2014 Advocacy Awards
Now Accepting Nominations!
National PTA is pleased to recognize outstanding advocacy on behalf of every child at the 2014 National PTA Legislative Conference. The PTA Advocacy Awards highlight advocacy work in the following categories:
- Shirley Igo Award: Outstanding individual advocate
- Youth Advocate: A high school or college student
- Local Outstanding Advocacy Award: Local/district/regional units
- State Outstanding Advocacy Award: State PTA affiliate
NEW THIS YEAR: Winners in the Shirley Igo and Youth Advocate categories will become PTA Ambassadors with opportunities to promote PTA. For more information, please see the nomination descriptions.
Awards will be presented during the National PTA Legislative Conference March 11-13, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Any active PTA member may submit a nomination. Nominations must be submitted by December 19, 2013. Award winners will be notified by mid-January.
Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Ambassador Award
The 2014 Shirley Igo Advocate of the Year Ambassador Award will be presented to an individual PTA member, who through their leadership and advocacy efforts, affected federal policy priorities within PTA’s annual Public Policy Agenda. Shirley was a model of public service and volunteerism throughout her life. She was an impassioned and compassionate leader, dedicated to moving PTA forward and committed to ensuring that others would follow. Submit a nomination.
Outstanding Youth Advocacy Ambassador Award
The 2014 Outstanding Youth Advocacy Ambassador Award will be presented to a young person—who—through his or her creativity, leadership, and dedication, has positively affected policy or change in his or her school or community in a way that aligns with PTA’s mission and goals. Submit a nomination
Local/District/Regional PTA Outstanding Advocacy Award
The 2014 Local Outstanding Advocacy Award will be presented to a local, district, council or regional 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 include an education/learning component for PTA members and the community-at-large. Working with multiple organizations or coalitions through grassroots collaboration is preferred. Submit a nomination
State PTA Outstanding Advocacy Award
The 2014 State 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. Submit a nomination
PTA Congressional Voice for Children Award
The PTA Congressional Voice for Children Award is given to two Members of Congress each year (bicameral, bipartisan) in recognition of outstanding leadership related to child and education advocacy. Congressional award winners are nominated and selected by the National PTA Legislation Committee and National PTA President.