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2023 awards program for the State Education Association Communicators.


Submissions are judged by professionals in editing, photography, social media, graphic design, news media, and public relations. Judges base their decisions on learned perceptions of professional and creative excellence.

A First Place award will be given in each category. An Honorable Mention may also be awarded in a category at the judges’ discretion. Entries whose adjudicated score surpasses the established threshold in their category may also be considered for the Best in Show. Best in Show will only be awarded for a single entry across a specific group of categories and not within every category entered (e.g., There is a Best in Show - Writing; Best in Show - Campaigns).

Submitting Your Entries

Entries must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CST, Friday, April 21, 2023.  SEAComm’s online submission site will allow you attach all necessary files required by the respective category being entered.

Each SEAComm member can submit one entry per category, except in the State Affiliate Newsletter/ Newspaper and Magazine categories, for which only one entry per state may be submitted.

For the Skills Division: All entries must be original work. Original means that the piece has been written, ghostwritten, or created by a SEAComm member—not purchased or hired. Entries in the Best Video category must adhere to the provided criteria and provide a detailed narrative. Judges may recategorize a Best Video entry if they feel it does not meet the criteria for the category which the member submitted it for. Please submit three different issues of the entire publication for the publications categories.

For the Management Division: A current or former SEAComm member must have had major responsibility for the project. You must note other organizations, agencies, individuals, or departments that assisted in the project.