CA BOCES Honored with National Public Relations/Design Awards

Olean, NY – June 29, 2023 – Each year, the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) recognizes exemplary work in school public relations, marketing, graphic design, video and digital media in their nationwide Communication Awards competition. The Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Graphic Design/Print Shop/Digital team recently received recognition in several categories in the 2023 competition.

NSPRA’s mission is to build support and trust through responsible public relations that leads to success for all students. With more than 80 years of experience, NSPRA has a reputation in the field for practical approaches to solving school district and agency communication problems. The NSPRA has honored the best work in school communication for more than 50 years with its annual awards.

CA BOCES was awarded recognition for several pieces in the Publications and Digital Media category in the 2023 competition that included several booklets, large-scale graphics, sports programs, and video.

Scott Payne, CA BOCES District Superintendent, said that he was pleased to learn of the recent recognition. “We work hard to provide high-quality communication solutions internally and to the component school districts in our region,” he said. “I’m extremely proud of the work being done to increase communication and professionalism in our communities.”

CA BOCES Director of Technology, Michael Graf, said that he is proud of the team and how they continue to grow and innovate. “We want to provide the best solutions for our districts. These awards highlight how our team continues to push creativity with that goal in mind.”

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