(Aurora 2011) – The East Aurora Community Relations Department was honored with two awards of distinction at the annual Communications Awards Luncheon sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) on Friday, September 23 in Oakbrook, IL.
INSPRA sponsors the only awards program in Illinois specifically honoring high quality school communications that promote the mission and message of the school district. Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit are presented to exemplary publications and other media communication.
District 131 received the Award of Excellence for the D131 In-Review Video that details the highlights of the 2010-2011 school year, and the Award of Merit for the Making Choices for Excellence brochure that features significant achievements throughout the school district.
Referencing the video, one judge stated, “This [video] is a beautiful piece. It is very well thought out and creative. It punctuates the message that this district is all about its students.”
Another judge simply stated, “What’s not to like?”
Each entry is judged by a panel of expert communications professionals from throughout the country who are veterans in their fields.
“We are very proud to know that our district is being recognized as one of the leaders in the field of community relations by the very people who set the standard for effective community relations,” said Clayton Muhammad, Director of Community Relations, who has also received two Distinguished Service Awards from INSPRA in the last five years.
The mission of the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association is to strengthen support for Illinois public schools and to improve education for students through responsible public relations.