DeKalb County School District’s Communications Department Wins Communicator Award

DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) Communications Department was a winner in the 27th Annual Communicator Awards, the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts announced May 4. The department won the Award of Excellence for Corporate Communications-Annual Report for its work on Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris’s 100-Day Report. The purpose of the report was to highlight identified strengths, opportunities, and legacy commitments-all in line with DCSD’s strategic plan goals.

“It is an outstanding win for our Communications team and the district. We are grateful for the recognition of our hard work and to be honored among other esteemed organizations,” said Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris.

With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Winners who received the competition’s highest honor, the Award of Excellence, include UFC, PepsiCo, Forbes, BoxMedia, WWE, Microsoft, Code Red. GmbH, Comcast, and Disney Creative Studios. Please visit to view the full winners list.

“The work entered into this year’s 27th Annual Communicator Awards is even more impressive than in seasons’ past. This year’s entries are a truly stellar embodiment of our “Communication is everything” tagline,” said Eva McCloskey, managing director of the AIVA. “On behalf of the Academy, I would like to thank all of this season’s entrants for their willingness to produce such boundary-pushing, effective and outstanding work.”

About The Communicator Awards:

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video, and social content the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The Communicator Awards are judged and curated by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: GE Digital, Spotify, Condè Nast, Disney, Republica, Majestyk, Fast Company, Upstatement, and many others. See for more information.