Membership Awards:

This award will be available after September 1, 2018.

  • The 500+ PTA Service Club

    Nominate any person who has been a member of a local unit, a county council unit or a state PTA unit for at least 25 years. Twenty (20) honorees will be chosen; past Florida PTA Presidents will be automatically inducted without having to be nominated. Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • MEMBERSHIP: Participatory-Recognition

    Faculty members include principals, deans, teachers, librarians/media specialists, counselors, and any other instructional staff at the school. Faculty membership must be reported and dues must be received in the state office before May 1 to qualify.
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Membership dues must have already been paid prior to the submission of this application. Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • MEMBERSHIP: Participatory-Recognition

    This certificate will be given to the local PTA that has a majority of its faculty as members but, for some reason, cannot achieve the 100% Faculty Award. Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Faculty = (Principal, Assistant Principals, Deans, Teachers, Media Specialists, and Counselors)
  • Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Membership dues must have already been paid prior to the submission of this application. Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • F/K/A 100% MEMBERSHIP AWARD

    PTA membership equal to the number of families represented in the school, on day five of the new school year, will earn this certificate. These are the guidelines for determining 100% membership award if school cannot supply number of families with children involved: 75% of students for K-5 (6 year schools); 75% of students for K-8 (7-9 year schools); 80% of students for 3-4 year schools; 85% of students for 2 year schools; 95% of students for single grade centers. Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Membership dues must have already been paid prior to the submission of this application.
  • MEMBERSHIP: Participatory-Recognition

    PTA seeks to bring into closer relations the school and community (i.e., places of worship, businesses, community leaders, etc.). This award will be given to those PTAs with at least twenty-five (25) members from the community. Parents/guardians who serve in community positions are excluded from this count. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Membership dues must have already been paid prior to the submission of this application. Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • MEMBERSHIP: Recognition

    PLEASE NOTE: Apply for one award, not all three. See qualifications regarding award eligibility.
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • PTA membership equal to the number of families represented in the school, on day five of the new school year, can qualify for this award. These are the guidelines for determining 100% membership award if school cannot supply number of families with children involved: 75% of students for K-5 (6 year schools) 75% of students for K-8 (7-9 year schools) 80% of students for 3-4 year schools 85% of students for 2 year schools 95% of students for single grade centers.
  • Membership dues must have already been paid prior to the submission of this application.
  • Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • MEMBERSHIP: Participatory-Recognition

    PTAs that recruit ten to twenty-four members who are grandparents of students attending that particular school will receive a Grandparent Silver Membership Award. Those PTAs that recruit twenty-five or more grandparent members will receive the Grandparent Gold Membership Award. DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations
    Indicate whether applying for gold or silver award.
  • Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Membership dues must have already been paid prior to the submission of this application. Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • History Walk of Fame

    Someone special can be honored by having their name inscribed on a brick that will be added to the Brick Walk of Fame at the Florida PTA State Office in Orlando. Thirteen (13) characters total per line. Make sure the information you provide is complete and accurate for the printing of the brick. In Honor/In Memory Of:
  • Email of Recipient (enter none if in memory of deceased)
  • (Example: A PTA or a person honoring someone else)
  • You must mail your payment immediately upon completion of this application. Enter the date you are processing this application and mailing payment. MAIL TO: Florida PTA, 1747 Orlando Central Parkway, Orlando, FL 32809
  • Honorary State Life

    An Honorary State Life Membership is given for meritorious and outstanding service on behalf of children and youth. For $75 the recipient will receive a Certificate, Pin and Wallet ID Card (add $7 for a leatherette frame). An appropriate acknowledgement will be mailed to the honoree or to the family of the deceased informing them of your gift to the Florida PTA. The amount is not mentioned. Unless otherwise specified, the net proceeds from your contribution will go into the Scholarship Fund, after covering expenses. Make sure the information you provide is complete and accurate for the printing of the certificate.
  • Email of Recipient (enter none if in memory of deceased)
  • (Example: A PTA or a person honoring someone else)
  • You must mail your payment immediately upon completion of this application. Enter the date you are processing this application and mailing payment. MAIL TO: Florida PTA, 1747 Orlando Central Parkway, Orlando, FL 32809
  • MEMBERSHIP: Participatory-Recognition

