VISD Communications Bring Home Star Awards for Second Year

Victoria ISD Communications was honored with six awards earned at the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) annual conference in Fort Worth.

The submitted work was created from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, when the VISD Communications Team was made up of the Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations Ashley Scott, Communications Specialist Sienna Rodriguez, and Digital Media Specialist Angela Gomez.

TSPRA members from across Texas were honored by the association for their outstanding work in education communications. The awards were announced at TSPRA’s annual Star Awards held on February 23, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Victoria ISD walked away with five Gold Star honors and one Silver Star honor.

Gold Stars:

  • Video Promotional (What is a VATRE?)

  • Video Promotional (VISD Highlight: Finding Their ‘&’)

  • Video Promotional (The VISD Highlight: District Communications Survey)

  • Writing (Alumni Spotlight: Turning Hardships Into Greatness)

  • Writing (Alumni Spotlight: VISD Graduate Drafted By Cubs)

Silver Star:

  • Logo, Trademark, Symbol (ADSY Logo)

In the last two years, Victoria ISD Communications has earned one Crystal Commendation Certificate of Merit, 10 Gold Star Awards, and two Silver Star Awards - the first-ever awards VISD Communications has brought home. 

Each year, TSPRA recognizes communicators in school districts, education foundations, education associations, and organizations for their work in print and electronic media categories. There are 47 main categories covering various media such as newsletters, programs, posters, reports, writing, image/identity packages, photography, graphics, video, electronic presentations, mobile apps, campaigns, events, and websites. 

For the first 47 categories, the entries are divided into three divisions based on the number of students the district, foundation or organization serves - under 15,000 students; 15,000 to 40,000 students; and over 40,000 students. Independent judges evaluate and score each entry based on its own merit. Bronze, Silver, and Gold Stars are awarded based on set criteria. Finally, the judges review their highest-scoring Gold Star winners and select a Best of Category for each division in each of the 47 categories.