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Activities for Students

Be a Part of the Page Center Awards

You are invited to join us on Feb. 22, 2023 to honor a stellar group of communicators. We hope our special virtual event will spark discussion online and in your classrooms. It's free to attend, but please register and let us know where you're from. You can submit a question for one of our honorees that may be asked during the event.

Student Essay Contest

Undergraduate students can choose one honoree and submit an essay reflecting on the advice and stories that honoree shares during their segment. Essays should also focus on the honoree's career, as well as their integrity and achievements being honored at the awards. Winning essayists will receive $250. The essays will be posted on the Page Center blog and shared on its social media accounts. The honoree featured in the essay will also receive a copy. Click here for contest rules and information.

Chat Room

On the night of the Page Center Awards, be a part of a lively and timely conversation about integrity in public communication. Join communication professionals, faculty and students from around the globe in the awards chat room. The chat will begin 15 minutes before the event starts.

A Page Center scholar, an intern, and an advisory board member will be a part of the discussion. Other communications professionals and faculty members will be on hand to serve as Center ambassadors. They will chime in on conversations and interact with others who are live-tweeting before, during and after the awards.

You can also follow @thepagecenter and use #PageCenterAwards to share thoughts and ask questions. We may retweet and share comments — as well as highlight some tweets that best capture the spirit of the awards.Twitter Logo #PageCenterAwards

Your Questions for the Honorees

When you register, there will be an option to write in questions for honorees. Questions should be geared toward integrity and ethics, particularly in the workplace and in public communication. Students, professors, and attendees are welcome to submit questions for any of the honorees. Some may be shared with the honorees and discussed during the event.

Ideas for In-Class Assignments

The Page Center Awards event is a memorable night where communicators from different industries come together to honor integrity and ethical decision-making — but it doesn't have to end there. We hope the discussion will continue the next day in class and throughout the semester.

Here are some potential assignments faculty can include in their classwork based on the awards: 

  • Enter the Student Essay Contest.
  • Class discussion: What were the most memorable parts of the night? Who was most inspiring? What quotes were most impactful?
  • Hold your own Page Center Awards. Who is someone that exudes integrity? Record a Q&A with them to learn why integrity is important.
  • Write a case study about one of the honorees (You can start here). 
  • Share and discuss student-submitted questions.


The 2023 Page Center Awards will be recorded and available shortly after the live event. We know students and faculty are busy and may not be able to join us on Feb. 23. To increase the longevity of this special night, we encourage faculty and students to revisit the recorded awards and include the discussions with our honorees in future in-class conversations. (You can watch last year's event here.) Please register and we will send the link to the 2023 awards video once it's available.

Click here to learn more about past Page Center Awards events and honorees.