Star Awards

  • TSPRA will begin accepting Star Award entries on Monday, September 20, 2021. Entry links will become active that day at Noon.

  • The deadline to enter Star Awards is Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Central. No entries are accepted after the deadline.

  • 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, 2021.

  • Please read the instructions carefully before submitting as errors made during entry could prevent an entry from receiving an award.

  • Invoices are created when you enter. Payment is due by Wednesday, December 15, 2021 or awards are subject to forfeiture.

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.

What’s new in 2021?

  1. Printed Newsletters Internal and External have been combined into a single category number 1.
  2. E-Newsletters Internal and External have been combined into a single category number 40.
  3. The Mobile App and Foundation/Partnership Campaign categories have been eliminated due to several years of few entries.
  4. Division sizes have been changed to reflect number of entries that have been received in divisions in previous years.

The division ranges have changed.

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, 2021. 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 new division are:

  • Under 15,000 students
  • 15,000-40,000 students
  • More than 40,000 students

Crystal and Platinum categories are not judged by divisions.

Star Awards Rules
Star Awards Categories
Star Awards Archive