12 February 2020 : Since 2017, young public relations and communication’s enthusiasts
have heeded the PRISM Young Voices (PYV) call, for an opportunity to be mentored, inspired
and upskilled by some of the industry’s experts as part of the annual Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) PRISM Awards.
If you are a self-starting, meticulous, out of the box thinking, ambitious young person in the
public relations and communication industry, the PYV programme is for you!
The initiative, offers young people in the industry, the opportunity to work alongside key
industry leaders as they judge the PRISM Awards each year.
“This is a career opportunity of a lifetime. The teachings that the young judges receive are
second to none and will set them well on their way to becoming even greater practitioners”
says PYV Founder, and Convenor of the PRISM Awards, Palesa Madumo.
Applicants can be professionals with at least two years’ experience in the public relations and
communication environment or be actively involved in the industry. One of the ten young
voices spots is awarded to a final-year student entrant studying public relations or
“The inclusion of young people in the decision making in our industry is something that I have
always been passionate about. And the PYV programme allows young people to bring a fresh
perspective to the table. I encourage as many young PR and communication enthusiasts as
possible to take a shot and enter.” Concludes Madumo.
Entries can be submitted via the PRISM Awards website: www.prismawards.co.za
Entrants for PRISM Young Voices must:
• Be between the ages of 21 and 30.
• Have at least two (2) years’ experience in the public relations and communication
environment OR be actively involved in the industry in one way or another
• OR be a final-year student studying public relations or communication.
• Reside in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal or the Western Cape.
• Write 500 words motivation on why you should be selected OR upload a minute-long
video on the portal
• Tweet about your entry tagging @PRISMYoungVoices. Use the hashtags
#PRISMYoungVoices and #PRISMAwards21.
Entries close on 05 March 2021 at 17:00.