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.
- To develop a campaign to inform the members of the WPRA awards and to encourage nominations for these awards.
- Publicize other related award programs such as the Gold Medal Award, NRPA/GLRC Awards program, etc.
- To update nomination forms, programs, rules, procedures and brochures as required.
- To keep individual records of the members current as to years of service in the field.
- To keep accurate records of all recipients of WPRA awards.
- 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.
- To make arrangements with the Conference Coordinator for meals, rooms, etc., if required for award recipients.
- To purchase necessary awards from a WPRA commercial member company, if possible, with WPRA's current logo intact.
- Submit press releases to appropriate publications for WPRA's primary award recipients.
- Submit a notice of award recipients to IMPACT magazine by November 15, for inclusion in the Winter issue.
- Evaluate the Fall Conference Awards Banquets and recommend any changes to the Board of Directors.
- Organize and print the Awards Banquet Program depicting the recipients of the Association and Section awards.
- Market the award categories to the WPRA membership through articles in PRMonthly and IMPACT.
- Continue to use the PRMonthly to insert and promote the following year's nominations for the State Association award categories.
- Review and update as needed, the Awards Committee Guidelines.
- Encourage Regions/Sections to nominate candidates for each of the Award categories.
- Review the Awards Outline that depicts what is needed for submitting needed information in each award category