HISD takes home 26 TSPRA awards for communications, community engagement efforts

The Houston Independent School District’s Communications department earned top honors for its work in communications and community engagement during the 2020 Texas School Public Relations Association Annual Conference in Austin.  

The accolades covered nearly all facets of communications, including writing, videography, graphic design, marketing, branding, and special events.  

“As the storytellers of HISD, we are passionate about sharing the inspiring stories of our resilient students, hard-working teachers, and empowering leaders,” said Chief Communications Officer Rebecca Suarez.  “I am extremely proud of our Communications Team for their creative lens and clear focus on promoting the district’s strategic priorities to help student succeed.”   

HISD Communications took home a Crystal Commendation Special Events Award for the Barbara Jordan Career Center Grand Opening Ceremony, as well as two Crystal Certificates of Merit for the HISD Empowers Marketing Campaign and the 2019 Public Education Matters Benefit Dinner. All projects featured a variety of media, including graphic design, production, video, livestreaming, and social media. Additionally, the team was also honored with 23 Star Award medals in various categories, including 13 gold, nine silver, and one bronze. 

The annual awards competition — hosted by TSPRA and judged by an independent panel — is designed to recognize outstanding education communications and projects. 

HISD Communications TSPRA Awards  

Crystal Commendation Award   

Crystal Certificate of Merit  

  • HISD Empowers Marketing Campaign 
  • 2019 Public Educations Matters Benefit Dinner 

Gold Star Awards  

Silver Star Awards  

Bronze Star Award  

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