Brief released for Douglas Smith student award 2017

The Douglas Smith Student Award is an annual award now in its fourth year. Its aim is to encourage young PR talent and, in order to qualify, entrants have the task of developing an international campaign brief. The award was created in memory of Douglas Smith, founder and patron of CIPR International and a great supporter of young and emerging talent.

Students given £1,000 challenge

The challenge has been announced for the third annual Douglas Smith Student Award which comes with a £1,000 prize. Last year’s winning team was Arianne Williams, Lauren Old and Hannah Lennox from the University of Sunderland.

Sunderland students scoop Douglas Smith Award

Sunderland University students Lauren Old, Hannah Lennox and Arianne Williams have won the 2015 Douglas Smith Student Award, a national competition to find the most talented PR students organised by CIPR International.

Winner reflects on essay prize

As the challenge is announced for the 2015 Douglas Smith student award, last year’s winner Jeremy Dickey reflects on how he approached this assignment. What does it take for a student to win £1000 and achieve industry recognition?

Prize announced for young public affairs professional

The PRCA has announced details of the second annual Douglas Smith Prize for young public affairs professional of the year. The award is accompanied by a £500 prize, in memory of PRCA founding fellow Douglas Smith. Applicants should submit an article on: Together in the national interest: what coalition meant for our industry?