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Communication Awards

The APS Communication Team has earned numerous local, state and national awards. Below is a list of some of the awards.

2015

National Schools Public Relations Association

  • 2015 NSPRA Golden Achievement Award: Attendance Area
  • 2015 NSPRA Golden Achievement Award: APS 2020 Strategic Plan Engagement
  • 2015 Publications and Electronic Media Contest: Award of Honorable Mention – Get Appy!
  • 2015 Publications and Electronic Media Contest: Award of Honorable Mention – Ambassador of Hope
  • 2015 Publications and Electronic Media Contest: Award of Honorable Mention – 2013-14 Bond/Mill Levy Community Report
  • 2015 Publications and Electronic Media Contest: Award of Honorable Mention – Aurora Public Schools Highlights

Colorado Schools Public Relations Association

  • Excellence for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Writing for Aurora Sentinel Back Page Stories
  • Excellence for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Print Advertisement for Aurora Magazine Ads
  • Excellence for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Photography for A World of Possibilities
  • Medallion Distinguished Achievement for Strategic Plan Engagement
  • Golden Achievement Distinguished Achievement for Attendance Area Process and Recommendation
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Marketing Materials/Campaign for APS Highlights
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Marketing Materials/Campaign for APS Mobile App (Get Appy!)
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Print Advertisements for Aurora Magazine Ads
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Photography for Here I Am
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Photography for Stuck Like Glue
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Photography for Brand New Pals
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Special Purpose Publication for APS Bond and Mill Levy Community Report
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Special Purpose Publication for “Join our Team” - Human Resources Recruitment
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Writing for I’ll Race Ya
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Writing for Families at the Core
  • Merit for Publications & Electronic Media Distinguished Achievement in Writing for Look into the Future

2014

Colorado Schools Public Relations Association

COSPRA Golden Achievement Award

  • Enrollment and Capacity Process (photography category)

COSPRA Excellence Award

  • Ready to Learn (photography category)
  • Back Page Ads (writing category)

COSPRA Merit Award

  • Print Advertisement – Aurora Magazine Ads (enrollment category of 5,000+)
  • First Day of Preschool (photography category)
  • Ready to Bloom (photography category)
  • All Smiles (photography category)
  • Father-daughter Time (photography category)

2013

National Schools Public Relations Association

NSPRA Golden Achievement Award

  • 2012 Mill Levy Campaign
  • 7/20 Disaster Recovery Communications Plan

NSPRA Award of Honorable Mention

  • Aurora Sentinel Back Page Ad

NSPRA Award of Excellence

  • Distinguished Achievement in Category of School District – Internet/Intranet Website

Colorado Schools Public Relations Association

COSPRA Medallion Award

  • 7/20 Disaster Recovery Communications Plan

COSPRA Golden Achievement Award

  • 2012 Mill Levy Campaign

COSPRA Merit Award

  • Aspiring Engineers (photography category))

COSPRA Excellence Award

  • Bond at Bond Celebration (photography category)
  • Breakfast Smiles (photography category)
  • School Bond Celebration Smiles (photography category)
  • Pathways Commercial (special purpose video)
  • Aurora Sentinel Back Page Ad (writing category)

2012

National Schools Public Relations Association

NSPRA Golden Achievement Award

  • Annual Truancy News Conference and Door-Knocking Campaign
  • Aurora Public Schools Bond Events

NSPRA Award of Merit

  • APS Web Site

NSPRA Award of Honorable Mention

  • Aurora Sentinel Back Page Ad

Colorado Schools Public Relations Association

COSPRA Golden Achievement Award

  • APS Bond Events
  • Annual Truancy News Conference and Door-Knocking Campaign

COSPRA Award of Merit

  • “A Casting Call” (photography category)
  • “I Did It!” (photography category)
  • “Preparing for the Future” (photography category)
  • Superintendent’s CSAP Podcast (special purpose video category)
  • Aurora Sentinel Back Page Ads (writing category)

COSPRA Award of Excellence

  • Guide to High Schools (special purpose publication category)

