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NSPRA is proud to announce the new School Communicator of the Year Award, in partnership with Finalsite, to honor one outstanding individual from the school public relations profession. The first SCOY award will be given at the 2024 NSPRA Seminar in Seattle.
To be eligible for the National School Communicator of the Year Award, candidates must first be selected by their chapter as its Communicator of the Year. This chapter award may be branded by another name but should reflect the highest award a school communicator can receive. In addition, candidates should be a current member of their chapter, hold a professional membership in NSPRA and plan to continue working in the profession.
This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership and contributions of active, front-line school communicators who work full-time in school districts or education service agencies. It is not designed to be a recognition of service at retirement. Current members of the NSPRA executive board are ineligible to receive this award.
Each candidate for the National School Communicator of the Year Award must first be named by their chapter as the Communicator of the Year based on their chapter’s selection criteria. This chapter award may be branded by another name but should reflect the highest award a school communicator can receive.
For the first three award years (2024, 2025 and 2026), chapters may submit a past winner to allow the alignment of the chapter and national award cycle and criteria. By 2027, chapters should submit their current awardee.
Each candidate of the National School Communicator of the Year Award will be judged on the following criteria:
Applications will be available starting on January 3, 2024, for each chapter nominee to complete. The application can be filled out by a chapter leader or the nominee.
Questions? Contact NSPRA Executive Director Barbara M. Hunter, APR, at email@example.com.