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Award Details & Application Links

For complete details on each award, see the LAPTA Toolkit: Awards, Grants, & Contests.

Local PTA Units submit their advocacy efforts to LAPTA who offers a first and second place award. There are countless ways a PTA can advocate! See suggestions at the application link or in the LAPTA Toolkit Section 11: Advocacy.

Advocacy Award for
Local PTA Units

Deadline: March 1, 2024
Announced: April 20, 2024
Quantity Offered: 2

LAPTA accepts applications for our Student Advocacy Award program to recognize students who help to truly enhance public education. Students who are involved with civic engagement are the pillars of Louisiana’s future! 

Advocacy Award for
Students

Deadline: March 1, 2024
Announced: April 20, 2024
Quantity Offered: 2

A newsletter is a great way to exchange news and ideas to bring PTA members closer to each other, the school, the community, and all levels of PTA. Communicating information is a vital part of our personal and professional lives, and newsletters play a major role in that process. See the application in the Advocacy Toolkit for Judge's Rubric.

Outstanding Newsletter Award

Deadline: March 1, 2024
Announced: April 20, 2024
Quantity Offered: 3

The volunteers across Louisiana are truly the heart of the association. Recognize and thank that special person you know who goes above and beyond for all children, the one who acts as a tireless advocate for children’s education, health, and well-being by honoring them with a Volunteer of the Year Award. This award recognizes a volunteer who has made a positive impact on the school and its children. 

Volunteer of the Year Award

Deadline: March 22, 2024
Announced: April 20, 2024
Quantity Offered: 1

This award recognizes an outstanding Mentor PTA who assisted another PTA through guidance, planning ideas, monthly check-in, and leadership support. Mentors are upbeat, positive advocates who provide tools and direction to the Mentee PTA.  As we are all part of Louisiana, the success of one is the success of all. 

Mentor-a-PTA
Award

Deadline: March 22, 2024
Announced: April 20, 2024
Quantity Offered: 1

Annual Membership Awards

LAPTA has a goal of 13,013 members for our 101st year in 2023-24 and we need our Local PTA Units to help reach that goal! Qualification for awards is done without application. LAPTA uses the information on the Local PTA Unit Membership Reports emailed to submit@LouisianaPTA.org by April 1, 2023. The annual membership awards will be announced at the General Membership Meeting on April 20, 2023. All PTAs who qualify for the Platinum One Voice for Every Child Award enters into a drawing where two PTAs will win $500!

Super Grower Award

The one PTA with the greatest increase from the previous year.

Membership Marvel Award

Increase membership by at least 10% over the previous year.

Golden Apple Award

100% membership of teachers and administrators

Platinum 
One Voice for Every Child Award

Recruit members equal to 100% of student enrollment.

Gold
One Voice
for Every Child Award

Recruit members equal to 75% of student enrollment.

Silver
One Voice
for Every Child Award

Recruit members equal to 50% of student enrollment.

Monthly Membership Challenges

LAPTA has a goal of 13,013 members for our 101st year in 2023-24. LAPTA needs the support of the Local PTA Units to help reach that goal! To be eligible for awards, all PTAs must have Active Affiliation status. The qualifying PTA units will receive recognition and automatically be entered into a monthly drawing for $100!

Each PTA has a goal set by LAPTA. Email the Membership Chair at membershipchair@LouisianaPTA.org for your goal. To be eligible for awards, PTAs must have Active Affiliation status. The qualifying PTAs will be automatically determined by LAPTA. All qualifying PTAs will receive a certificate and enter into a monthly drawing for $100 to the PTA!

August Early Bird Award

Submit 25 members by August 31

plus all Officers are registered at LouisianaPTA.org/register.

September Head Start Award

Jump start the PTA with 50% or more of the previous year's PTA membership by September 30.

October Fall into PTA Award

Before you trick or treat, submit 31 new memberships by October 31.

November Geaux PTA Award

File Active Affiliation Report and get more than 75% of previous year’s PTA membership by Nov. 30.

December Lagniappe Award

Achieve 100% of previous year’s membership by December 31.

January Welcome Back Award

Keep up the momentum going with 10 new members by

January 31.

February Founders' Day Award

In honor of PTA Founders’ Day on February 17, add 17 new members by February 28.

March Madness Award

Make it a sweet sixteen by submitting dues for 16 new members by March 31.

LAPTA Toolkit: Awards, Grants, & Contests

Scroll through the PDF Viewer or download the entire Awards, Grants, & Contests Toolkit as a Word File or PDF. 

Index:

168  Awards, Grants, and Contests Summary

169  Monthly Membership Challenges

169  Annual Membership Awards

170  Red Ribbon Drug-Free Poster Contest

171  Reflections Theme Search Contest

172  Reflections Program

173  Outstanding PTA Newsletter Award

174  Advocacy Award for Local PTA Units

175  Advocacy Award for Students

176  Volunteer of the Year Award

177  Mentor-a-PTA Award

178  Apply for National PTA Grants

178  Louisiana PTA Grants

178  Top Grant Writing Tips

179  $750 Literacy Grant Application

180  $750 Healthy Minds Grant Application

181  $500 LAPTA Day of Service Grant Application

182  $500 Creative Teacher Grant Application

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