The deadline to enter Star Awards is Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Central.
The link to log in to the 2020 Star Awards platform will be posted on Friday, September 11, 2020.
In order to enter or have your name on an award, you must be a TSPRA member in good standing with your dues paid by October 31, 2020.
Please read the instructions carefully before submitting as errors made during entry could prevent you from getting an award.
Invoices are created when you enter. Payment is due by Friday, December 11, 2020 or you will forfeit your awards.
TSPRA uses an online submission system. We no longer 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.
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, 2020. 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 10,000 students
- 10,000-30,000 students
- More than 30,000 students
Crystal and Platinum categories are not judged by divisions.