We love celebrating our members’ achievements and simultaneously raising the standard for excellence across the entire collegiate recreation profession. We know NIRSA members take pride in recognizing the wonderful work of their colleagues too, and so we’re asking for your help.

The NIRSA Creative Excellence Awards recognize NIRSA members’ outstanding endeavors and accomplishments in marketing. Awards are conferred in nine categories, with a new category for 2020: COVID Communication Campaign. Entries in this category should focus on COVID-related safety protocols for students and staff. They must include at least three separate touchpoints (i.e. video, social media, signage, web presences, brochures, etc.). Other categories include: Comprehensive Brochure and Facility Publication, Integrated Marketing Campaign, Social Media, Programming Publication, Large Scale Signage, Audiovisual Promotion, Student Publication, and Student Digital Presentation.

Please consider submitting an application detailing your team’s incredible efforts in creating marketing and advertising materials for a NIRSA Creative Excellence Award! Eligibility guidelines and selection criteria, as well as a list of past recipients, can be found on the NIRSA website.

Applications are due January 7, 2021. With the cancellation of an in-person conference for 2021. the Creative Excellence Awards Committee—in conjunction with NIRSA Headquarters staff—will determine how to best celebrate and commemorate award recipient in a virtual space.


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Member Relations Manager Sarah Leskovec.
Member Relations Manager at | NIRSA Profile

Sarah Leskovec is currently the Member Relations Manager at NIRSA.