Awards Committee


Honor individuals meeting the presented criteria for recognition of distinguished work performed in the leisure service field through the presentation of awards and publicizing the names of award recipients.


  1. To develop a campaign to inform the members of the WPRA awards and to encourage nominations for these awards.
  2. Publicize other related award programs such as the Gold Medal Award, NRPA/GLRC Awards program, etc.
  3. To update nomination forms, programs, rules, procedures and brochures as required.
  4. To keep individual records of the members current as to years of service in the field.
  5. To keep accurate records of all recipients of WPRA awards.
  6. To select recipients, submit them to the WPRA Board for approval, notify them in advance of the conference, and make presentations of awards at the Annual Conference.
  7. To make arrangements with the Conference Coordinator for meals, rooms, etc., if required for award recipients.
  8. To purchase necessary awards from a WPRA commercial member company, if possible, with WPRA's current logo intact.
  9. Submit press releases to appropriate publications for WPRA's primary award recipients.
  10. Submit a notice of award recipients to IMPACT magazine by November 15, for inclusion in the Winter issue.


  1. Evaluate the Fall Conference Awards Banquets and recommend any changes to the Board of Directors.
  2. Organize and print the Awards Banquet Program depicting the recipients of the Association and Section awards.
  3. Market the award categories to the WPRA membership through articles in PRMonthly and IMPACT.
  4. Continue to use the PRMonthly to insert and promote the following year's nominations for the State Association award categories.
  5. Review and update as needed, the Awards Committee Guidelines.
  6. Encourage Regions/Sections to nominate candidates for each of the Award categories.
  7. Review the Awards Outline that depicts what is needed for submitting needed information in each award category