Each year, the Young Professionals (YP) section of PRSA-LA honors two outstanding Young Professionals from the greater Los Angeles area at the PRism Awards.
Tom was one of the many thousands of brilliant young individuals felled at an early age by the AIDS epidemic. Before his death in 1991 at the age of 29, he asked that the cause of his death not be withheld in the hope that even after his passing he could contribute to our understanding of the impact of this disease on society.
Tom is fondly remembered by members of the public relations community. In 2006, Hill & Knowlton, Forward Communications, GolinHarris, Blaze and Ketchum became the founding sponsors for the award.
Invitation to Apply
All young professionals employed full-time in the public relations profession in the greater Los Angeles area are eligible to apply for the Trevett Award. A "young professional" is defined as having no more than three years of full-time experience. Applicants must be members of the Los Angeles chapter of PRSA.
Applicants must complete the attached form and send it to Lauren Lewow by the deadline.
Judges will review the entries and identify a small number of finalists. These three judges shall be public relations professionals and must represent one university, one corporation/non-profit organization and one agency. All shall be members of PRSA-LA and at least two must be accredited. The Young Professionals Section of PRSA-LA will select judges.
Finalists will be invited by the judges no later than October 21, 2013 to participate in an oral interview to determine the Award recipients.
Judges' decisions are final and no procedure has been set for any kind of appeal,
In addition to the Trevett Award, the first-place honoree and the second-place honoree shall each receive a monetary award. This sum varies depending on contributions from individuals or organizations who choose to contribute to the Award fund. Contributors will be named as sponsors of the Award for gifts of no less than $500. Award presentations will be made by the chairperson of the Young Professionals Section at the PRSA-LA PRisms Awards ceremony.While there are no set limitations on how the prize money shall be used, each recipient is strongly encouraged to use at least some of the money for professional development.
The Trevett Award is unusual in that it carries certain responsibilities for the recipient. These duties are not monitored by any person or body, but in accepting the Award, the recipient is honor-bound to comply with these guidelines:
Please contact Lauren Lewow with any questions about the award, application process, or sponsorship opportunities.