National Awards

NRPA National Awards are presented to individuals and agencies to honor their efforts — both professional and personal — in the field of parks and recreation. Recipients are selected by the Awards & Scholarship Committee and are chosen for excellence in a variety of topics, including professional and voluntary service, programming, leadership, research and public outreach.

The NRPA National Awards includes 11 awards. The categories and criteria have been designed to be inclusive and significant to park and recreation.


Submit Applications for the 2016 National Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 National Awards. Please click on the link below for the official online submission form. A sample application form for each award is also provided. Applications must be received by March 20, 2016.