    Any local unit with five (5) of its own past presidents as current members is eligible for this award. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • LIST THE FIVE PAST PRESIDENTS WHO ARE CURRENT MEMBERS: (Only list names ONCE, even if office was held multiple times).
  • Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office. Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • President's Award of Honor

    Recognize educators, volunteers, students, individual and/or businesses that make a difference for children. For $30, each honoree will receive a certificate from Florida PTA and his/her name will be on display at the Florida PTA State Office. (The recipient must already have a Florida PTA Honorary Life Membership to be eligible.) Make sure the information you provide is complete and accurate for the printing of the certificate.
  • (Example: A PTA or a person honoring someone else)
  • You must mail your $30.00 payment immediately upon completion of this application. Enter the date you are processing this application and mailing payment. MAIL TO: Florida PTA, 1747 Orlando Central Parkway, Orlando, FL 32809
  • MISSION-VISION: Participatory-Recognition

    This award recognizes PTA volunteer activities, and will be given to local PTA units who report PTA volunteer hours equal to twice the number of their school enrollment. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office. Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MEMBERSHIP: Participatory-Recognition

    This award will be presented to local units who focus on engaging fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, mentors, business partners, etc. Local units that increase their male membership by twenty-five (25) members are eligible for this award. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Membership dues must have already been paid prior to the submission of this application. Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Participatory-Recognition

    This award recognizes PTA volunteer activities, and will be given to local PTA units who report PTA volunteer hours equal to twice the number of their school enrollment. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office. Bylaws must be updated within 3 years.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.

Judged Awards:

  • MISSION-VISION: Judged-Recognition

    This award is given to the PTA units that are promoting and supporting activities that advocate for students; changing laws, processes, or methods to better the lives of every child. These activities must encompass the mission and purpose of PTA. Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Describe your PTA Advocacy program/project/event below.
  • Drop files here or
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via e-mail.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Participatory-Recognition

    This award will be presented to the PTA(s) that best capture the President's vision of serving ALL children because they are OUR childre. During her installation, Florida PTA President Linda Kearschner said, "We cannot, we will not, let the potential of any student go to waste. Our future is tied to the success of all students". This award is intended to celebrate those PTAs that have successfully focused efforts to bring equity and opportunity to every child by supporting the underserved children of our state. Please complete this application and let us know how your PTA has made a difference in the lives of vulnerable children - children in foster care, children living in poverty or facing homelessness, children in the juvenile justice system, children touched by mental illness, gun violence or other trauma, immigrant or non-English speaking children, children with disabilities, etc. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Please enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Please give an overview (500 words or less) of your program/event to include the following items: why this program/event was chosen, sources of materials for presentations/distribution, how did it meet the PTA goals, was the community involved and how.
  • Drop files here or
    Scan, save, and upload any program materials or media coverage (up to 7 pages).
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • This award is given to PTA units that promote activities which convey how PTA supports diversity and inclusion in our schools as well as our communities, by bringing together a wide range of students, parents, and the community for the good of the school. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via e-mail.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Judged-Recognition

    This award is given for programs that support, promote and are geared towards protecting the environment. DEADLINE to apply: MAY 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Drop files here or
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via e-mail.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Judged Recognition

    This award is given to PTA units that promote literacy among students, families, and the community; support the Media Center with activities that help make students better readers, writers, and thinkers; and advance the ideals of learning through the written word. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Participatory-Recognition

