WRPA Spotlight Awards: Program Excellence

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Spotlight Awards highlight excellence and achievements in the field of parks and recreation by honoring the amazing efforts of public agencies. Program Excellence Awards honor achievements in the delivery of parks and recreation programs and services.

Award Categories

Health & Wellness - Programs, initiatives or special events that promote healthy lifestyles and community wellness
Innovative Programming - Programs, initiatives or special events that are unique and cutting edge
Other Programs, Initiatives, or Special Events

Eligibility Requirements

  • Programs that occurred during the past two years and have not received prior recognition under this awards category
  • Must be a member of WRPA to submit a nomination and to be eligible to win

Evaluation Criteria

  • Successfully addressed a community or regional service need
  • Effectiveness of the program or initiative

Nomination Process

Selection criteria allow the Awards Committee to honor people, programs, and projects of various scale and size. Agencies are encouraged to submit nominations that resulted in a beneficial, or positive impact on their community. Multiple winners may be selected.

  • Complete the online nomination form above, where you will be asked to provide the following information:
    • Contact information for nomination
    • Name of the program or initiative
    • The year the program or initiative took place
    • A description of the program or initiative
    • The primary goal of the program or initiative and whether or not the goal was met
  • In your confirmation email, you will receive a link to upload a maximum of three photos or graphics to the WRPA office for the award category you are applying for. Be sure to name your files with the title of your program name:
    • Health & Wellness
    • Innovative Programming
    • Other Programs, Initiatives, or Special Events
  • Video footage is highly encouragedIn your confirmation email, you will receive a link to upload a maximum of one video to the WRPA office for the award category you are applying for to be no more than 2imin. Be sure to name your files with the title of your program name:
    • Health & Wellness
    • Innovative Programming
    • Other Programs, Initiatives, or Special Events
Return to Awards Page to Nominate