Publications and Digital Media Awards

2016 NSPRA Publications and Electronic Media AwardsNSPRA’s Publications and Digital Media Awards recognize outstanding education publications and marketing/informational materials (print and electronic), video/TV/radio programs, social media and websites.

2020 Award Winners

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Annual Report

Excellence

  • Capital Region BOCES, Albany, N.Y.
    2018-19 Annual Report
    Nicole Graf, Public Information Specialist
    BOCES 360 team

Merit

Honorable Mention

  • School District of New Berlin, Wisc.
    2018-19 Annual Report
    David Cotey, Coordinator of Communications and Public Relations

  • Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, Chicago, Ill.
    2019 Annual Report
    Brian Graves, Director of Marketing and Communications

 

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Blog

Excellence 

  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, Md.
    Team BCPS Blog
    Diana Spencer, Communications Officer

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, Wash.
    Principal Profiles
    Conor Christofferson, Social Media Manager

Merit 

  • Rockford (Ill.) Public Schools
    205 VIBE The Blog
    Earl Dotson Jr., Chief Communications Officer

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Branding/Image Package

Excellence

  • Chula Vista (Calif.) Elementary School District
    Hydro Station
    Anthony Millican, Director, Communications and Community Development

  • Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Fla.
    OCPS 150th Anniversary
    Shayla Cannady, Senior Manager, Public Relations

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Covington, La.
    STPPS: Leading the Way
    Angela Daviston Dugan, Communications Manager

  • Waterloo (Iowa) Schools
    New Logo Rollout (PDF and Superintendent's Video
    Tara Thomas, Director of School & Community Relations

Merit 

  • Berrien RESA, Berrien Springs, Mich.
    2019-20 Berrien RESA "Layers of Service" Brand Portfolio (Style Guide)
    Karen Heath, Supervisor of Communication

  • Garland (Texas) ISD
    HR Recruiting Table Setup #1 and Setup #2  
    Tiffany Veno, Communications Director

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas
    Governance Camp
    Karen Strong, Associate Executive Director for Communications and PR

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas
    TASA|TASB Convention (txEDCON)
    Karen Strong, Associate Executive Director for Communications and PR

Honorable Mention 

  • Lake Stevens (Wash.) School District
    Lake Stevens High School Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting (Video,  Save the Date)
    Jayme Taylor, Executive Director of Communications & Community Services

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Calendar

Excellence

Merit 

  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Angola, N.Y.
    E2CCB 2019-20 Calendar
    Jennifer Osborne-Coy, Public Information Officer

Honorable Mention 

  • Seneca Valley School District, Harmony, Pa.
    See The Good
    Katie Huttinger, Media Support Specialist

  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
    2019-2020 Event Calendar
    Regina McMillan, Public Information Coordinator

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E-Newsletter (External Audience)

Excellence

  • Chula Vista (Calif.) Elementary School District
    CVESD News
    Anthony Millican, Director, Communications and Community Development

  • Lake Stevens (Wash.) School District
    e-News
    Jayme Taylor, Executive Director of Communications & Community Services

Merit 

  • Cherokee County School District, Canton, Ga
    CCSD Connections
    Barbara Jacoby, Chief Communications Officer

  • Griffin-Spalding County School System, Griffin, Ga.
    GSCS Community Communicator
    Kimberly Willis Green, Executive Director Communications & Partnerships

  • Jeffco Public School, Golden Colo. .
    Chalk Talk
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations & Public Information

  • Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
    Tech Talk
    Karen Thornton, Communications Specialist

Honorable Mention 

  • Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools
    DPS Connection Newsletter (December 2019 and January 2020
    Alexandra Kincaid, Writer and Content Specialist

  • KCKPS 500, Kansas City, Kans.
    Excellence at a Glance
    Edwin Birch, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Covington, La.
    STPPS Enewsletter
    Angela Daviston Dugan, Communications Manager

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E-Newsletter (Internal Audience)

Excellence

Merit 

  • Highline Public Schools, Burien,Wash. 
    Highline INSPIRED
    Tove Tupper, Assistant Director of Communications

