National Competition Teams Now Accepting Applications
Deadline to apply for 2016-17 teams: 3 p.m., Monday, August 29
Download information and application for NSAC Ad Team and PRSSA Bateman team
Competes each spring in the National Student Advertising Competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Selected students work on a real-world campaign for a national company. Past sponsors have included Toyota, Pizza Hut, Hallmark, VISA, and other nationally recognizable companies. As part of the project, students develop a comprehensive campaign for the client including research, creative ideas, and media recommendations. In addition to preparing a professional plans book, they travel to compete at the District competition in April. Our district includes Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and Tennessee. In the past 10 years, Loyola University New Orleans has won the District competition on the average every other year.
PRSSA Bateman Team
Competes each spring in the premier Public Relations Competition in the country. Five students are carefully selected to create and implement a campaign for a national company. Past sponsors have included Nutella, Contiki Travel, VISA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Over the past eight years, the Loyola University New Orleans team has placed in the finals every year and won the national championship five times including 2012.
Contact Dr. Cathy Rogers, (504) 865-3297, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Loyola Ad Club provides students with opportunities to meet with advertising professionals, discuss business trends, and get a hands-on experience in association with Ad Club of New Orleans. Contact Edward Schneider at email@example.com for more information.
Public Relations Students Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is an organization for students interested in the field of public relations that promotes an active involvement in a student's undergraduate career by providing members with internship opportunities, access to local professionals and the chance to participate in public relations on a national level. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Dr. Cathy Rogers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the PRSSA web site for more information.
Society of Professional Journalists
Open to all journalists. The oldest, largest, and most inclusive national organization. Fosters responsible journalism, supports press freedom, and encourages students via scholarships, networking, and internship opportunities. Benefits also include the monthly journal, national and regional conventions, professional development workshops, and other activities in conjunction with the New Orleans Press Club. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Prof. Michael Giusti, email@example.com, for more information.
Kappa Tau Alpha
Kappa Tau Alpha is a national college honor society that promotes academic excellence and recognizes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. The Greek letters mean "the truth will prevail". The letters also point to three English words --- knowledge, truth, and accuracy --- which are the foundations of good journalism and mass communication practices. To become a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, a student must rank in the top ten percent of his or her class, must have completed at least five semesters of degree work, must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and must have completed nine credit hours of journalism or mass communication courses. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Dr. Leslie Parr, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
The Radio Television Digital News Association is an organization dedicated to training skilled students for the media workforce, beyond print journalism. A current product of the organization is Pack News, an online news show featured previously on PBS Gwen Ifill’s Voice of the Voters and located on www.loyolamaroon.com. We invite you to join if you are looking to gain skills in anchoring, producing, reporting and managing. Contact the organization’s faculty adviser, Prof. Lisa Collins, email@example.com for more information.