Spotlight Awards: Share Your Accomplishments

PTA members bring innovative services to our kids and schools each and every day. California State PTA wants to hear about your amazing accomplishments. PTA Unit/Council Spotlight Awards recognize successful programs that are planned, organized, and implemented by our local PTAs. The awards also provide the opportunity to share your model program with other PTA leaders at a California State PTA Convention workshop or a virtual PTA meeting.

All PTA units and councils can apply for an award in the following categories:

  • Advocacy: Advocating on behalf of all children at the school, community, state or national level. 
  • Collaboration: Developing strong partnerships to connect individuals, enhance student learning, assist school and families, as well as involve community stakeholders.
  • Communication: Maintaining effective and open communication with members. 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Adopting programs and practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Only PTA units can apply for an award in the following categories:

  • Environmental: Promoting conservation and environmental awareness on campus.
  • Family Engagement: Promoting student success with family engagement in students’ education.
  • Membership and Outreach: Increasing membership while raising awareness of PTA’s mission and the value of membership that involves all stakeholders.
  • Programs for Student Achievement: Implementing programs to support student achievement.
  • Student Involvement: Increasing student involvement and participation in all aspects of PTA.

Only PTA councils can apply for Leadership Development Awards for boosting leadership capacity and development in order to ensure long-term growth and enhance your council PTA’s effectiveness.

The deadline to apply for the Spotlight Awards is Friday, March 15. Visit the Leaders website under the Programs tab to learn more details on how you can apply. To view previous Spotlight Award winners, visit the Spotlight Awards page.

We look forward to hearing about your accomplishments and celebrating your dedication to supporting students, families, and communities!