Honorable Mention 

  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Angola, N.Y.
    E2CCB Up Newsletter
    Jennifer Osborne-Coy, Public Information Officer

  • Lake Stevens (Wash.) School District
    InDistrict News
    Jayme Taylor, Executive Director of Communications & Community Services

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Excellence in Writing

Excellence

Merit 

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas
    “What Is XG?”
    Roger White, Managing Editor

Honorable Mention

  • Cherokee County School District, Canton, Ga.
    Vision 2020
    Barbara Jacoby, Chief Communications Officer

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Finance Publication

Merit

Honorable Mention 

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Handbook

Honorable Mention 

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Infographic

Excellence

  • Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools
    2019 Report Card
    Brittany Miller, Digital Media Specialist

  • Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Fla.
    OCPS 2019-20 Fast Facts
    Shayla Cannady, Senior Manager, Public Relations

Honorable Mention 

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Internet/Intranet Website

Excellence

  • St. Vrain Valley Schools, Longmont, Colo.
    Innovation Center Website
    Kerri McDermid, Chief Communications and Global Impact Officer

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas
    TASB Member Center
    Karen Strong, Associate Executive Director for Communications and PR

  • Valley Christian Schools, Chandler, Ariz.
    Valley Christian Schools
    Bryan Winfrey, Director of Communications & Marketing

Merit 

  • York County (Va.) School Division
    Career Connections
    Katherine Goff, Public Relations and Communication Officer

Honorable Mention

  • Kansas City (Kans.) Public Schools
    KCKPS Website Redesign
    Sharita Hutton, Director, Communications & Marketing

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Magazine

Excellence

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas
    Texas Lone Star
    Roger White, Managing Editor

Merit 

  • Houston St. Thomas High School, Houston, Texas.
    Eagles' Nest Fall 2019
    Keith Calkins, Director of Communications

  • IDEA Public Schools, Weslaco, Texas.
    IMPACT Magazine
    Sharise Johnson, Senior Director of Communications

  • Rogers (Ark.) Public Schools
    Excel
    Ashley Siwiec, Communications Director

Honorable Mention 

  • Cherokee County School District, Canton, Ga.
    CCSD Class Act 2019
    Barbara Jacoby, Chief Communications Officer

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Marketing Materials

Excellence

Merit 

Honorable Mention 

  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton, Colo.
    Your School Your Community: Marketing postcards to drive school enrollment (Postcard 1, Postcard 2 and Postcard 3
    Mark Poshak, Community Engagement Specialist

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, Wash.
    Billboards
    Timra Knox, Graphic Design Manager

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, Wash.
    Digital Ads
    Timra Knox, Graphic Design Manager

  • Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, Wash.
    Career Connections
    Angela Dice, Communications Specialist

  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Angola, N.Y.
    Educational Collaborations (Issue 1, Issue 2 and Issue 3
    Jennifer Osborne-Coy, Public Information Officer

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Marketing Publication

Excellence

  • IDEA Public Schools, Weslaco, Texas
    We Are IDEA
    Sharise Johnson, Senior Director of Communications

  • Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Fla.
    2019-20 Pocket Guide
    Shayla Cannady, Senior Manager, Public Relations

  • Osceola School District, Kissimmee, Fla.
    Choice Booklet
    Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer

Merit 

  • Garland (Texas) ISD
    #ChooseGarlandISD Enrollment Marketing (Billboard, Bus Ad and Print Ad
    Tiffany Veno, Communications Director

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas
    SLI Registration brochure
    Karen Strong, Associate Executive Director for Communications and PR

Honorable Mention

  • Arlington (Tenn.) Community Schools
    Teacher Recruitment Table Top Banners (Banner 1 and Banner 2
    Tyler Hill, Communications Coordinator

  • Nassau BOCES, Garden City, N.Y.
    Nassau BOCES Adult Education Catalog (Fall 2019, Winter 2020 and Spring 2020
    Theresa Schaefer-Bell, Information Specialist

