Local PTA and Council Awards of Excellence

Group Awards and In Good Standing
To highlight the “best of the best”, a PTA/PTSA/council must be in good standing with WSPTA in order to participate. Specifically for the purpose of group awards, in good standing means:



If you have questions, please email WSPTA Program Director.

Celebrate Your PTA's Success with the Awards of Excellence!
The awards have a new name this year! The new and improved awards program is now called the Local PTA and Council Awards of Excellence (instead of Group Awards). Do you follow PTA best practices? We have an award for that! Do you have a great PTA website? We have an award for that! Do you have a great PTA program or event? We have an award for that!

The purpose of the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) awards and recognition program is to celebrate the work PTAs and councils do to make a difference for their communities. Awards and programs also help build awareness of the WSPTA mission and focus. When local PTAs and councils are recognized for the work they are doing, it builds pride in the community and helps people connect with PTA!

Local PTA and Council Awards of Excellence flier



Advocacy Award of Excellence
The purpose of this new award is to promote advocacy at local PTAs, community PTAs, and councils by recognizing programs, projects, and activities/events that increase awareness of and participation in advocacy issues at the school, local community, council, region, state, and national level. What does advocacy mean to your local PTA or council?
Scorecard and application

Family & Community Engagement Award of Excellence
The purpose of this award is to promote family and community engagement at local PTAs, community PTAs, and councils by recognizing programs, projects, and activities/events that increase family and community engagement and involvement. What does family and community engagement look like at your local PTA or council?
Scorecard and application

Outstanding Communication Strategy
Recognizes local PTA and council use of all forms of communication. Use of multiple forms of communication is important in reaching all of the membership and/or community served.
Scorecard and application

Outstanding Newsletter & E-blast Award
Recognizes local PTA and council newsletters and e-blasts, as both are important and effective forms of communication.
Scorecard and application

Outstanding PTA of the Year
Recognizes and honors those local PTAs and councils that, when compared to all others in their unique environment and within their own special circumstances, are the most representative examples that exemplify the purposes and mission of PTA.
Scorecard and application

Outstanding Website
Recognizes local PTA and council websites, as they are an important and effective form of communication.
Local & Community PTAs | Councils

PTAs Taking Significant Action
Recognizes the accomplishments of local PTAs and councils that present programs, projects, and activities showing originality, involvement, potential, usefulness, and results.
Scorecard and application

Standards of Excellence *New Platinum Level*
Recognizes and encourages the use of the best practices of PTA management. This award is a great place for all local PTAs and councils to start!
Local & Community PTAs | Council

Standards of Excellence Best Practices Timeline

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