Four public relations students were awarded honorable mention for their work on the Bateman Case Study Competition. Congratulations to Jasmine Garcia, Leah Blanks, Andrea Chavez and Erin Woll on their outstanding work in this competition.
The Bateman Case Study Competition is Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) premier national case study competition for public relations students and gives students an opportunity to apply classroom education and internship experiences to create and implement a full public relations campaign.
The 2018 Bateman Case Study Competition was to develop a campaign, on behalf of With Purpose, to bring awareness to the necessity of safe and effective treatment options for children with cancer in America.
The goal of the 2018 Bateman Competition was to increase awareness of the problems surrounding childhood cancer treatment in the U.S. Participating teams achieved this goal, in part, by evaluating the current awareness level of childhood cancer treatment and found creative ways to recruit young people to engage in the organization.
The SJSU students brought awareness to pediatric cancer by obtaining a proclamation from the City of San José and were honored at a city council meeting. In honor of pediatric cancer, the city of San José lit up city hall in gold and declared March as Pediatric Cancer Month.
PRSSA Headquarters received 84 entries for the PRSSA 2018 Bateman Case Study Competition. Of these submissions, 20 entries received honorable mention and three were chosen as finalists to present their campaigns to a panel of judges in Charleston, South Carolina.