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2013 ADVOCACY AWARD NOMINATION FORM

 
 
State PTA Outstanding Advocacy Award


National PTA’s powerful voice is derived from the advocacy of individual PTA units on behalf of educational opportunity and well-being for all children. In recognition of the hard work and dedication of PTA members, National PTA will present an annual PTA Outstanding Advocacy Award to a State PTA this coming March at the 2013 National Legislative Conference.

The Outstanding Advocacy Award will be presented to a State PTA that, through their dedication, leadership and efforts positively affected legislative and/or regulatory policy compatible with PTA’s mission and goals.

The winning State PTA will receive two all-expense paid* trips to the 2013 Legislative Conference, and will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill. In addition, the winning PTA will receive $1,000.00, which may be used solely to cover direct expenses for PTA work.

* Expenses include and are limited to round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, conference registration and materials, and per-diem food expenses.*

The Legislation Committee and National PTA President will review all award nominations to determine winning PTA Unit.

The deadline for nomination is December 5, 2012. All submissions must be submitted online via this website.

If you have any questions about the award criteria or nomination process, please contact Mollie Van Lieu at mvanlieu@pta.org or 703-518-1240.

Award winners will be notified by mid-January 2013.

AWARD CRITERIA

The Outstanding Advocacy Award will be presented to a State PTA that, through their dedication, leadership and efforts positively affected legislative and/or regulatory policy compatible with PTA’s mission and goals. These efforts must be based on a statewide issue, involve working with multiple organizations or coalitions through grassroots collaboration, and contain a public awareness/advocacy training component for PTA members and the community at large. Nominations will be judged based on the point values assigned to each required question.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

Any PTA member may submit a nomination and state presidents may nominate their own state. Only State PTAs in good standing may be nominated.

Complete nominations will include:
• Information on Nominated State PTA;
• Contact Information for Individual submitting nomination;
• A brief narrative for five questions concerning the nominee's advocacy(500 words or less recommended per question); and
• At least one (maximum of 3) supplemental document illustrative of the Unit's advocacy efforts (i.e. OpEd, blog post, action alert, photo, legislative action plan, etc. - get creative!)

Please begin your nomination form by clicking the CONTINUE button below. Note that you are allowed to save and revisit your nomination prior to submission.

 
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