NYSPRA Communications Awards Contest 2023
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This year, NYSPRA is sponsoring its 44th annual communications awards to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in educational communications. The awards continue to be one of the largest in the nation and provide both members and non-members with a time to shine and an opportunity to showcase exemplary communication practices.

Statewide awards provide recognition for outstanding work. They build a greater appreciation for the skills of school public relations professionals and promote a better understanding of the broad range of services rendered by those who have either full or part-time responsibilities for education-related communications.


  • All entry forms must be completed online.
  • All entries must be entered online. No entries will be mailed this year.
  • Each entry will require its own submission. You will have to log in again to complete each submission.
  • Please contact us at nyspra@nyspra.org if you are having trouble with the online entry process.
  • All entries must include a summary paragraph stating the purpose of the entry and the target audience. The summary paragraph WILL factor into scoring. Additional information is optional and will be used only to provide clarification for judges.
  • No single publication may be entered in more than three categories.
  • All entries shall become the property of NYSPRA and may be displayed and/or shown and filed in a NYSPRA library. 

Entry Deadline

  • All entries must be received by July 21, 2023, to be considered.
  • Entry forms must be completed online and all entries will be submitted online. 

Entry Fees

  • Entry fees are as follows:
    • Member entry: $30
      • Entries submitted at the member entry rate must be submitted in the name of the ¬≠member and district on the entry form.
    • Non-member entry: $40

BOCES/PR Agency Entries

  • All entries must be in the name of the school district or BOCES for which the work was produced.
  • School districts represented by BOCES, PR consultants or agencies must have a membership in their own name[s], or enter in the non-member category.


  • All work must have been produced between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.
  • T-shirts, buttons and visors are not eligible for this competition.
  • Student-written and/or produced publications are not eligible for this competition.
  • Non-compliant entries will not be ¬≠considered for an award. Entry fees will not be refunded.