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04 March 2021 – Good news, the PRISM Awards are extending the deadline for this year’s
entries to 19 March 2021.

The search for the best campaigns for the 2020 period is still on with an introduction of a
special entry-fee free award for COVID-19 campaigns.

The awards committee encourages all communication and public relations consultancies as
well as corporates across the continent to submit their entries for work that has incorporated
strategy, creativity, and professionalism in their public relations campaigns over the 2020

Also this year, the PRISMs have partnered up with AwardStage to ensure the entry process
is seamless and efficient. Click on the link for some tips and tricks on how to put together a
winning entry and entering online

Follow the PRISM Awards on Twitter for all the latest news @theprismawards




Friday, 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 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:
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.


Friday, 05 February 2021

The 2021 PRISM Awards have announced that the portal for entries is now open. Entries for the awards opened on Friday, 5 February until Friday, 5 March 2021.

As part of the awards’ improvement strategy, the 2021 entries and judging will be done online via the awards website.

The awards have also introduced a Covid-19 entry-fee free award that recognises work that was created during this period and are looking for campaigns that solved a specific COVID-19 problem for clients.

The PRISM Awards, a flagship programme of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA), are in its 24th year and are open to:

  • Individuals
  • Students
  • Consultancies
  • Companies
  • Government organisations, and
  • NGOs.

The awards are open to those who have managed to fuse strategy with creativity and professionalism to achieve the best communications and business objectives in their public relations campaigns for the 2020 period.

For more detailed information: Visit or news updates. You can also follow PRISA on FacebookTwitter or on Instagram.

Issued by Victor Sibeko – PRISA CEO on behalf of PRISA and the PRISM Organising Committee

  • PRISM Awards Close for Entry
  • Friday, 05 March 2021

    For more detailed information visit