• Chapter Awards


    NSPRA 2020 Exemplary Chapter

    GSPRA was awarded a "Mark of Distinction" by National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The organization was recognized for its conference "School PR All Stars: Get Your Head in the Game!" This recognition recognizes the efforts of state chapters in supporting NSPRA’s mission of building support for education through responsible public relations that leads to success for all students. 

    NSPRA 2019 Exemplary Chapter

    GSPRA was awarded a "Mark of Distinction" by National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Our membership was the only chapter to receive this commendation in the Special PR/Communication Program, Project or Campaign special focus area. 

    The organization submitted an entry entitled "Branding GSPRA" in May and was notified mid-June by NSPRA Executive Director Rich Bagin, APR. Thanks to Blackboard who partnered with GSPRA to present the new website and logo to the membership during the Fall conference. 


    NSPRA 2015 Exemplary Chapter

    GSPRA is proud to be one of just six state chapters recognized as an Exemplary Chapter for 2015.

    In the category for Coalition-Building/Collaborative Communication Effort, GSPRA was named a 2015 Exemplary Chapter for the organization's ongoing collaboration with the Georgia Vision Project to promote public education in our state.

    You can check out the winning entry and learn more about NSPRA's chapter recognition program online.

    About GSPRA's Support for the SPARK! Campaign

    In the summer of 2014, GSPRA entered into a formal partnership with the Georgia Vision Project (GVP) to support the SPARK! Campaign, an advocacy campaign to celebrate public education in Georgia and to change the perception of our schools by changing the conversation about our schools. The Georgia Vision Project is a joint venture of the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) and the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA), formed in 2009 to create a comprehensive and coherent vision for public education in the state of Georgia.

    GSPRA has committed time, talent, and resources to support the work of the SPARK! Campaign by providing a "toolkit" with ideas, examples, and inspiration from around the state, including logos, videos, a monthly idea generator for celebrating education, web resources, and examples. The digital SPARK! Campaign Toolkit is housed on the GSPRA website for use by districts around the state, many of which do not have a PR professional on staff. The toolkit includes a mix of statewide promotional pieces (video, print, etc.), promotional planning tools, and inspiring examples from our members.