Star Awards

  • To view photos from the 2022 Star Awards Celebration CLICK HERE.

  • TSPRA will begin accepting Star Award entries for work used and produced from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 2 p.m.

  • The deadline to enter Star Awards is Tuesday, November 1, 2022 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, 2022.

  • 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. Credit cards are not accepted. You download the invoice and turn it in to your business office for payment. Payment is due by Thursday, December 15, 2022 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 2022?

  1. Prices have gone up to $40 for print, $55 for video, electronic and campaigns, $70 for crystal and $80 for platinum entries.
  2. Category 57, Foundation Annual Campaign, has been dropped.
  3. Some descriptions and judging criteria have been reworded to improve the entry process

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, 2022. 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.

Star Awards Rules
Star Awards Categories
Star Awards Archive