to be eligible.

Download the MCOY Nomination form (CPRS)

Email your nomination form and any supporting documents to president@cprs.mb.ca

by Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:00pm CST

CPRS Manitoba established the Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award to honour individuals or organizations that have demonstrated excellence in public communications in business, politics, entertainment, non-profits, or the community at large. The Communicator of the Year was selected by a panel of senior CPRS Manitoba members and public relations professionals. Previous award recipients are Scott Brown of True North Sports & Entertainment (2012), Kevin Walters and Manitoba Homecoming 2010 (2011), Clare MacKay of The Forks North Portage Partnership (2010), Heather Plett of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (2009) and inaugural winners Gail Asper and Kim Jasper for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (2008).

Both the award recipient and all the highly qualified nominees demonstrated creativity and solid communications strategies. CPRS Manitoba is proud to be able to recognize the best in the profession.

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CPRS Manitoba

As the leading professional association for communicators in the province, CPRS Manitoba includes members from corporations, public relations agencies, government departments and non-profits. Members represent a wide variety of fields, ranging from agriculture and health care, to financial services and manufacturing. On Twitter: @cprsmb, Online: cprs.mb.ca

 

 

Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award

Every year, CPRS Manitoba recognizes and celebrates excellence in public communications with the Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award (MCOY).

The MCOY Award is CPRS Manitoba’s most prestigious public relations and communications award and honours practitioners, teams and organizations that lead the way in innovation, resourcefulness and creativity. It celebrates Manitoba businesses, government, non-profits and community organizations whose efforts within the previous year or two have resulted in greater understanding of a specific issue, successful promotion of a cause, expert management of a crisis, or public’s acceptance of an organization’s mandate.

Join us for the MCOY awards on TBD at The Qualico Centre in Assiniboine Park! The event will be held over breakfast from 7-9am in the Tamarack Room.

 About the Awards

Celebrating excellence in communications, the Manitoba Communicator of the Year (MCOY) awards honour individuals and organizations whose work in public relations or communications has had a significant impact in the community.

There are three MCOY Award categories:

  • Small Campaign Award (Budgets less than $20,000)
  • Large Campaign Award (Budgets greater than $20,000)
  • Crowning Achievement Award

All award categories are open to Manitoba practitioners in business, government, non-profit and community organizations. Entrants do not have to be professional communicators or CPRS members to be eligible for a MCOY award. Individuals may enter themselves or be nominated by others.

SMALL CAMPAIGN AWARD: Open to Manitoba practitioners whose efforts in the past two years (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020) have resulted in a greater understanding of a specific issue, successful promotion of a cause, expert management of a crisis, or the public’s acceptance of an organization’s mandate for a total budget of $20,000 or less.

LARGE CAMPAIGN AWARD: Open to Manitoba practitioners whose efforts in the past two years (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020) have resulted in a greater understanding of a specific issue, successful promotion of a cause, expert management of a crisis, or the public’s acceptance of an organization’s mandate for a total budget greater than $20,000.

Nominees in both of the above categories must have demonstrated creativity, solid communication strategies, and outstanding skills in communicating with the public at large or with specific stakeholder groups. Please note that 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.

CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Open to Manitoba practitioners who have made substantial contributions to or outstanding achievements in the field of public relations or communications over the course of their career.

Nominations for 2021 MCOY Awards open on January 4, 2021. The last date for submitting 2021 MCOY Awards nominations is August 10, 2021. Click here for nomination page.

Past MCOY Award Recipients

CPRS Manitoba introduced the MCOY award in 2008 to honour individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the PR and communications community.

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  • Adam Dooley, Dooley PR & Marketing, Crowning Achievement (2020)
  • Brandon Boone, Small Campaign Award (2020)
  • Correy Myco, ChangeMakers, Crowning Achievement (2019)
  • Adam Dooley, Dooley Communications, and Mark Bernhardt, Dynacare, Large Campaign (2019)
  • Matt Schaubroeck, Economic Development Winnipeg, Small Campaign (2019)
  • Kathy Knight, ICTAM, Small Campaign (2018)
  • Hannah Pratt, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Large Campaign (2018)
  • Susan Olynik, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries (retired), Crowning Achievement, (2017)
  • Chris Albi, Jennifer Doerksen, Sarah Henry & Colleen McVarish, Winnipeg Harvest, Small Campaign (2017)
  • Laura Curtis, Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Large Campaign (2017)
  • Maureen Fitzhenry & Angela Cassie, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Small Campaign (2016)
  • Bill Acheson & Christian Robin, Red River College, Large Campaign (2016)
  • Jane Puchniak, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) (2015)
  • Jason Syvixay, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ (2014)
  • Bill Peters, St-Boniface Hospital Research Centre (2013)
  • Scott Brown, True North Sports and Entertainment (2012)
  • Kevin Walters, Manitoba Homecoming (2011)
  • Clare MacKay, The Forks North Portage Partnership (2010)
  • Heather Plett, Canadian Foodgrains Bank (2009)
  • Gail Asper and Kim Jasper, Canadian Museum for Human Rights (2008)