California’s PTA Spotlight Awards

This awards program recognizes the achievements of local units and councils in several categories.

To be eligible for the PTA Unit/Council Spotlight Award, a unit must qualify for the Ready, Set … Remit! Award in the year in which it applies for the award, and its bylaws must be current.

Units and councils may apply for multiple categories, even for the same program. Each category applied for should have a separate application form, as the distinct characteristics of that particular category should be highlighted. Units have the opportunity to submit application forms for any or all of the following categories:

Programs for Student Achievement Award
Environmental Award
Family Engagement Award
Membership and Outreach Award
Collaboration Award
Advocacy Award
Student Involvement Award

Councils have the opportunity to submit application forms for any or all of the following categories:

Leadership Development

Fundraising programs are not eligible.

The winners will be notified in March. Winners will receive two paid registrations to the California State PTA Convention and $100 gift certificate for the PTA Store at convention. Winners will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop at the California State PTA Convention. Awards will be presented on stage at the California State PTA Convention. Other expenses are the responsibility of the winning unit or attendee.

All applications must be signed by your council and district president and received in the California State PTA office by 5:00 on February 1. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

To apply, complete the PTA Unit/Council Spotlight Award Application available in English and Spanish.

Responses to questions should be typed and numbered, and the total narrative should not exceed 1,000 words in total per category/application form.

Attach up to a maximum of three additional single-sided pages of supplemental information. Letters of recommendation are not necessary. Supplemental materials must not be larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″.

No folders, sheet protectors, colored paper or three-dimensional attachments.

Unauthorized use of copyrighted materials is prohibited.

Submit original application.

The PTA Unit/Council Spotlight Award is solely a California State PTA program.

The California State PTA Unit Spotlight Award winners will not be forwarded to National PTA. Units also may apply through channels for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Awards by following National PTA’s Award criteria. The application is posted on the National PTA website at

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