Publications Recognition Program
The Publications Recognition Program (formerly the Local Group Newsletter Award program, and even earlier, the Editors' Awards), recognizes Local Groups, editors, webmasters, and contributors for their involvement with local print and electronic publications. The PRP awards are a voluntary program, highlighting deserving newsletters and Web sites, with the overall goals of wider distribution and better communication among Mensans. The program allows Local Groups with any level of editorial experience, regardless of size or publication budget, to compete fairly and win awards.
Prior to 1983, the awards were generally coordinated by the AMC Publications Officer, sometimes overseeing a panel of judges but usually involving balloting by the Local Group newsletter editors. A panel system was used for the awards from 1971 to 1973; balloting was used from 1974 through 1979; and a panel system was reinstituted in 1980. The current panel system, with an AMC-appointed committee chair, began in 1983.
The specific purposes of the program are to:
- challenge and inspire local groups to produce publications and Web pages that are well-written, well-designed, informative, and entertaining, and that serve as appealing and available forums for their members;
- challenge and inspire local group members to contribute to these forums; and
- recognize and reward local groups, editors, webmasters, and contributors for their accomplishments.
For more information on this program, please contact the PRP Chair.
- PRP Owl Awards
The PRP Owl award is the highest award an editor, contributor or webmaster can receive via the Publications Recognition Program.
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