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Awards of Excellence


The Local PTA and Council Awards of Excellence Program recognizes local PTAs, community PTAs, and councils whose level of effort in specific areas help them make a difference in their community. To participate in the Local PTA and Council Awards of Excellence Program, the PTA or council must meet the following standards:

  • Be in compliance with the requirements of the Standards of Affiliation (SOA). If the PTA or council was chosen for periodic review, all requirements must be in order.
  • The PTA must be up to date on membership dues payments to WSPTA.
  • The PTA must have at least 25 paid members (or an approved waiver) by October 31.
  • The PTA or council must have a president identified in the WSPTA membership database.

All submissions are due February 28, 2023.

The submission process is new this year. We encourage you to read this blog to learn more. All submissions may be accessed with this link.

Local PTAs, community PTAs, or councils may apply for the following awards:

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Advocacy Award of Excellence

The purpose of this 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?

Complete the online submittal form and review the details for this year’s submittal process.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Family and 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?

Complete the online submittal form and review the details for this year’s submittal process.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Outstanding Communication Strategy

The Outstanding Communications Strategy Award 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.

Complete the online submittal form and review the details for this year’s submittal process.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Outstanding Newsletter

The Outstanding Newsletter recognizes local PTA and council newsletters as they are an important and effective form of communication.

Complete the online submittal form and review the details for this year’s submittal process.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Outstanding Website

The Outstanding Website Award recognizes local PTA and council websites as effective forms of communication.

Complete the online submittal form and review the details for this year’s submittal process.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

PTAs Taking Significant Action

The purpose of the PTAs Taking Significant Action Award is to recognize the accomplishments of local PTAs and councils across the state that present programs, projects, and activities that show significant originality, involvement, potential, usefulness and results. These programs are things that other PTAs and councils may want to replicate.

Complete the online submittal form and review the details for this year’s submittal process.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Standards of Excellence

The Standards of Excellence Award is a tool to encourage the use of the best practices of PTA management. If your local PTA or council has not participated in awards, the Standards of Excellence is a great place to start. Participating in the Standards of Excellence could be used as a reporting tool to your members.

Standards of Excellence Best Practices Timeline

Complete the online submittal form and review the details for this year’s submittal process.

No application required

Outstanding PTA of the Year

2021-2022 Recipients:
Peter Kirk Elementary PTSA 2.8.45 – Primary PTA of the Year
Everett PTSA Council 7.3 – Secondary or Council PTA of the Year

2020-2021 Recipients:
Skyview Middle School PTSA 6.10.69 – Secondary PTA of Year
Mark Twain Elementary PTSA 2.8.65 – Primary PTA of the Year

WSPTA recognizes that this has been a tough year in so many ways. We want to offer you the opportunity to be acknowledged for all of your hard work.

The application process for the Outstanding PTA of the Year has been removed. Instead, the WSPTA Programs Committee will select the Outstanding PTA of the Year. Eligibility for consideration of the designation of Outstanding PTA of the Year will be based on all PTAs that earn a Standards of Excellence award.

WSPTA will select one elementary PTA and one secondary PTA for an Outstanding PTA of the Year Award. Each PTA will receive a $1,000 grant.


Past Recipients