BYU College of Nursing receives international recognition

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BYU’s College of Nursing recently won two awards in November: a gold-level Marketing Communications award from the AMCP and a Golden Spike Award of Merit from the Utah chapters of the Public Relations Society of America. (Screenshot)

BYU’s College of Nursing was internationally recognized with a gold-level Marketing Communications (MarCom) award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) in November.

The College of Nursing also received a Golden Spike Award of Merit on Nov. 13 from the Utah chapters of the Public Relations Society of America.

“Our college and the university’s social media recognition were the only campus recipients this year,” said Jeff Peery, public relations supervisor for BYU Nursing.

MarCom awards are part of a creative competition for companies and individuals engaged in the production of print, visual, audio and web materials. Entrants include corporate marketing and communications departments, advertising agencies, production companies and freelancers.

The MarCom competition accepts entries from crisis communications plans to holiday cards. The nursing school received the MarCom award for its 2014 calendar.

BYU’s College of Nursing was chosen from among more than 6,500 entries from the United States, Canada and 15 other countries that participated in the 2014 MarCom awards competition. Nearly 17 percent of entries won platinum-level awards, and 23 percent won gold awards.

Competitors for MarCom awards must apply and pay a standard project entry fee of $150. The AMCP uses the money raised from MarCom project entries to produce marketing materials for homeless shelters, orphanages, day camps, art centers and education for the underprivileged.

BYU’s College of Nursing received the Golden Spike Award of Merit for its alumni magazine. Judges from Utah’s PRSA judged on research, planning, execution and evaluation.

The Golden Spike Awards competition recognizes excellence in public relations and business communications in Utah.

More information about the MarCom competition can be found at MarComAwards.com here. More information about the Golden Spike Awards competition can be found here.

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