Student Awards

PRINZ is proud to support our future leaders by sponsoring student prizes at a range of universities and institutes each year. The prize is a year's membership of PRINZ.

Auckland University of Technology

President's Award for Top Academic Student in the BCS PR Major, presented in April.

  • 2013 - Hazel Buckingham, Top Academic Student in the PR Major
  • 2013 - Liz Andrews, Top Year 2 Public Relations student
  • 2012 - Imogen Shepherd, Top Public Relations graduate
  • 2011 - Kirsten McConchie, Top Public Relations graduate
  • 2010 - Angela Iotua, Top Public Relations graduate
  • 2009 - Kate Webby, Top Public Relations graduate>
  • 2008 - Grace Honney, Top Public Relations graduate
  • 2007 - Teresa Twyford

  • Massey University

    The PRINZ Award for Public Relations Management - Top student in Managing Public Relations 219.305, presented in May.

  • 2013 - Danielle Balsaras, Top Student in Managing Public Relations
  • 2012 - Abbie Harker, Top Student in Public Relations Management
  • 2011 - Christine Morrison, Top Student in Public Relations Management
  • Unitec Institute of Technology

    The PRINZ Award for Excellence in Public Relations (Undergraduate) for top student in Public Relations, and the PRINZ Award for the top student in Strategic Communication & Information Management (Postgraduate), presented in November.

    The PRINZ Award for Postgraduate Communication Management for top student in Strategic Communication & Information Management, presented in November.

  • 2014 - Luciana Hoffmann-Nunes, Top student in Strategic Communication & Information Management
  • 2014 - Henrike Forschler, Top student in Public Relations (Undergraduate)
  • 2013 - Alexander Danne, Top Student in Strategic Communication and Information Management (Postgraduate)
  • 2013 - Nicole Spring, Top Student in Public Relations (Undergraduate)
  • 2012 - Sandra Noronha, Top Student in Strategic Communication and Information Management (Postgraduate)
  • 2012 - Vivienne Frost, Top Student in Public Relations (Undergraduate)
  • University of Waikato

    PRINZ sponsors the Chesterman Group PR Campaign Award, presented in October each year. The winning team all recieve PRINZ memberships. Teams spend the semester developing a campaign for a client to be presented to a panel of industry judges.

  • 2013 - Future Communications - 'Not So Super-Annuation' - Poverty Action Waikato
  • 2012 - 4C PR - 'What is 4C' - Organ Donation New Zealand
  • 2011 - PROspect Consultants - Opportunity Hamilton
  • Wintec

    Sponsor of the Media Arts Applied Public Relations Campaign Presentations, presented in June.

    • 2014 - Shraddha Venkatramani, Jyothis John, and Merissa McLocklan - 'Out of the Box PR' Client: Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park Project
    • 2013 - Alice Buchanan, Rachel Fitness, Arana Taha, Era Peihopa - 'A Brush with Kindness' Client: Habitat for Humanity
    • 2012 - Samantha Corban, Shayna de la Rue, Ete Bird, and Niki Creasy- The Big Camp Out - ShelterBox

    The PRINZ award for Top students, presented in March.
    • 2014 - Rachel Fitness, Top Year 3 PR student
    • 2014 - Manpreet Farrar, Top Year 2 PR student

    University of Otago

    The PRINZ Award for Excellence in Public Relations (Undergraduate) for top student in Strategic Communication MFCO321, presented in June.

  • 2014 - Elizabeth Clark, Top Student in Strategic Communication

  • Manukau Institute of Technology

    The PRINZ Prize was awarded based on outstanding academic achievement.

  • 2008 - Natasha Ckinner and Katrina Tolomaki
  • 2007 - Michael Breen