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Spectrum Awards

Pull together your best school PR projects!


For thirty-nine years WSPRA has offered a state-wide competition for its members involved in the writing and design of print and electronic materials and the development of special projects. WSPRA members are invited to showcase their achievements, be recognized for their creativity and talent, and receive valuable feedback from professional PR judges. Entries may be submitted beginning in May. Deadline for submitting entries is in August, with the specific date to be determined each year. Awards are presented at the annual Fall Conference in November.

The deadline for this year’s competition will be FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2023. The communication materials entered must have been produced between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.  Previous entries are ineligible, regardless of whether or not an award was earned.


Any member, individual, or organization of the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association is eligible to submit an entry. Find entry materials, criteria, and past examples linked below. 


Entries are judged by public relations and graphic design professionals. Judges evaluate each entry based on a checklist of criteria. Judging forms will be returned to entrants with comments and feedback.


Get started now! Read this information and submit your entry through the NSPRA OpenWater Portal.


See examples of our Spectrum Awards Winners (members access only – login to the member portal).


The awards will be presented at the annual WSPRA Fall Conference Spectrum Awards Luncheon on November 9, 2023. The 2023 Fall Conference will be held at the Heidel House Resort & Spa, in Green Lake, November 8-10, 2023. For more information about the Spectrum Awards please contact

  Samples of WSPRA Spectrum Award winning entries  
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