• Each year, the Arizona School Public Relations Association (ASPRA) recognizes standards of excellence in school public relations through its ASPRA*tions Awards. Winning entries will demonstrate how sound public relations principles (research, analysis, communication and evaluation), creativity and a commitment to improving communications were used in pursuit of organizational goals.

    Eligibility

    ASPRA members in good standing are eligible to submit entries. Entries submitted on behalf of non-member organizations are subject to the non-member fee.

    Another state chapter will judge the ASPRA*tions Awards entries. Awards will be presented at ASPRA’s annual Superintendents’ Luncheon. All winners will be notified in advance. Awards may not be presented in all categories based on the quality of entries submitted. The decision of the judges is final. Please do not call ASPRA regarding the results.

    Contest Period

    Activities and projects must have been underway or completed between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.

    Entry Fees – Per Entry

    Purchase orders and checks should be made payable to: ASPRA, P.O. Box 68081, Phoenix, AZ 85082-8081.

    • Copper Medallion Award $40 member/$50 non-member
    • Publications and Electronic Media Award $25 member/$35 non-member
    • School Governing Board for Contributions to Education Award $25 member/$35 non-member
    • Superintendent for Contributions to Education Award $25 member/$35 non-member
    • Advocacy and Political Contributions to Education Award $25 member/$35 non-member
    • News Media for Excellence in Education Reporting Award $25 member/$35 non-member
    • Individual, Business, Foundation or Civic/Community Organization for Contributions to Education Award $25 member/$35 non-member

    Judging

    Professionals in communications and public relations outside of Arizona will serve as judges. Criteria are based on industry standards and professional judgment.

    Entries without entry fees will not be judged.

    Deadline and Payment for Entries

    Entries with the correct entry fee must be received by Friday, July 13, 2018.

    Make checks payable to ASPRA and send with entries to: ASPRA, P.O. Box 68081, Phoenix, AZ 85082-8081

    Electronic Nomination Procedures

    Submit electronic entries on the ASPRA website, azspra.org.

    Number of Entries

    Individuals may submit multiple entries but may not submit the same entry in more than one award category.

    Inappropriately labeled entries will be placed in the appropriate awards program or program category by the awards coordinator. If a limited number of entries are submitted in any one category, ASPRA reserves the right to combine or eliminate categories.

    Awards

    Winners will be notified by email in August 2018.

    Medallion Awards and Awards of Excellence will receive a plaque, and Awards of Merit will receive a certificate suitable for framing. Additional certificates and plaques may be ordered through ASPRA.

    Overview of all awards, criteria and guidelines.

    Submit Nominations Online at: https://azsba.org/aspra-awards/