Past Awards

Northwestern Mutual Best Master’s Thesis Award
Funded by a donation from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, this program is designed to recognize graduate study and scholarship in public relations. The winner receives a $2,000 cash grant. The winner’s faculty advisor receives a $1,000 cash grant.

BledCom Special Prize
The IPR Global Commission supports and promotes research that expands management tools by which organizations can more effectively execute their global public relations programs. Any paper accepted by the BledCom Symposium is eligible for the special prize.

Institute Special Award at EUPRERA Annual Congress
This 500 Euro prize for the best new research in a selected area of international public relations is awarded at the EUPRERA (European Association for Public Relations Research & Education) Annual Congress.