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Student Classics Awards Winners

22nd Annual Student Classics Awards (2023)

News/Feature Writing: IGNITE event promotes women in government (Augustana University PRSSA - Amilia Frank)

PR Campaigns: Absolutely Not Brand Awareness Campaign (Minnesota State University Moorhead - Kyle Schmidt)

Personal Branding/Portfolio: Pitching a three-fold passion: A brand storyteller’s portfolio (Bethel University - Hannah Hunhoff)

Digital Projects: Amplifying from the digital stage: Telling the story of university newspaper on Instagram (Bethel University - Hannah Hunhoff, Callie Knapp, Madi Kremer and Brady Pitts)

21st Annual Student Classics Awards (2022)

News/Feature Writing: Changing Course: Capturing the voice of a student soccer player's story in both written and video news formats (Bethel University - Vanna Contreras and Ella Roberts)

PR Campaign: IF YOU READ IT, THEY WILL COME: Raising awareness of a college newspaper to raise advertising support (Bethel University - Lily Yegge, Dan Johnson, Mariah Luksan and Gina Miller)

20th Annual Student Classics Awards (2021)

PR Campaigns: Boys and Girls Club Winter Carnival From Rachel Copper at Augustana University

Personal Branding/Portfolio: Morgan Prokosch’s Portfolio From Morgan Prokosch at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

19th Annual Student Classics Awards (2020)

News/Feature Writing: GEER Grant Offers Support and Opportunities for Students: McKenna Fury at Mankato State University

PR Campaigns: Branching Out With Our Growth Project: Anna Rose at Augustana University

Personal Branding/Portfolio: Professional Portfolio: Amber Chrischilles at Minnesota State University

Digital Projects: SDWearsMasks: Arden Koenecke at Augustana University

18th Annual Student Classics Awards (2019)

News/Feature Writing: Media Day Press Kit, McKenna Fury at Minnesota State University, Mankato

PR Campaigns: Augustana Sustainability, Augustana University

Personal Branding/Portfolio: Celeste Russell 

Digital Projects: Sioux Falls Disability Awareness Commission Plan, Augustana University  

17th Annual Student Classics Awards (2018)

News/Feature Writing: Transcontinental Graduate Seminar Investigates the Archival Process Schyuler McKinley, University of Minnesota    

PR Campaigns: #SEEUS Movement PR Campaign, Augustana University      

Personal Branding/Portfolio: Megan Lindely, Augustana University

Digital Projects: #VeteranOfTheDay George H.W. Bush, Leah Comins, University of Minnesota          

16th Annual Student Classics Awards (2017)

News/Feature Writing: "A New Appreciation for the American Soldier" - Opinion Column, Leah Blom, Augustana University

Campaigns: Pole Vault Clinic PR Campaign, Maria Missurelli, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Personal Branding/Portfolio: Eastern Europe: Cultural Trauma, Communication, and the Camera, Grace Fjellanger, Augustana University

Digital and Social Media: Augustana PRSSA “No Meth Ever” Social Media Campaign, Augustana University PRSSA chapter

15th Annual Student Classics Awards (2016)

Influencer Outreach: Julie Vu's Blog, Julie Vu, Augustana University

Creative PR Campaign: Red Balloon Campaign Project: Where Will Your Balloon Take You?, William Curtis, University of Minnesota

14th Annual Student Classics Awards (2015)

Digital and Social Media: "It's on Us" Campaign, Richard Palermo, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Community Relations: SAM Ridership Program, Karen Peterson & Miranda Goldammer, Augustana University

Planning: KVSC 88.1FM - Your Sound Alternative, Alexandra Grillo, St. Cloud State University

13th Annual Student Classics Awards (2014)

Digital and Social Media: Al’s Breakfast News Segment, Stephanie Mann, University of Minnesota

Planning: Lindgren Child Care Center PR Campaign, Ashley Elizabeth Perron, St. Cloud State University

12th Annual Student Classics Awards (2013)

Special Purpose Publications: Surviving a Financial Crisis: How the Insurance Industry Didn't Get Booted Off the Island, Laura Jollie, University of Minnesota

Planning: University of Minnesota SJMC Digital Media Campaign Plan, Mollie Bush, Ryan Pandl & Caitlin Whealon, University of Minnesota

11th Annual Student Classics Awards (2012)

News / Feature Writing: Study: Nearly 85 Percent of Campfire Burns in Children are From Day-Old Fires (Article), Laura Jollie, University of Minnesota

New Media / Technology: The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter, Social Media Campaign, Lisi Arnstrom, University of Minnesota

Planning: EDDA Strategic Communications Plan, Hannah Kuelbs, Augustana College

10th Annual Student Classics Awards (2011)

Special Purpose Publications: MnTAP Source Newsletter, Katie White, University of Minnesota

News / Feature Writing: UMN Researchers Identify Drugs That May Fight HIV, Sarah Hamman, University of Minnesota

New Media / Technology: Sioux Falls Tennis Association Social Media Jumpstart Campaign, Augustana PRSSA, Augustana College 

Planning: Poland Study Abroad Program

PR Campaign: Amber Imdieke, St. Cloud State University

Thank you to our Minnesota PRSA Classics Sponsors