2019 WSPRA Award Submissions Due Feb. 22

Awards graphic We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 WSPRA Awards. Please review award entry rules and submit today!

The WSPRA Communication Awards program recognizes creative and effective work in communications. Earning statewide recognition builds credibility for your communications program. Our awards program also provides valuable feedback from other communications professionals. 

Entries are encouraged from all public or private schools or districts, including special schools such as vocational-technical institutes, regional or county education service districts, education agencies and private enterprises serving as partners with those organizations. WSPRA membership is not required but is always encouraged.

How to Enter

Entries must be prepared/published between February 2018 and February 2019. The awards application will open on Tuesday, January 22. The deadline for entries is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019. 

All entries must be submitted using our online form.

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be judged by a panel of communications professionals utilizing a rubric designed for each specific category. This valuable feedback will be provided for all entries. 


The awards program is broken into two divisions: 

  • School districts with more than 10,000 students
  • School districts with fewer than 10,000 students


  • Annual Report
  • Blog
  • Branding/Image Package
  • Calendar
  • Communications, Public Relations or Marketing Campaign
  • E-Newsletter (internal or external)
  • Finance Publication
  • Marketing
  • Print Newsletter/Mailer
  • Social Media
  • Special Purpose Publication
  • Video
  • Website
  • Writing

Learn more about the award categories and submission requirements

Entry Fees

  • WSPRA members: $35 per entry
  • Non-members: $50

Learn more about how to make a payment.

Specialty Awards

In addition to the Communication Awards, we also accept nominations for two special awards reserved for individuals who have contributed greatly to school public relations.

There is no fee to submit a nomination. Award requirements, deadlines and guidelines are on each award's specific page.


Please contact Jane Carter at janeca@ckschools.org.