WSPTA Awards

Postmark deadline for awards is March 1st.

Award applications are available online at this link:  Washington State PTA

  • You’ll find the “PTAs Making a Significant Difference” application under the “Programs” tab.
  • The remaining applications (both individual and group awards) are under “Leadership Resources”, “Group Awards”.
  • (Login information is available in your WSPTA Leadership Packet)

Individual Awards

Golden Acorn – A Golden Acorn Award is presented to a school or community volunteer in recognition of their dedication and service to children and youth.

Outstanding Educator – individuals who go beyond the normal expectations of their jobs to make the learning environment fun, beneficial and challenging.

Outstanding Advocate – given to someone with commitment to helping create strong policies to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children and youth.

Outstanding Student Advocate – recognize students who have made significant contributions through leadership and service in their schools and community.
Honorary Life Membership – made a significant contribution to the growth and development of PTA.
(The Service Award can only be given by a council or the state PTA)

Leadership Academy –  This is a volunteer recognition award! In gratitude for many hours of service and training, the WSPTA Board of Directors created the Leadership Academy Awards Program. The purpose of this program is to recognize and acknowledge leadership skills attained by PTA leaders throughout all levels of the association. Volunteers earn points for training, board positions, and other leadership activities that accumulate to earn Bronze, Silver, Gold, and finally,  Crystal Leadership Awards.

Group Awards (use the “Local PTA” version of these applications)

Standards of Excellence – shows your PTAs use of “Best Practices”, earn points for all the things you are already doing!
Outstanding Local Unit of the Year – provide narrative descriptions of your PTA’s work. Must also submit a Standards of Excellence Application
Honor Unit – Similar to the Standards of Excellence Award, however more details and examples are necessary for this application
PTAs Taking Significant Action – Highlight only one program, project or activity done by your PTA
Mentor-a-PTA – Has your PTA given or received help from another PTA? Let us know!
Outstanding Newsletter – For monthly newsletters, distributed via paper or electronically
Outstanding Website – Judging based on homepage, content, and overall appearance
Outstanding Communications Other – For EVERYTHING ELSE!!  email, email blasts, reader boards, meeting minutes, blogs, social media, directories, paper flyers, banners, posters, display cases, sandwich boards, bulletin boards, merchandising, calendars, thank you cards, etc