2018 Communications Contest

2018 Communications Contest

Excellence in Education Communications Contest

Thank you to all those who participated in PenSPRA's 2018 Excellence in Education Communications Contest! Registration is now closed and judging has begun. Judging is conducted by a panel of independent professionals, who will provide all contestants with feedback after the contest has concluded. An e-mail notification will be sent to contest winners by March 15, 2019. Best wishes to all participants!
 
If you are visiting our site for the first time and are interested in participating in next year's contest, welcome! Below is information that we hope you find helpful as you plan to enter PenSPRA's 2019 Excellence in Education Communications Contest next year. Registration for the 2019 contest will open on December 19, 2019 and will close on February 3, 2020. All entries must be postmarked by February 3, 2020 to be eligible.  
 
Entries are accepted in a number of categories to reflect the scope of work undertaken by communications professionals.
 
We have streamlined our categories and increased the types of entries we will be accepting. Categories are: 
  • Digital Media - Any content designed to support the district's or IU's online/digital presence, such as social media campaigns, websites, e-news or photography.
  • Graphic Design - Any creative piece that requires the use of graphic design elements, such as infographics, flyers, logos, promotional ads/billboards or posters.
  • Publications - Any public-facing printed document or supplement, such as newsletters, magazines, calendars, annual reports or other special publications. 
  • Special Purpose Projects - Any special communications project, such as communication strategic plans, presentations, special events, or branding campaigns.
  • Videos - Any content produced with audio/visual components, such as promotional videos, news shows, animations or other social media videos.

If you are unsure of the category in which your entry should be submitted, please contact the contest administrators and they will help you determine the right fit.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all public school districts and IUs in Pennsylvania. Materials for the 2019 contest must be produced between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Judging: Judging is conducted by a panel of independent professionals, who will provide all contestants with feedback after the contest has concluded. An e-mail notification will be sent to contest winners by March 15, 2019.

How to Enter: Contestants will complete a form and upload their content files or links though the website. If your printed publication is not available as a digital file, you may still enter by mailing two copies to: PenSPRA Communications Contest, c/o Chester County Intermdiate Unit, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335. Entries must be uploaded and/or postmarked by February 3, 2020.

Entry Fees: 

  • PenSPRA Member Fee: Initial entry fee is $50; each additional fee is $20.
  • Non-Member Entry Fee: Initial entry fee is $50; each additional entry fee is $50.
Awards:
  • Award of Excellence will be given to the top entries in each category.
  • Award of Honor will be given to those entries that deserve special recognition in each category. 
For any questions regarding the contest, please contact:
 
Christa Fazio
Communications Contest Chair 
 
Mary Jeanne Curley
Executive Director 
484-237-5731
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