The deadline to submit nominations for the 2015 Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award is May 22. The award recognizes volunteer excellence in Amateur Radio public relations. It honors the memory of Phil McGan, WA2MBQ, who was the first chairman of the ARRL Public Relations Committee. The McGan Award recognizes the promotion of Amateur Radio to the non-amateur community.
Each year ARRL public information coordinators, public information officers and other public relations volunteers strive to keep Amateur Radio visible in their communities by publicizing special events, writing media releases, creating media for radio and television, and maintaining good relations with local media — among many other valuable activities.
If you know someone who has achieved public relations success on behalf of Amateur Radio, consider nominating that individual for the McGan Award. The award will recognize a radio amateur who has demonstrated success in Amateur Radio public relations and who best exemplifies the volunteer spirit of Phil McGan.
The ARRL Public Relations Committee will determine a winner, if any, from submitted material, subject to approval by the ARRL Board of Directors.
The nominee must be a full ARRL member in good standing, may not be compensated for any public relations work involving Amateur Radio, and may not be a current ARRL officer, Director, Vice Director or paid staff member, or a member of the current selection committee. Anyone may make a nomination.
Nominations must be on an official entry form. Nominations must be received at ARRL Headquarters by the close of business on May 22, 2015. Mail nominations and any supporting documentation to Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award, PR Department, ARRL, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111.
The ARRL Public Relations Committee will review all nominations and forward its recommendation to the Programs and Services Committee of the ARRL Board of Directors, which will make a final determination at its July meeting.
For more information, contact ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko, KX9X.