Professional Awards

Nominations for 2023 Professional Awards are now open.
Only TSPRA members in good standing (dues paid) may submit nominations.
Click here to be taken to the nomination website.

COMPLETE LIST OF PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNERS

2022 PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNERS

2021 PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNERS

2020 PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNERS

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS

Each year the TSPRA Professional Awards Committee honors our own members, persons in the media and those that support public education. Nominations are submitted by our own TSPRA members who are in good standing (current dues paid).

Three of the awards are given to our own members:
Professional Achievement, Most Valuable Member and Rookie of the Year.

One award is given to a TSPRA member or TSPRA nominee:
Bright Idea.

One awards is given to persons and/or organizations outside of our membership:
Media Award.

Professional Achievement Award
The recipient shall be a person employed full time in the field of school public relations, hold professional membership in TSPRA for at least ten years and during that time exhibited a creative, dedicated, and professional approach to school communications.

Most Valuable Member Award
The recipient shall be a member of TSPRA who has contributed significantly to the improvement of the association.

Rookie Of The Year
The recipient shall be employed full time in the field of school public relations, hold professional membership in TSPRA, and exhibit a creative, dedicated, and professional approach to school communications. This person shall be a member of TSPRA and shall not have been employed in school public relations for more than 36 months at the time of the nomination deadline.

Bright Idea Award
This award shall go to a TSPRA member and/or TSPRA nominee for outstanding ideas, strategies, projects or programs designed to promote public education in Texas through effective communications. To be considered for the award, an entry must be creative, unusual, effective, and adaptable.

Media Award
To be given to a print or broadcast journalist whose work has made a positive impact in informing the public on education issues and in communicating the good news of public education.