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.

  • 2015 - Megan Stericker, Top Academic student in the PR Major
  • 2015 - Maddie Hughes, joint Top Year 2 Public Relations student
  • 2015 - Ethan Sills, joint Top Year 2 Public Relations student
  • 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 in Public Relations Management
  • 2012 - Abbie Harker, Top in Public Relations Management
  • 2011 - Christine Morrison, Top 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.

  • 2015 - Shriram Krishnan, Top in Strategic Communication & Information Management (Postgraduate)
  • 2015 - John Sutton, Top in Public Relations (Undergraduate)
  • 2014 - Luciana Hoffmann-Nunes, Top in Strategic Communication & Information Management(Postgraduate)
  • 2014 - Henrike Forschler, Top in Public Relations (Undergraduate)
  • 2013 - Alexander Danne, Top in Strategic Communication and Information Management (Postgraduate)
  • 2013 - Nicole Spring, Top in Public Relations (Undergraduate)
  • 2012 - Sandra Noronha, Top in Strategic Communication and Information Management (Postgraduate)
  • 2012 - Vivienne Frost, Top 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 designing and then implementing a campaign for a client, the results of which are presented to a panel of industry judges.

  • 2015 - Walk About NZ - Sport Waikato
  • 2014 - Loud & Counted - New Zealand Electoral Commission
  • 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.

  • 2016 - Katy Ritchie, Naomi Mai, Maurice Flynn, Olivia Mead - Client: Waikato Civil Defence.

  • 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.

    • 2015 - Olivia Mead, Top Year 3 PR Student
    • 2015 - Anna Strong, Top Year 2 PR Student
    • 2014 - Karen Mcleod, Top Year 3 PR student
    • 2014 - Hayley King, Top Year 2 PR student
    • 2013 - Rachel Fitness, Top Year 3 PR student
    • 2013 - 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.

  • 2015 - Annabelle Cray, Top Student in Strategic Communication
  • 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