District 123 Awarded for Excellence in Communication

2018 INSPRA Communications Contest

2018 INSPRA Communications Contest

Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 recently received state recognition for its communication and public relations efforts.

The communications team received 4 awards across a variety of categories for the 2018 Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association Annual Communications Contest.

  • “The Friday Final” newsletter received the award of Excellence for the Electronic Publication category.
  • “Own the Fridge” photo booth campaign received the award of Excellence in the Specialty Campaign category.
  • “The Oak Lawn-Hometown District 123 Website” received the award of Excellence in the Website Category
  • “This Week in Pictures” received a Merit recognition in the Social Media Campaign category.

“We are honored that the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association has recognized the hard work of our communications team. We strive to tell the story of the Oak Lawn and Hometown learning community, as well as, continue to help our faculty and staff tell their stories. There are so many incredible things happening in our classrooms each day and we are humbled and honored to be part of helping tell those stories,” said Director of Communications and Technology for District 123, Joseph Macchia.

Last year, District 123 received 5 Merit awards and 1 Excellence. The 2018 INSPRA Communications Contest culminated with a luncheon on September 15, where the District 123 Communications Team formally received the District’s awards.

The Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association or INSPRA is a state chapter of the National School Public Relations Association. The 859 school districts statewide are encouraged to enter their work in the annual communications contest for judging by a panel of communication experts. Communication professionals from other state chapters use a comprehensive rubric to evaluate each entry against professional communication best practices and only the top scores receive awards in the contest.