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SUBMIT A NOMINATION FOR THE JOHN W. HILL OR PHILIP DORF AWARDS

Nomination Deadline:  Friday, April 14, 2017


A touching aspect of the annual PRSA-NY Big Apple gala program is the recognition of achievement by
individual public relations practitioners. Two of the awards that are presented that evening – the Philip Dorf Award for mentorship and the John W. Hill Award for professional achievement – are open for nomination by members of PRSA-NY; a third award is named by the Chapter’s president.

NOW THROUGH APRIL 14th, members of PRSA-NY are invited to nominate deserving individuals for the Dorf and Hill Awards.   Award recipients will be selected in early May and notified shortly thereafter; award will be presented during the Big Apple Awards ceremony on June 12th at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Descriptions of the awards, along with criteria and a list of past award recipients, can be found below.  Questions on the criteria or selection process for individual awards may be directed to PRSA-NY at info@prsany.org or 212.228.7228.



John W. Hill Award

PRSA-NY’s top honor, The John W. Hill Award, recognizes professional achievement in the practice of public relations.  Named for the founder of one of the world’s preeminent PR firms, the award has been presented annually since 1977. Recipients are industry leaders who exemplify Mr. Hill’s beliefs that experience, quality, integrity and judgement are the cornerstones upon which the profession has been built.

To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:          

  • Leadership in the development of the practice of public relations.
  • Demonstration of the highest standards of integrity.
  • Fostering and promoting understanding among people.
  • Service to the public beyond the scope of the nominee's regular duties.
  • Promoting communications and understanding through education and the exchange of ideas.

Nominees may not be the current PRSA-NY president or a recipient within the past 10 years of the PRSA Gold Anvil or similar award. A recommendation for the 2017 honoree will be made by a selection committee to the PRSA-NY Board of Directors.


PREVIOUS JOHN W. HILL AWARD RECIPIENTS

2016     Grace Leong
2015     Barri Friedman Rafferty

2014     Bill Doescher
2013     Paul J. Gennaro
2012     Margi Booth
2011     E. Ronald Culp
2010     James E. Lukaszewski
2009     Valerie Di Maria
2008     James E. Murphy
2007     Kenneth D. Makovsky
2006     David Finn
2005     Howard J. Rubenstein
2004     Richard Edelman
2003     Thomas Hoog
2002     Art Stevens
2001     Joan Capelin
2000     Philip G. Ryan
1999     Helen I. Ostrowski
1998     Jeannette Paladino
1997     David Drobis
1996     P. Michael McDermott
1995     David M. Bicofsky
1994     Denny Griswold
1993     Harold Burson
1992     Jerry Danzig
1991     John Sattler
1990     Phyllis H. Berlowe
1989     Joel Strasser
1988     Charlotte Klein
1987     Bert Hochman
1986     Barbara W. Hunter
1985     Sid Gross
1984     Richard Weiner
1983     Lloyd N. Newman
1982     John H. Paluszek
1981     Sondra K. Gorney
1980     Chester Burger
1979     Lee Bieringer   
1978     Elaine Pitts
1977     George Hammond

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Philip Dorf Award

The Philip Dorf Award honors individuals who lead, guide and selflessly counsel and stimulate the careers of PR professionals. Presented annually since its creation in 1995, the award is sponsored by the Dorf family in memory of Philip Dorf who was an inspiration and mentor to many young public relations practitioners.

To be considered for this award, the candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Leadership in guiding and inspiring the careers of entry level and other young PR professionals.
  • Demonstration of the highest standards of the profession in a selfless role as a mentor.
  • Service to young professionals beyond the scope of the nominee's professional duties.

Nominees may not be the current PRSA-NY president or a recipient within the past 10 years of the PRSA Gold Anvil or similar award. A recommendation for the 2017 honoree will be made by a selection committee to the PRSA-NY Board of Directors.


PREVIOUS PHILIP DORF AWARD RECIPIENTS

2016     Joe Cohen
2015     Michael P. Rinaldo          

2014     Harry R. Zlokower
2013     David M. Grant
2012     Maria P. Russell
2011     Leslie E. Gottlieb
2010     Deborah Radman
2009     William F. Doescher
2008     Roberta Elins
2007     Emmanuel Tchividjian
2006     John L. Paluszek
2005     Bob Stone
2004     Alex Stanton
2003     Helio Fred Garcia
2002     Don Bates
2001     Michael Greece
2000     Edward J. Menninger
1999     Lynn Appelbaum
1998     Robert M. Weintraub
1997     Art Stevens
1996     Anthony J. Russo
1995     Terrie Williams

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PRSA-NY President's Award

The PRSA-NY President's Award honors a current or former member of the chapter who exemplifies the highest standards of ethical conduct and outstanding service within the public relations profession and to PRSA and its New York chapter. The award has been presented annually since its creation in 2003.

To be considered, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Current (or recent past) membership in PRSA-NY.
  • Adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Service to PRSA generally and the New York Chapter in particular

Nominations for the President’s Award may be submitted by current PRSA members to the NY Chapter president; the 2017 honoree will be selected solely by the current chapter president.


PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS
2016     Art Stevens
2015     Lynn Appelbaum, APR, Fellow PRSA
2014     Deborah Radman
2013     Emmanuel Tchividjian
2012     Barri Rafferty
2011     Karen J. Arthur
2010     Grace T. Leong
2009     Sandra Fathi
2008     Michael P. Rinaldo
2007     Jeanne M. Salvatore
2006     Linda Krebs
2005     Liz Beck
2004     Christopher Guidette
2003     Don Bates

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