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Douglas Smith Student Award winners announced

Very well done and congratulations to Polly Cunanan and Valentina Magni from Cardiff University who, as part of a team of six, won this year's Douglas Smith Student Award. Others in their team were Vassilina Vorkova, Nuha Alahmad, Yiren Fang and Xiantong Zhang. This Cardiff team were joint winners with Radu-Bogan Firanescu from Newcastle University.

Having successfully created a communications plan for an international merger and demonstrated an excellent understanding of different types of stakeholders and cultures together with an ability to compile an active programme, the winners (pictured below with Stephen Waddington) received a cheque and crystal trophies. The award, organised by CIPR International and now in its fourth year, was created in memory of Douglas Smith, founder and patron of CIPR International and a great supporter of young PR talent. It aims to encourage the next generation of PR practitioners to think internationally and creatively. Watch this space for details about the next annual award!

Douglas Smith Award winners

Left: Holly Cunanan and Valentina Magni from Cardiff University with Stephen Waddington,

past President of CIPR

Right: Radu-Bogan Firanescu from Newcastle University with Stephen Waddington

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