TSPRA uses an online submission system. We do not accept entries mailed to the office.
TSPRA’s annual Star Awards provide recognition for the outstanding education communications and projects of our members. Independent, impartial judges evaluate each work and project based on set criteria and they award Gold, Silver and Bronze Star Awards, as well as Best of Category, Crystal and Platinum Certificates of Merit, Crystal Commendations and the Platinum Award for an all-encompassing, year-long communications project. Judging will take place November-January.
What’s new in 2023?
Categories and fees will remain the same in 2023. Some changes to the category descriptions and judging criteria have changed. A survey question has been added on each entry form asking if outside contractors or students were used in producing the piece entered. It is a required field, but it will not effect how the entry is judged.
The division ranges changed in 2021.
Print, Video, Electronic and Campaign categories are judged in three divisions. Divisions are based on the number of students a district, foundation, service center or organization serves as of May 1, 2023. TSPRA affiliate members who are private consultants and/or their companies that do work for a district, foundation or education association, will base their entry’s division size on the number of students served by their client.
The divisions are:
- Under 15,000 students served
- 15,000-40,000 students served
- More than 40,000 students served
Crystal and Platinum categories are not judged by divisions.