Gold Medallion Award

The Gold Medallion is NSPRA's top program award, recognizing superior educational public relations programs. Entries may come from public and private schools; vocational-technical schools or community colleges beyond 12th grade; state/national education groups; and public relations agencies, consultants or private businesses serving such schools and colleges. Judging is against criteria as well as other entries - highly competitive. Winners receive medallions at the NSPRA National Seminar.

2015 Gold Medallion Winners

  • Brevard County Public Schools, Viera, Fla.
    Bond/Finance Campaign: 2014 Half-Cent Sales Surtax Election Campaign
    Michelle Irwin, director of community relations/PIO

  • West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area Schools, Mendota Heights, Minn.
    Bond/Finance Campaign: Focused on Our Future
    Carrie Hilger, APR, director of communications

  • Eden Prairie (Minn.) Schools
    Bond/Finance Campaign: 2014 Referendum: Sustaining Excellence
    Jaclyn Swords, director of communications and community Relations

  • Oklahoma City (Okla.) Public Schools
    Special Communication Project/Campaign: The Neu Guy
    Tierney Tinnin, senior communications officer

  • Peel District School Board, Mississauga, Ontario, Can.
    Bond/Finance Campaign: Fix the Formula: Fair Funding for Special Education
    Brian Woodland, APR, director of communications and community relations

  • Portland (Ore.) Public Schools
    Special Communication Projects/Campaign: Go MAD! Madison High School Open Enrollment Marketing Campaign
    Jon Isaacs, chief of communications and public affairs

  • Racine (Wis.) Unified School District
    Bond/Finance Campaign: RUSD Referendum 2014: Every School. Every Student. No Tax Increase.
    Stacy Tapp, chief of communication & community engagement

View Past Winners of the Gold Medallion Award