  • Waterloo (Iowa) Schools
    Equity Flier
    Katrina Hemann, Communications Specialist II

  • Valley Christian Schools, Chandler, Ariz.
    VCS Who We Are
    Bryan Winfrey, Director of Communications & Marketing

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Podcasting/Audio

Excellence

Merit 

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas.
    TASB Talks 
    Karen Strong, Associate Executive Director for Communications

Honorable Mention 

  • Somers Central School District, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
    Hot Topic - Community Lunch Tusker Talk Podcast
    Amanda Bergen, Communications Specialist

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Print Newsletter (External Audience)

Excellence

  • Garland (Texas) ISD
    ConnectEd
    Tiffany Veno, Communications Director

  • Rockland BOCES, West Nyack, N.Y.
    Excelsior: The Official Newsletter of the Suffern Central School District (English and Spanish)
    Jenny Mirmelstein, Public Information Specialist

Merit

Honorable Mention 

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, Wash.
    Bethel Pride
    Timra Knox, Graphic Design Manager

  • Lake Stevens (Wash.) School District
    Lake Schools
    Jayme Taylor, Executive Director of Communications & Community Services

  • Mount Olive School Distict, Flanders, N.J.
    Education Update
    Michael Cravotta, Publications Coordinator

  • Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, N.Y.
    Pocantico Hills School Summer 2019, Fall 2019 Newsletters
    Cara Matthews, Public Relations Specialist

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Print Newsletter (Internal Audience)

Excellence

  • Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Fla.
    2019-20 Orange Peal
    Shayla Cannady, Senior Manager, Public Relations

Honorable Mention

  • Lawton (Okla.) Public Schools
    LPS ReView
    Lynn Cordes, Communications Coordinator

 

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Social Media

Excellence

  • IDEA Public Schools, Weslaco, Texas
    IDEA Public Schools: Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
    Sharise Johnson, Senior Director of Communications

  • Osceola School District, Kissimmee, Fla.
    Social Media (Facebook, Instagram , Twitter
    Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer

  • Pittsford (N.Y.) Central School District
    ROC2Change Social Media (Facebook , Twitter
    Nancy Wayman, Director of Communication

Merit 

  • Amador County Unified School District
    Amador County Public Schools’ COVID-19 Communications Campaign (Video, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
    Jacqueline Dillard, Executive Communications & Operations Specialist

  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Angola, N.Y. t
    Motivational Mondays (Facebook
    Jennifer Osborne-Coy, Public Information Officer

  • Kansas City (Kans.) Public Schools
    #kckpsontrack
    Sharita Hutton, Director, Communications & Marketing

  • Olathe (Kans.) Public Schools
    Olathe Public Schools Digital Presence (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
    Cody Kennedy, Communications & Media Manager

  • Riverview School District, Duvall, Wash.
    #SharingSunday (Facebook
    Michael Ward, Communications Coordinator

  • Seneca Valley School District, Harmony, Pa.
    #SVIntheClassroom (Twitter, Instagram , Facebook
    Katie Huttinger, Media Support Specialist

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Covington, La.
    #STPPSGrads
    Angela Daviston Dugan, Communications Manager

Honorable Mention 

  • Dublin City (Ohio) Schools
    #DCSGivesBack
    Erick Starkey, Community Outreach Specialist

  • Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, Utica, N.Y.
    OHM BOCES Social Media (#WeAreOHM)
    Jean Palmer, Senior Public Relations Specialist

  • Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, Utica, N.Y.
    New York Mills Social Media
    Jean Palmer, Senior Public Relations Specialist

  • Rockland BOCES, West Nyack, N.Y. .
    #STOPAndSayThankYou: Rockland BOCES Spotlight on School Bus Drivers and Attendants (Facebook Post 1, Facebook 2, Facebook 3)
    Ashley Columbia, Public Information Assistant

  • School District 54, Schaumburg, Ill.
    #54StepsUp
    Terri McHugh, Executive Director Community Relations

