Prism Young Voices (PYV) offers the opportunity to be mentored, inspired and upskilled by some of the industry’s experts as part of the annual Prism Awards. The initiative offers young people in the industry the opportunity to work alongside key industry leaders as they judge the Prism Awards each year.
The PYV programme is ideal for self-starting, meticulous and ambitious young people in the public relations and communication industry. The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) announced that entries for the 2021 Prism Young Voices (PYV) are now open.
PYV founder and convenor of the Prism Awards, Palesa Madumo said, ’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.’
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 10 young voices spots is awarded to a final-year student entrant studying public relations or communication.
‘The inclusion of young people in the decision making process 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,’ concluded Madumo.
Entrants for Prism Young Voices must:
- Be between the ages of 21 and 30.
- Have at least two 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 a 500 word motivation on why they should be selected or upload a minute-long video on the portal.
- Tweet about their entry tagging @PRISMYoungVoices. Use the hashtags #PRISMYoungVoices and #PRISMAwards21.
Entries close on 5 March 2021 at 5pm.