Announcing the 2018 Brilliance Awards Winners

InspirED School Marketers is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Brilliance Awards for excellence in private school marketing and communications around the globe.


Wowing the Judges

The 60 judges from schools and agencies were impressed with the quality and professionalism of so many of the entries, demonstrating an increased level of sophistication in private school marketing initiatives taking place in recent years.

Winners by the Numbers

  • 34 day schools

  • 26 boarding and day schools

  • 15 K-8 schools

  • 8 boys schools

  • 5 girls schools

  • 3 boarding schools


  • 51 schools took 76 total awards

  • 8 agencies won a total of 19 awards representing 14 different schools

  • 8 schools outside the U.S. won a total of 12 awards. (This was the first year the competition was open internationally.)

Sampling of the Winners

Steppingstone Scholars Receives $1,000

2018 was the first year the Brilliance Awards named a beneficiary and InspirED contributed $1,000 to Steppingstone Scholars. Steppingstone Scholars is dedicated to helping educationally underserved students in the greater Philadelphia region achieve academic success and one of the ways it succeeds is by partnering with area private schools.

Thank You, Judges

We are indebted to the judges who shared their time, expertise and insights to uncover the most brilliant entries. They reported that the judging was fun, challenging and enlightening.

If you have an idea for a new category for 2019 or know someone who should be considered to judge, please email Liza.

Congratulations, Winners! You Are Brilliant!