Sometimes you read “award winning” as a description and it doesnt have a lot of cred – too easy to duct tape it onto anyone really. Remember that little trophy you won for attendance in Grade 6? Yeah, award winning. Right.
On the other hand there are agencies spending a ridiculous amount of time entering every award and recognition program from here to the Himalayans. I like the balance of submitting projects that you know hit it out of the park, you are giddy with pride and would like to push your dear little thing onto the stage for a round of applause.
I have won a few prizes for work I have been very proud of – and with people who were amazing and wonderful friends. That kind of project doesn’t happen all the time – like a road trip with your best friends – these are adventures to be cherished and memories to be shared.
Here are mine:
2013 Nominee RBC Women Entrepreneur of the Year
2012 Inducted into Canadian Public Relations Society College of Fellows
2007 Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Outstanding Achievement Award
2007 Canadian Public Relations Society Don Rennie Memorial Award Excellence in Government Communications (National) for: Connections Launch Campaign – A Guide for Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (NS) Internal Awards
1. Leadership BioNova Life Sciences Scrum 2006
2. Focus Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF) Round IV Announcements 2007
2005 Canadian Public Relations Society NS – Amethyst Award Marketing Communications for: Victoria Symphony PR campaign – Introducing Maestra Tania Miller
2003 Canadian Public Relations Society – National Awards of Excellence. Internal Communications for: Mayfair Retailer Event – Good Vibrations 2002
1999 Canadian Public Relations Society – Vancouver Island. PR Professional of the Year for: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Public Awareness Campaign. Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children.