CPRS-NS Pleased to Announce 2010 Gemstone Award Winners

HALIFAX, June 1 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (Nova Scotia) was delighted to host the 2010 Gemstones at The Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax on May 20. A total of 16 awards were presented, including five Gemstones, eight Merit Awards and three special awards of distinction. The winning entries were selected from 36 submissions from across Atlantic Canada.

For a complete listing of award recipients, please see below.

Emcee Tony Quinn added a fun twist to the evening, bringing to the stage both humour and an appreciation for the profession.

The success of the event is due, in great part, to the generous support of the following sponsors.

    
    Presenting Sponsor:    Egg Films
    Audio Visual:          AVW Telav
    Creative:              Cossette East
    Venue:                 Westin Nova Scotian
    Print:                 Precision Atlantic Media Group
    Photography:           Shari Tucker Photography
    Décor:                 Grand Beginnings
    Supporting Sponsors:   MT&L Public Relations
                           Nova Scotia Power
                           CNW Group
    Media Sponsors:        Atlantic Business Magazine
                           SNAP Halifax
                           SNAP Dartmouth
    

The Gemstones recognize outstanding talent in comprehensive public relations programs and creative communications projects. They focus on technique and tactics of program delivery, adherence to quality and presentation, and strategic applications that meet public relations objectives and goals.

Further information and photos are available at www.cprsns.com.

    
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    2010 AWARD WINNERS

    JASPER AWARDS: Celebrating excellence in communication projects

    Special Events

    Merit
    Entry: Canstruction(R) Nova Scotia
    Submitted by: Dianne Swinemar - FEED NOVA SCOTIA

    Merit
    Entry: Celebrating Communities Communications Blitz 2009
    Submitted by: Vicki Roberts, Heather Deighan - Communications Nova
    Scotia, NS Department of Economic & Rural Development and Warburton
    Communications

    Print

    Gemstone
    Entry: IWK Health Centre Foundation 2009 Report to Donors
    Submitted by: Sara Napier - IWK Health Centre Foundation

    Merit
    Entry: The Evolution of Parliamentary Democracy in Nova Scotia
    Submitted by: Tracey Taweel - Communications Nova Scotia

    Low Budget Masterpiece

    Merit
    Entry: IWK Health Centre Busts a Move
    Submitted by: Kathryn London-Penny - IWK Health Centre

    Website

    Gemstone
    Entry: FlyHalifax.com - HIAA's Consolidated Website
    Submitted by: Peter Spurway - Halifax International Airport Authority

    Merit
    Entry: isaidit.ca
    Submitted by: Karen McCarthy - M5 Marketing

    Website

    Gemstone
    Entry: FlyHalifax.com - HIAA's Consolidated Website
    Submitted by: Peter Spurway - Halifax International Airport Authority

    Merit
    Entry: isaidit.ca
    Submitted by: Karen McCarthy - M5 Marketing

    AMETHYST AWARDS: Celebrating excellence in public relations programming

    Internal Communication Program

    Merit
    Entry: Green Impressions: The Queen's Printers Association of Canada 2009
    Conference
    Submitted by: Tracey Taweel - Communications Nova Scotia

    External Communication Program

    Gemstone
    Entry: isaidit.ca
    Submitted by: Karen McCarthy - M5 Marketing

    Merit
    Entry: 2011 Canada Games Mascot Program
    Submitted by: Melissa MacKinnon & Clare Tidby - 2011 Canada Games Host
    Society

    Crisis Communications

    Gemstone
    Entry: CanJet Flight 918
    Submitted by: Janet MacMillan - MT&L Public Relations Ltd.

    Media Relations

    Gemstone
    Entry: CanJet Flight 918
    Submitted by: Janet MacMillan - MT&L Public Relations Ltd.

    Merit
    Entry: H1N1 Media Relations
    Submitted by: Sue McKeage - NS Health Promotion and Protection

    SPECIAL AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

    Accredited in Public Relations
    Alyson Queen, APR

    CPRS College of Fellows
    Kim West, APR, FCPRS

    CPRS Life Membership
    Roselle Green, APR, FCPRS(H)
    

SOURCE CPRS NOVA SCOTIA

For further information: For further information: Megan Tonet, (902) 424-0942, tonetme@gov.ns.ca

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