GISD shines at TSPRA Star Awards

The Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to promoting public schools through effective communications.  Every year, TSPRA recognizes communicators in school districts, education foundations, education associations and organizations for their outstanding work in print and electronic media categories at the Star Awards Celebration. The awards were announced at TSPRA’s 57th annual conference held February 18-21, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Hotel in Cedar Creek, Texas.

There are 48 main categories covering various media such as newsletters, posters, photography, graphics, video, campaigns, events and web sites. A total of 1,460 entries were received this year--which marked the highest number of entries ever received since the Star Award program began. The entries are divided into three divisions based on the number of students the district, foundation or organization serves. Independent judges evaluate and score each entry with a Bronze, Silver or Gold Star based on set criteria. The judges review their highest scoring Gold Star winners and select a Best of Category for each division.

Garland ISD won big at the Star Awards, taking home 32 gold, eight silver and three bronze certificates. The GISD Communications & Public Relations team also snagged an impressive seven Best of Category gold medals. A full list of winners is available on the TSPRA website.

The following are the awards won by Garland ISD:

Platinum Certificate

  • #ChooseGarlandISD

Gold Certificate

  • External Newsletter - ConnectEd 
  • Flyer - Find Your Fit 
  • Flyer - Garland ISD One-page 
  • Flyer - Taxparency - *Best of Category
  • Brochure - AP Capstone - *Best of Category
  • Brochure - Magnet Programs
  • Program - GRCTC Dedication Program 
  • Invitation/Announcement/Postcard - GRCTC Dedication Invite - *Best of Category 
  • Invitation/Announcement/Postcard - Superintendent Meet and Greet Invite
  • Invitation/Announcement/Postcard - Garland ISD Education Foundation: Gold Tournament
  • Invitation/Announcement/Postcard - Garland ISD Education Foundation: Celebration and Awareness Breakfast
  • Invitation/Announcement/Postcard - Judy Kriehn Retirement Invite
  • Poster - Vision, Mission, Values
  • Poster - Garland ISD Education Foundation: Giving Campaign Poster
  • Poster - Garland ISD Education Foundation: Grand and Scholarship Poster
  • Non-English Speaking Audience - ELL for All
  • Non-English Speaking Audience - Garland ISD One-pager
  • Non-English Speaking Audience - Taxparency
  • Handbook/Manual - Garland ISD Branding Guide
  • Published Print Ad - Dallas Child Advertisement
  • Advertisement Other - Choice of School Bus Ad
  • Advertisement Other - Monterssori Roll Up Banners
  • Advertisement Other - Superintendent Meet and Greet Digital Billboards
  • Advertisement Other - Teachers of the Year Billboards
  • Advertisement Other - #ChooseGarlandISD Bus Ads
  • Video-Promotional - PSAT College Ready - *Best of Category 
  • Video-Promotional - Be the P in PTA! 
  • Video-Promotional - Life's Simple Seven
  • Video-Marketing - AFJROTC at Rowlett High School - *Best of Category 
  • Video-Sports Events - GISD Football - Sachse vs. Henderson - *Best of Category
  • Web Site-Original Design - Curtis Culwell Center
  • Special Event - Superintendent Meet and Greet - *Best of Category

Silver Certificate

  • Booklet - Garland ISD Education Foundation: Three-Year Development Plan Marketing Piece - Silver Certificate
  • Invitation/Announcement/Postcard - Garland ISD Education Foundation: Celebration and Awareness Breakfast
  • Invitation/Announcement/Postcard - Judy Kriehn Retirement Invite
  • Invitation/Announcement/Postcard - #ChooseGarlandISD Postcard
  • Poster - PSAT Day Promotion Poster 
  • Logo, Trademark, Symbol - ACE Logo
  • Logo, Trademark, Symbol - Garland ISD Education Foundation: 25th Anniversary Logo
  • Video-Documentary - Full View Art Show

Bronze Certificate

  • Video-Marketing - Garland ISD Proud
  • Video-Marketing - #ChooseGarlandISD
  • Video-Live Event - Khan Academy Rally at Jackson Technology Center