The Vivian Hamilton Professional Promise Award recognizes an outstanding young active chapter member who has been a member five years or less and has demonstrated his or her dedication to advancing himself or herself in the field of public relations and has worked toward becoming an active chapter member and eventually filling a leadership role on committees or elected positions.

Candidates may either be nominated by other chapter members or self nominate.

Nomination Procedure:

Any individual member of PRSA Alaska Chapter may nominate a candidate for an individual award.

Each nomination must include a summary of professional accomplishments and goals no longer than two typed pages. The summary shall include specific examples of success (problem, solution and outcome) in each of the criteria listed above.

A one-page resume is required.

Each nomination must be accompanied by two letters form active members of the Chapter that second the nomination. (Please note: no more than two letters of recommendation will be considered.) The letters need to specifically address the award criteria. At least one letter must be from a member of the Society. Each letter must be on letterhead and the body can be no longer than 500 words.

No other information shall be considered. Any information sent that exceed word counts, or is outside the above requirements will not be considered.


Judging Procedure:

The Individual Awards Committee will include at least three judges drawn from past presidents of the Chapter, at least two of whom must be APR. Recipients will be recognized during CommEx. Individual awards are given at the sole discretion of the judges.

Past recipients:

Nikkie Viotto

Hannah Blankenship

Cassidy Davis

Heather Cavanaugh
Heidi Embley