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NOTE: The deadline to submit 2022 Golden Achievement Award entries has now passed. See winners of the 2022 awards here, and stay tuned for 2023 entry information in January.
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.
Winners are recognized nationally at the NSPRA National Seminar each year and receive an award certificate by mail.
Information on how to submit a Golden Achivement 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:
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 mail in June.
Each winning entry will receive a certificate suitable for framing. Winners also will be:
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