The Rewards for Excellence Program

  • The Rewards for Excellence Program recognizes outstanding communications and public relations efforts by schools, school districts, and educational agencies and associations. The SC/NSPRA awards program is designed to recognize excel-lence in every aspect of the public relations effort. The Rewards for Excellence Program features three awards programs: Medallion, Golden Achievement, and Publications and Electronic Media.


    The Rewards for Excellence Program is open to South Carolina public schools, school districts, and education agencies and organizations.

    Contest Period

    All entries must have been completed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

    Entry Submission Fees - Per Entry

    • Medallion Award (Comprehensive PR Program) - $50 member / $55 non-member

    • Golden Achievement Award (PR Projects) - $30 member / $35 non-member

    • Publications and Electronic Media Award - $25 member / $30 non-member

    (Note: An institutional membership does not allow schools within a district to submit entries as members. Non-member schools are required to pay non-member fees.)

    Deadline & Payment for Entries

    All entries must be submitted by midnight on February 28, 2020.

    Number of Entries

    Individuals may submit as many entries as desired but may not submit the same entry for more than one award or category.

    Inappropriately labeled entries will be placed in the appropriate awards program or program category by the awards coordinator. If a limited number of entries is submitted in any one category, SC/NSPRA reserves the right to combine or eliminate categories.

    Awards Lunch

    Awards will be presented at the annual Rewards for Excellence Luncheon to be held in Columbia, South Carolina, on May 15, 2020.  Award notifications will be sent by March 31, 2019. Details will be included in award notification. One award per winner will be presented.


    Professionals in communications and public relations serve as judges. Criteria are based on industry standards and professional judgment.  Entries without entry fees will not be judged.