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See the 2023 Golden Achievement winning entries here. Check back soon for 2024 submission information!
Entry deadline: April 3, 2023 (winners will be notified in June)
Fee per entry: $85 for members, $125 for non-members
Submission portal: www.nspra.org/award-apply
NSPRA’s Golden Achievement Award recognizes outstanding, strategic work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing and engagement. View a list of past Golden Achievement winners.
Winning entries are recognized nationally and receive awards at the NSPRA National Seminar each year. Entrants are encouraged to watch the How and Why of Award Submissions webinar for tips on evaluating what to submit and what the judges are looking for in an entry.
Information on how to submit a Golden Achievement Award entry, judging information, eligible submission categories and more can be found below.
There are no specific categories for entries in the Golden Achievement Award contest, but following are examples of programs, projects, campaigns and activities to consider entering:
Programs/projects/campaigns must have been underway or completed between March 2022 and the contest deadline of April 3, 2023.
Golden Achievement Award entries must be organized into a single PDF file. The entry is limited to no more than six pages in total (packaged in a single PDF). An entry must include:
An entry may include:
Review entries from the most recent Golden Achievement Award winners before preparing your entry.
NSPRA uses as judges a variety of association members and public relations professionals who are experienced, award winning and accredited. Judges' identities are kept confidential.
When reviewing Golden Achievement Award entries, they judge each entry individually based on strategic communication best practices, good writing and alignment with entry guidelines. Judges score the entry against the following criteria:
Each entry will be judged individually against the contest criteria—not against other entries. Judges will select as many winners as meet the criteria.
Golden Achievement Award entries must be submitted at www.nspra.org/award-apply.
NSPRA staff will notify all Golden Achievement Award entrants as to the status of their entries via email in June.
Winners will receive an award and be: