Saturday, December 18, 2021

PRSP Invites Students and their Schools to Join the First-Ever Hack Sprint Edition of Students’ Grand Prix


After successfully concluding its Students’ PR Con last November, the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) is now set for its second leg of this year’s Students’ PR Congress with the Students’ Grand Prix Hack Sprint Edition.

Being the first hack sprint edition of PRSP’s annual student event and competition, the upcoming Students’ Grand Prix will be fully virtual and students from all over the country can participate.

The event will be divided into three phases. Phase 1, the Nationwide Selection, invites students (1 team per school comprised of 3 members) to submit a position paper about “The Great Resignation”, a topic provided by Jobstreet Philippines, the Platinum Sponsor for Students’ Grand Prix. Students can access this by visiting

Each participating team should submit their entries and other requirements (forms can be downloaded at to until the extended deadline of January 05, 2022.

The top 20 finalists from participating schools all over the country will move on to phase 2, the Hack Sprint phase, where they will only be given 24 hours and a maximum of 10 slides to develop and present their public relations plans. Students will be briefed on February 3 and must start developing their plan for submission within 24 hours, on February 4, 2022. A distinguished jury will evaluate and score the entries, and identify the top 5 teams moving forward to the third and final phase.

The Top 5 teams will then proceed to phase 3 and the final round of the competition, the Pitch Proper, where each team will be presenting their plan to a select jury from the Students’ PR Con Platinum Sponsor, members of PRSP and professionals from related industries. Happening on February 5, winners will be announced on the same day and they can win exciting prizes courtesy of PRSP Students’ PR Con and Grand Prix Hack Sprint sponsors.

Participating schools and students should stay tuned to PRSP Students’ PR Congress Facebook and LinkedIn Pages for further announcements.

The PRSP Students’ Grand Prix Hack Sprint is supported by JobStreet as platinum sponsor; Maynilad Water Services, NIVEA and PLDT as gold sponsors; Converge ICT Solutions, GCash, Maya, PayMaya, Smart, Unilab Consumer Health and Unilab Skin Sciences as silver sponsors; and Jollibee Foods Corporation, McDonald’s Philippines (Golden Arches Development Corporation), Meralco, Teleperformance and SM Supermalls as bronze sponsors. COMCO Southeast Asia served as the event’s staging and creative partner with ABS-CBN, Adobo Magazine, Class A Magazine, and as media partners and Warner Music Philippines and PhilPop Musicfest Foundation as entertainment partners.

The event is also supported by student organization partners – ADPROS from Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila, Mass Communication Students’ League from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), PRSSP (Public Relations Student Society of the Philippines) from University of the Philippines - Manila, HAU Communicators' League from Holy Angel University in Pampanga, Journalism Guild from Cavite State University, Josenian AdComm Guild and Josenian Communication Society from San Jose Recoletos University in Cebu, Kapunungan sa mga Mass Communicators from Silliman University in Dumaguete, SWU Junior Communication Designers Guild from Southwestern University in Cebu, The Society of Student Communicators from Negros Oriental State University in Dumaguete, and Junior Marketing Association from Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro.

Ferdinand Bondoy, Chairman of PRSP Students’ PR Con and Grand Prix 2021, Board Trustee of PRSP and Regional Integration & Chief Executive Director of COMCO Southeast Asia said, “We’re thrilled to finally open the doors of PRSP’s Students’ Grand Prix to students and schools all over the Philippines, especially with the promising new perspectives our student delegates have acquired from the informative activities in our Students’ PR Con last November.”

Norman Agatep, President of PRSP and President and Managing Director of Grupo Agatep shared, “We’re inviting students from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to be part of this historic Students’ Grand Prix. This is the first time that PRSP’s PR Congress for students is done virtually, which makes it possible for more schools and universities to be part of it regardless of the distance.”

To learn more about the PRSP Students’ Grand Prix Hack Sprint 2021, follow or For inquiries, please email

About                  PRSP                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) is the country’s premier organization for communication and PR professionals. In its roster are practitioners who represent business and industry, the academe, government, non-profit organizations, and professional services, among others.

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