TCTA won seven awards at the annual Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) conference in February.

The TSPRA Star Awards program recognizes communicators in school districts, associations, and other organizations for excellence with various types of media, including magazines, newsletters, writing, and websites.

TSPRA received 970 entries in 53 categories. Each category has multiple gold, silver, and bronze star winners, and the category entry with the highest score is named the “Best of Category.”

TCTA entered seven categories and won an award in each category. This is the eighth time in the last 14 years that TCTA’s magazine, The Classroom Teacher, has won the “Best of Category” award.

Here is the list of TCTA’s award winners:

Best of Category, (and Gold Star), Magazines (30,000+ students) for The Classroom Teacher (summer 2013, winter 2013-14 and spring 2014 issues)

Best of Category (and Gold Star), Published News or Feature (30,000+ students) for "The Prevalence of Poverty" feature from the spring 2014 issue of The Classroom Teacher

Best of Category (and Gold Star), Invitations/Announcements (30,000+ students) for 2014 TCTA President’s Reception invitation

Gold Star, Brochure (30,000+ students) for 2014 TCTA Convention (Camp TCTA) promotional brochure

Gold Star, Advertisement-Other (30,000+ students) for "Those who care teach" billboards

Gold Star, E-newsletter External (30,000+ students) for TCTA eUpdate

Silver Star, Booklet (30,000+ students) for the 2013-14 Survival Guide (venomous creatures theme)

TSPRA is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to promoting public schools through effective communications.