    This award will be presented to an elementary or K-8 PTA, a middle or high school PTA/PTSA for outstanding achievement. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Drop files here or
  • Enter the date the budget was approved by general membership.
  • Was your PTA/PTSA represented at the following?
    If yes, list the number attended below. If no, enter 0 for the amount below.
    If yes, list the number attended below. If no, enter 0 for the amount below.
    If yes, list the number attended below. If no, enter 0 for the amount below.
    If yes, enter the number attended below. If no, enter 0 for the amount below.
  • Does your PTA provide the following for your board members?
    If yes, list the number attended below. If no, enter 0 for the amount below.
    If yes, list the number attended below. If no, enter 0 for the amount below.
  • Enter the date books were audited/approved.
  • Upload additional special service project documents below.
  • Drop files here or
  • Upload additional documents if necessary below
  • Drop files here or
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Participatory-Recognition

    This award is to recognize good local unit and county council programs that may be duplicated as best practices. The program must be a minimum of thirty minutes and should be issue oriented. DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Participatory-Recognition

    This award is given to a local unit PTA that adopted another PTA. The PTA must provide a helping hand to the adopted PTA by any of the following means: training, leadership, or financial support. The purpose is to provide assistance to the adopted PTA in the implementation of PTA values and goals. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Judged-Recognition

    This award is to recognize a school administrator who is supportive, helpful, and personally involved in the PTA. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Explain how your administrator supports the PTA Board's leadership (i.e. encourage PTA to receive training, council and state events).
  • Explain how your administrator supports the PTA activities/programs on a regular basis.
  • Check whether your administrator participates in PTA/PTSA activities in the following ways:
  • Brief summary (limited to 10 sentences) of the administrator's role in the PTA, including: participation and contributions to the PTA and its programs, leadership, assistance and encouragement of the PTA and its programs.
  • Brief summary (limited to 10 sentences) of the impact of the administrator on students, parents, and other faculty. Why is this administrator outstanding?
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Judged-Recognition

    PTA has always advocated for children's safety and well-being. This award is to recognize the PTA units that offer effective safety programs which provide students, parents, and communities with information on keeping children safe. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Please enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Describe all safety programs and activities conducted during current membership year.
  • Describe all safety information provided that was used as Safety Awareness Tip.
  • i.e. D.A.R.E., SAFE KIDS, National Fire Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention, Red Ribbon Week, ETC
  • Drop files here or
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Judged-Recognition

    This award will be given to the PTA unit that publishes an outstanding newsletter. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Participatory-Recognition

    This award is given to a middle or high school units and county councils who have transitioned from PTA to PTSA within the last year, and have defined student representative positions, thus furthering student involvement. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Please enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION:Judged-Recognition

    This award is given to a student at the local or county council level who has made significant contributions through leadership/service. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Judged-Recognition

    The purpose of this award is to generate and increase student involvement in middle or high school and county council PTA/PTSA units. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Please enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • Provide your PTA/PTSA's goals for student involvement and how you achieved them. (Worth 15 points)
  • Describe your PTA/PTSA's programs that involved students. Include timelines, goals, plans of work, evaluations, etc. (Worth 15 points)
  • Describe your PTA/PTSA's most outstanding program that involved students. (Worth 25 points)
  • Explain how students were involved in planning and implementation of your PTA/PTSA'a activities. Provide specific examples. (Worth 15 points)
  • How did your PTA/PTSA recruit student members? What effort did you make to retain them? (Worth 15 points)
  • Explain how student involvement has benefited your PTA/PTSA and its members.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a phone number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.
  • MISSION-VISION: Participatory-Recognition

    A PTA must submit an application for a particular group of students, five or more, who have participated in a community service project that they feel is worthy of notice. This group of students does not need to be affiliated directly with the school or the PTA unit applying on their behalf. DEADLINE to apply: May 1, 2019
  • (As listed on your Bylaws - No abbreviations)
  • Bylaws must be current to receive this award. Please enter the date your Bylaws were approved by the state office.
  • All principals of winning schools will be notified via email.
  • Please provide a number where you can be reached after hours or during the summer if needed.