  • Waterloo (Iowa) Schools
    8th Grade Parent Meeting Social Media Campaign (Video of Meeting, Facebook Post)
    Tara Thomas, Director of School & Community Relations

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Special Purpose Publication

Excellence

  • Corona-Norco USD, Norco, Calif.
    Visual and Performing Arts Handbook (English, Spanish
    Evita Tapia-Gonzales, Communications Director

Merit 

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas.
    RM Stewardship Report
    Karen Strong, Associate Executive Director for Communications and PR

Honorable Mention 

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Video (produced in-house)

Excellence

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, Wash.
    Equity Teams
    Douglas Boyles, Communications Director

  • Buncombe County Schools, Asheville, N.C.
    Full Lockdown
    Stacia Harris, Communications Director

  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
    Instagram Promo
    Regina McMillan, Public Information Coordinator

Merit 

  • Broadablin-Perth Central School District, Broadalbin, N.Y.
    I Caught the Reading Bug
    Lindsay Quackenbush, Public Information Specialist

  • Central Unified School District, Fresno, Calif.
    PSA: Hoax Threats
    Sonia Dosti, Communications & Public Relations Officer

  • Dysart Unified School District, Surprise, Ariz.
    About Dysart Video
    Renee Ryon, Director of Communications and Public Relations

  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Angola, N.Y.
    Diesel Mechanics Program
    Jennifer Osborne-Coy, Public Information Officer

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, N.C.
    Chess in School
    Wanda Edwards, Director of Communications

  • Jeffco Public School, Golden Colo.
    Rebel Strong
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations & Public Information

  • Jeffco Public School, Golden Colo.
    Best of JPS-TV
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations & Public Information

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas
    Thank You Trustees
    Karen Strong, Associate Executive Director for Communications and PR

Honorable Mention 

  • Asheville (N.C.) City Schools
    #ACSGrad Senior Feature
    Ashley-Michelle Thublin, Executive Director of Communications

  • Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools
    ICYMI: January 2020
    Jennifer Bryant, Field Production Specialist

  • Fort Bend ISD, Sugar Land, Texas
    FBISD
    Kristoffer Smith, Assistant Director of Communications

  • Grand Island (Neb.)Public Schools
    Changing Shoes
    Jack Sheard, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

  • Jeffco Public School, Golden Colo.
    This is Jeffco
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations & Public Information

  • Jeffco Public School, Golden Colo.
    New Graduation Requirements
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations & Public Information

  • Kansas City (Kans.) Public Schools
    Run the Mat: Girls
    Sharita Hutton, Director, Communications & Marketing

  • Lombard (Ill.) District 44
    Launch of D44 Forum
    Jenn Nimke, Director of Communication and Strategic Planning

  • Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, Va.
    LCPS Digital Promise
    Wayde Byard, Public Information Officer

  • McHenry School District 15, McHenry, Ill.
    Now That Is Thinking BIG!
    Fred Laudadio, Executive Dir., Learning Services and Technology

  • North Clackamas Schools, Milwaukie, Ore.
    NCSD Convocation 2020
    Cindy Detchon, Executive Director Community Relations

  • North Shore School District 112
    We Are 112 Video
    Nicholas Glenn, Communications Director

  • Olathe (Kans.) Public Schools
    Azalia's Story
    Cody Kennedy, Communications & Media Manager

  • Phoenix (Ariz.) Union High School District
    Association Presidents
    Richard Franco, Director of Marketing and Communications

  • Phoenix (Ariz.) Union High School District
    Jesse De La Cruz
    Richard Franco, Director of Marketing and Communications

  • School District 54, Schaumburg, Ill.
    WeAre54
    Vincent Baran, Multimedia Specialist

  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Luling, La.
    Learn With Us Bus Video
    Regina McMillan, Public Information Coordinator

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Video (produced with outside contract)

Excellence

  • Yorkville (Ill.) CUSD 115
    EVOLUTION 115 Video
    Kristine Liptrot, Communications & Community Engagement

Merit 

Honorable Mention 

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