Awards of Excellence
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! 

​Click on the award title for each application information and judging form.

Submissions were due on March 14, 2024



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?”

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?”

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.”

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

Outstanding PTA of the Year
“The Outstanding PTA of the Year Award identifies and honors those PTAs that, when compared to all others in their unique environment and within their own special circumstances, are the most representative examples of PTAs that exemplify the purposes and mission of PTA. There are three categories: Elementary and Secondary/Community PTA/Council.” There is no longer an application process for Outstanding PTA of the Year. The WSPTA Programs Committee selects the Outstanding PTA of the Year.

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

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.”

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

For more information, click HERE for the Washington State PTA website for Awards of Excellence.