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FBISD’s Communications Team receives several top awards at 2019 Texas School Public Relations Association Star Awards Program (3/2/2020)

FORT BEND ISD (March 2, 2020) – Fort Bend ISD’s Communications team has once again earned several awards in the annual Texas School Public Relations Association’s (TSPRA) Star Awards program. The awards program recognizes professional communicators in school districts, education foundations, education associations and organizations for their work in print and electronic media categories. This year, FBISD received 29 awards, including a Crystal Commendation, a Crystal Certificate of Merit, 2 Best of Category, 11 gold, 12 silver and 2 bronze awards for projects completed during the 2018-19 school year.


This year, 1,606 entries were submitted in the Star Awards program, which is the highest number of entries ever received since the program began. FBISD entered projects in the “More than 30,000 students” division of various categories and earned the following awards:

  • Crystal Commendation – Foundation Annual Campaign, Fort Bend Education Foundation 6th Annual Gala-Disco Fever
  • Crystal Commendation Award – Bond Election, 2018 Bond
  • Best of Category (2) – Handbook/Manual, High School Course Selection Guide and Website-Template Driven Design, Fort Bend ISD New District and Campus Web Design
  • Gold (11) – Invitation/Announcement/Postcard, Fort Bend Education Foundation 26th Annual Gala Disco Fever Invitation; Poster, Fort Bend ISD 26th Annual Food Tasting and Fair Poster; Handbook/Manual, High School Course Selection Guide; Photo-Academic/Classroom Subjects, Anticipation of a New Beginning; Photo-Other Subjects, FBISD Graduation 2019 Sea of Joy; Video Feature Story, Safety Message for Students; Video Promotional, 2014 Bond Update-October 2018, Video-Training/Instructional, Rhinoware Door Locks in FBISD; Computerized Presentation, The Frequency Podcast: Creativity as a Process, Art Education in FBISD and The Frequency Podcast: Building Strong Families, Building Student Success; and Website-Template Driven Design, Fort Bend ISD New District and Campus Web Design
  • Silver (12) – Booklet, The School in the Sea; Program, Ronald Thornton Middle School Dedication Program; Writing, Once a Blue Jay Always a Blue Jay: OCE’s 20th Anniversary and Student Code of Conduct: Do’s and Don’ts; Published News or Feature, District-wide student success grows as AVID program expands; Video News Package, Faster Break: Fuel Up to Play 60 at Ridgemont Elementary; Video Promotional, FBISD 2019-20 School Calendar and FBISD Graduation 2019-Valedictorian & Salutatorian Interviews; Video-Training/Instructional, 2018 Bond: Understanding Political Advocacy; Video Marketing, 2018 Bond Overview; Social Media Campaign, Caught Being Cool; and Special Event, The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees Listening and Literacy Tour
  • Bronze (2) – Calendar/Planner, FBISD District Planning Calendar and Magazine, FBISD News Magazine


View the statewide list of 2019 TSPRA Star Awards winners


Photo: Attending the TSPRA Star Awards program and accepting awards on behalf of FBISD’s Communications team are (from left): Assistant Director of Internal Communications Kristoffer Smith, Chief Communications Officer and TSPRA President-Elect Veronica Sopher, Director of External Communications and Media Relations Amanda Bubela and Public Information Officer Angelique Myers.


TSPRA 2020 Awards