NCSHLA Public Information
Award Winners

2016 The Speech Bus

2014 Ruth Morgan,
2013 Speechcenter, Inc.

2012 Sandy Barrie Blackley, Lexercise Co-founder

2011 Stuttering Makes Everyday Life Difficult, and ECU Aphasia Support Group

2010 Appalachians' Communication Disorders Clinic Helps Children Overcome Challenges article, Appalachian State University

2009 Lambda Phi Chapter of Delta Zeta, Appalachian State University

2008 Alamance County Sertoma Club

2006 Lisa McDonald and WFMY News 2

2005 Denise Tucker, Ph.D. and
Debbie Schallock

2004 Warren County Schools-
Gloria Quick

2004 East Carolina University,
Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders

2003 Dr. Heather Clark

2002 Dr. Celia Hooper

2002 Deborah Cameron

2000 Kathryn Dowd/Charlotte
Audiology Associates

2000 Cape Fear Community College
SLP Assistant Program

1999 Caswell Center

1992 Joy English

1990 Dr. Joanne Roberts

1989 North Carolina Augmentative
Communication Association

1988 BEGINNINGS for Parents of
Hearing Impaired Children

1988 Henderson County Better
Speech and Hearing Council

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Public Information Awards

Since 1988, the North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association has presented Public Information Awards to deserving NCSHLA members for outstanding promotional campaigns. Award winners serve to promote better awareness of the services of speech/language pathologists and audiologists because their ideas aid other members with marketing efforts and demonstrate both professionalism and innovation in the content, form, and message of their campaigns. Their excellence is honored by a certificate presented at the annual NCSHLA convention and an entry on a permanent plaque displayed in the NCSHLA Office.

Nominating Criteria

The public information awards program has two divisions:

+ Division I. Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) campaigns
+ Division II. Special Achievement (other than BHSM)

  1. Eligibility: Any NCSHLA individual or corporate member in good standing may enter any program in which they were involved to promote speech/language pathology and/or audiology, a special event regarding those professions, or public awareness of communication disorders, with mention of the professions. All entries must have been produced for use during the calendar year preceding the award. Entries produced prior to but used during that calendar year are also eligible. Entrants must have had direct involvement in the creation and implementation of the campaign entered. No campaign may be entered more than once. Entries whose primary purpose is to provide revenue for a publisher or other business, such as magazine advertisements or newsletters, are not eligible.
  2. Entry Contents: Please provide the following entry information on the form on the back of this page. Attach no more than one additional page, if necessary. Attach copies of print or audio-visual media or photos of freestanding media.
    1. Award Division - Better Hearing and Speech Month or Special Achievement.
    2. Entrant - Name, title, organization; title and description of entry; signature.
    3. Goals and Objectives; Intended Audience.
    4. Campaign Plan and Implementation.
    5. Results and Evaluation.
  3. Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by January 15, 2018. Entries postmarked after the deadline will not be considered or returned.
  4. Judging Process: Entries will be reviewed by the Education and Public Information Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors. The Board will approve the final winner. Written evaluation of entries will not be provided.
  5. Awards: There will be no more than one award for each division. Should the judging committee deem no entry worthy of either award, none will be given.
  6. Notification of Winners: Winners will be announced during the NCSHLA convention in Raleigh. Winners not in attendance will be notified by mail, but all entrants are encouraged to attend.

Send a complete nomination packet--including this form, the nominee's resume, and the letter of support for the nominee--to:

Donna Brown
Chair, NCSHLA Education and Public Information Committee
130 Russelton Road
Boone, NC 28607

Online Submission Form

Complete the form below to submit your nomination. Copies of the nomination will be transmitted to NCSHLA and to the Chair of the NCSHLA Education and Public Information Committee. Contact headquarters at (919) 833-3984 or by email with questions.

Complete the Following form
About The Entry

Describe selected media, budget vs. actual expenses, time schedules, personnel.

Please be specific.

List size, location, other demographics.

Review the ways goals were met, implications for future campaigns, etc.

Campaign Samples

Please attach any electronic files of campaign items. To include multiple files, please use a Zip Archive or a Windows Compressed Folder. Note: Maximum allowable file size in 3 megs.

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