Communicator of the Year Nomination

Landmarks of Excellence AWARDS

COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR

2017 Nomination Form

The Communicator of the Year Award recognizes a Louisville Metro area practitioner who has consistently demonstrated communications expertise and had a substantially positive influence on the community and/or significantly raised awareness of a specific issue.

THE HONOREE MUST:

  • Work in a field other than communications or public relations
  • Work in the Louisville Metro area
  • Demonstrated agility and skill in communicating successfully, strengthening the public’s understanding, and building positive relationships
  • Have had a positive influence on the community and/or significantly raised awareness of a specific issue
  • Demonstrate a strong code of ethics and sound communications philosophy

The winner will receive the Iris award at this year’s Landmarks of Excellence annual awards event, to be held on the evening of October 12, 2017, at The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

 

Name of Nominee: ______________________________________________________________

 

Company/Organization: _________________________________________________________

 

Title: _________________________________________________________________________

 

Business Address: ______________________________________________________________

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Telephone: _____________________________ Email: _________________________________

 

Name of Nominator: ____________________________________________________________

 

Company/Organization: _________________________________________________________

 

Title: _________________________________________________________________________

 

Business Address: ______________________________________________________________

 

Telephone: ___________________________ Email: ___________________________________

 

  1. Describe the outstanding communications skills that the nominee has demonstrated over an extended period of time to benefit the community or to raise awareness of an issue.

 

  1. Explain what impact these skills have had on the community or on the issue.

Your completed form and answers to these questions may be accompanied by up to 10 pages of supporting material about your nominee’s background or activities. You may include links to video, audio, or web files.

ALL NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00 p.m. ON AUGUST 12, 2017

Please submit nominations to:

Landmarks of Excellence Awards Judges Panel

Email:  LandmarksLou@gmail.com

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Landmarks of Excellence AWARDS

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

2017 Nomination Form

The Landmarks of Excellence Awards Hall of Fame Induction honors local professionals who have made a lasting difference in the fields of public relations and communications. The professional stature, performance portfolio, and ethical standards of every inductee are far above the norm. Each recipient has achieved real results in her or his professional life and has repeatedly demonstrated exceptional skill, creativity, insight, and commitment. This award is co-sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators of Louisville and the Public Relations Society of America, Bluegrass Chapter.

THE HONOREE MUST HAVE:

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in communications or public relations
  • A demonstrated commitment to the community or particular public issue
  • A strong record of mentoring younger communications and public relations professionals

 

The Hall of Fame inductee will receive the Iris Award at the annual Landmarks of Excellence Awards event on the evening of October 12, 2017, at The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

 

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

Name of Nominee: _____________________________________________________________

Company/Organization: _________________________________________________________

Title: _________________________________________________________________________

Business Address: ______________________________________________________________

Telephone: _________________________  Email: ____________________________________

 

Name of Nominator: ____________________________________________________________

Company/Organization: _________________________________________________________

Title: _________________________________________________________________________

Business Address: ______________________________________________________________

Telephone: _____________________________ Email: _____________________________

 

In your nomination materials, please explain why you believe the nominee should be inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame. Include a brief description or the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to the communications/public relations profession.

Your completed form and nomination statement may be accompanied by up to 10 pages of supporting material about your nominee’s background or activities. You may include links to video, audio or web files.

ALL NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY 5:00 p.m. ON AUGUST 12, 2017

Please submit nominations to:

Landmarks of Excellence Awards Judging Panel

Email:  LandmarksLou@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

WKU Junior Named Guthrie/Mayes PR Student of the Year

Drew Mitchell, a junior at WKU, has been named the Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations Student of the Year Award.
 
Mitchell was selected from a pool of applicants submitted to the Louisville public relations firm by department heads at colleges and universities throughout Kentucky. Mitchell and six other semifinalists were asked to submit additional written background and to produce a 1-minute video to explain the strengths they bring to the public relations profession. Four finalists were selected for interviews by Guthrie/Mayes staff along with a series of writing exercises. 

As the winning student, Mitchell will receive a paid ($3,000) eight-week summer internship at Guthrie/Mayes, where he will gain experience with media outreach, participation in client meetings and planning sessions, on-site support for client events and other PR work. Past Guthrie/Mayes interns have gone on to successful careers in PR-related fields and some have returned to Guthrie/Mayes for permanent employment.
 
Dan Hartlage, a Guthrie/Mayes principal, said he was very impressed with the quality of PR Student of the Year nominations.  “We received some outstanding nominations,” he said.  “That made the selection process very difficult.  Each candidate we met with has the potential to succeed in this business.”
 
Hartlage added: “During the selection process, Drew demonstrated some very good writing skills and he appears to be a very strategic thinker.  That is what this industry needs, and we are looking forward to him joining us for the summer.”
 
Founded in 1977, Guthrie/Mayes is one of Kentucky’s largest independent public relations firms. It is based in Louisville, with an office in Lexington.