Local Public Relations Awards

The Alberta Teachers' Association values meaningful relationships between local associations and communities. To recognize excellence in public relations, the Association presents one award annually to the local that is deemed to have undertaken the most effective and innovative public relations program. This competition is open to all ATA locals and student locals.

Applying for the AwardTop of page

Download and fill out a Local Public Relations Awards Application Form. Be sure to include the name and address of your local president and of a project leader who has agreed to serve as the contact for the purposes of the application. Prepare a detailed summary of your project or program. The summary should identify the problems or needs addressed, describe the actions undertaken to address those needs and include an evaluation of how well the project or program succeeded. Place your application form, the summary and any support materials in an 8 ½" X 11" binder and mail or deliver it by June 1, 2018, to Shelley Magnusson, The Alberta Teachers' Association, 11010 142 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1.

JudgingTop of page

Entries are judged by an independent panel of communications professionals. Their decisions are based on the following criteria: quality of work, clarity of goals and objectives, and evidence of imagination and innovation. The ATA reserves the right to reproduce and publish copies of project materials submitted in support of an application. View a copy of the judges' score sheet .

Award PresentationsTop of page

The award is presented annually to representatives of the local at the ATA’s Summer Conference, which takes place in Banff.