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NSPRA Communications Awards 2016 Back to Blog Articles

  • Posted on Jul 5, 2016

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) recently announced their 2016 award winners and Woodward Academy earned honors in all three categories in which we submitted. The Golden Achievement Award was given to our comprehensive communications program. Our submission was judged based on the four steps of a public relations program: 1) analysis of the need; 2) planning to meet the need; 3) execution and communication of the program; and 4) formal evaluation. Woodward Academy was one of only 90 schools / districts across the United States to receive this recognition, and one of only two in the State of Iowa. Click here to see the entire list of winners.

Publication and Electronic Media awards were also handed out that recognize individual projects in 23 different categories. This year, we submitted in two categories and earned an Award of Merit of our 2015 film We Own the Knight: A High School Basketball Documentary Film and an Award of Honorable Mention in the Special Purpose Publication category for our Why Woodward Academy? Let Us Tell You 2015 Guide.

We feel proud and honored to have been given the opportunity to tell amazing Woodward Academy stories over the past year, and that those efforts have been recognized at the state and national level. These awards mark the end of this year’s campaign, and the beginning of next year’s push for great content. Below is a recap of our 2016 awards season:


Iowa School Public Relations Association (ISPRA)
     Print NewsletterKnightly Knews – Blue & Gold Award
     Photography– State Basketball – Blue & Gold Award
     VideoI Am Building video series – Blue & Gold Award
     Social Media – Facebook Page – Award of Achievement


National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
     Comprehensive Plan – Golden Achievement Award
     Video – We Own the Knight DocumentaryAward of Merit
     Special Purpose Publication – 2015 Guide – Award of Honorable Mention

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