Trenton Burton Wins the 2017 CPRS/CNW Student Award of Excellence

KELOWNA, BC, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and CNW Group  awarded Trenton Burton with the 2017 CPRS/CNW Group Student Award of Excellence. Burton was recognized during Illuminate 2017's Evening of Excellence Awards Gala on May 30 in Kelowna, B.C. Unable to accept the award in person, Burton shared his appreciation in a brief acceptance video.

"Thank you so much to CNW and CPRS for giving me this award." said Burton in his video message. "It means so much that the work I've put in throughout the last two years at Red River College in Winnipeg has paid off, and I'm so happy that it's paid off in such a big way. I'm honoured to accept this award."

Established jointly by CPRS and CNW, a CISION Company, the award recognizes student excellence in the public relations (PR) field. Program co-ordinators or instructors from public relations programs across Canada nominate student candidates. Eligible students had to be currently enrolled in their final year (or equivalent) of a recognized, full-time PR program, instructed in a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Winners receive a certificate and a $1,000 cash award from CNW. CPRS will provide Burton with a complimentary Affiliate Membership designed specifically for new practitioners entering the profession following the completion of post-secondary public relations studies.

About CPRS
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of more than 2,500 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. 

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

For further information: Media Contact: Dan LaBelle, Specialist, Communications and Events, Canadian Public Relations Society, 416-917-1794,

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