DPS Public Information Office Receives National Awards

The Dayton Public School District’s Public Information Office received several awards in the 2020 National School Public Relations Association Awards Competition (NSPRA).

NSPRA is a nonprofit professional association and is considered the leading organization for school communicators in the United States. The group’s mission is to advance education through responsible public relations and communication that leads to success for all students. 

The most notable recognition is the Golden Achievement Award for the PIO’s work to communicate and implement the district’s Be Present for a Better Future attendance campaign. 

Individual awards have one of three designations: Excellence, Merit and Honorable Mention. 

All 2020 NSPRA Awards and Recognitions Include:

Golden Achievement Award: Be Present for a Better Future Attendance Campaign

The Golden Achievement Award recognizes exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing and engagement. 

Branding/Image package: 
Merit Award, Brittany Miller

Calendar Design: 
Honorable Mention, Brittany Miller

Honorable Mention, Alex Kincaid (DPS Connection monthly parent newsletter)

Excellence in Writing: 
Honorable Mention, Alex Kincaid

Excellence Award, Brittany Miller (2019 Report Card graphic)
Honorable Mention, Brittany Miller (Attendance campaign kickoff results social media graphic)

Marketing Publication: 
Excellence Award, Brittany Miller (Dunbar postcard)
Excellence Award, all staff ("5 Secrets of Dayton Public Schools" postcards)
Merit Award, Jennifer Bryant (preschool door hanger)
Merit Award, Jennifer Bryant (Spring Career Fair flyer)

Social Media:
Excellence Award, Brittany Miller (Be Present for a Better Future social media items)

Special Purpose Publication (design):
Honorable Mention, Brittany Miller (DPS recruiting booklet)

Honorable Mention, Jennifer Bryant/Ryan Poole (ICYMI Episode 1)
Honorable Mention, Jennifer Bryant/Ryan Poole (COVID-19 handwashing video)