2011

National Schools Public Relations Association

  • Golden Achievement
    • Promotion of Social Media in APS
    • VISTA 2015 Strategic Plan Promotion
    • APS P-20 Campus/Pathways
  • Award of Merit
    • APS Vista PEAK P-20 Campus Video
  • Honorable Mention
    • Academic and Career Pathways Banner

Colorado Schools Public Relations Association

  • Award of Merit
    • Writing for Aurora Sentinel Back Page Ads
    • Special Purpose Publication for Academic and Career Pathways Banners
    • Photography for Honoring 9/11
    • Photography for 3 2 1 Blast Off!
    • Photography for Ready for College Photo
    • Internet/Intranet Web Site for APS Internet Sit
  • Golden Achievement Award
    • Promotion of Social Media in APS
  • Award of Excellence
    • Special Purpose Video for Superintendent’s Bully Prevention Podcasts
    • Special Purpose Video for Aurora West College Preparatory Academy Video
    • Special Purpose Video for APS PEAK P-20 Campus Video
  • Medallion Award
    • APS P-20 Campus Pathways

2010

Colorado School Public Relations Association

  • Golden Achievement Award
    • Parent Remote Kiosks Promotion
  • Award of Excellence
    • West Middle School Calendar
    • Photography
    • Photography
  • Award of Merit
    • Photography
    • Special Purpose Publications: A World of Learning Every Day brochure
    • Special Purpose Publications: Which School is Right for Your Child? brochure
    • Special Purpose Publications: Writing as seen in the Aurora Sentinel Back Page Ads

2009

Colorado School Public Relations Association

  • Award of Excellence
    • Photography
    • Photography
    • Writing for Aurora Sentinel Back Page Ads
  • Award of Merit
    • Special Purpose Video for APS Bond and Mill Levy Information
    • Photography
    • Internet/Intranet Web Site for Intranet Marketing Site
    • Calendar for West Middle School Calendar

2008

Colorado School Public Relations Association

  • Award of Excellence
    • Internet/Intranet Web Site for Intranet Marketing Site
    • Calendar for West Middle School 2007-08 Calendar and Handbook
    • Annual Report for Aurora Public Schools Community Report 2008
  • Award of Merit
    • Special Purpose Video for Aurora Public Schools Bond Community Update

National School Public Relations Association

2008 Publications and Electronic Media Contest

  • Honorable Mention
    • School District – Audio/Visual Programs and Presentations for 2008 Bond Community Update
    • School District – Internet/Intranet Web Site for APS Internet Web Site
    • School District – Special Purpose Publication for Aurora Sentinel Weekly Newspaper Ad

2007

National School Public Relations Association

2007 Publications and Electronic Media Awards

  • Award of Merit
    • School District – Special Purpose Publication for Aurora Sentinel Weekly Newspaper Ad
    • School District – Annual Report for APS 2007 Community Update

2006

APS Board of Education

  • Recognition of Excellence for West Middle School Bond Project Oral History Video

National School Public Relations Association

2006 Publications and Electronic Media Contest

  • Award for Excellence
    • School District – Print Newsletter (Internal) for Clipboard
  • Golden Achievement Award
    • Exemplary Public Relations Activity for West Middle School Bond Project/Oral History Video (2 awards)
  • Honorable Mention
    • School District – Annual Report for Partners in Learning, Caring, Growing
    • School District – Web Site for www.aps.k12.co.us

2005

National School Public Relations Association

2005 Publications and Electronic Media Contest

  • Award of Excellence
    • School District – Special Purpose Publication for Aurora Sentinel Weekly Newspaper Ad

2004

National School Public Relations Association

2004 Publications and Electronic Media Contest

  • Honorable Mention
    • School District – Annual Report for Blueprint for Success
  • Award of Merit
    • School District – Newsletter Internal for Clipboard

2000

National School Public Relations Association

2000 Publications and Electronic Media Contest

  • Award of Excellence
    • School District – Annual Report for 1998-99 Report to the Community
  • Award of Merit
    • School District – External Newsletter for News You Can Use
    • School District – Internet Web Site for Web Site

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