LAPTA Awards

For LAPTA's 100th year, there are new awards that all reinforce our priorities and goals as an association. The awards are for membership, advocacy work by a PTA and by a student, Mentor-a-PTA program, Outstanding Newsletters, and Volunteer of the Year.

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LAPTA Toolkit: Awards, Grants, and Contests

View or download Awards, Grants, and Contests Toolkit - PDF or Word

View or download a specific section in the Toolkit:

  • Advocacy Awards - PDF or Word

  • Apply for National PTA Grants - PDF 

  • Centennial Button Pins - PDF

  • Creative Teacher $500 Grant Application - PDF or Word 

  • Day of Service $500 Grant Application - PDF or Word

  • Healthy Minds $750 Grant Application - PDF or Word

  • Louisiana PTA Grants Overview - PDF 

  • Love Louisiana Video Challenge & Sample Flyer - PDF or Word

  • Membership: Annual Awards - PDF or Word

  • Membership: Monthly Challenges - PDF or Word

  • Mentor-a-PTA Award - PDF or Word

  • National PTA $75 Convention Grant Application - PDF or Word

  • National PTA $75 Legislative Convention Grant - PDF or Word

  • Outstanding PTA Newsletter Award - PDF or Word

  • Reading & Literacy $750 Grant Application - PDF or Word

  • Reflections Program - PDF or Word

  • Reflections Theme Search Contest - PDF or Word

  • Safety Poster Contest & Sample Flyer - PDF or Word

  • Top Grant Writing Tips - PDF or Word

  • Volunteer of the Year Award - PDF or Word

Award Details & Application Links

Local PTAs can apply for the Outstanding Advocates for Children (OAC) or Be the Voice (BTV) advocacy awards. See the application for requirements and categories of advocacy work. Winners are announced on March 25 at the Centennial Celebration in Baton Rouge.

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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 at an early age are the pillars of Louisiana’s future! 

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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 for Judge's Rubric.

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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. 

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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. 

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Local PTA Units who qualify for monthly awards will automatically receive recognition and be entered into a monthly drawing for $100! See the monthly winners here.

LAPTA has big goals for its 100th year in 2022-23 and we need our Local PTA Units to help reach that goal! Qualification for awards is done without application. The annual membership awards will be announced at the General Membership Meeting on March 25, 2023.