New York State
Recreation & Park Society

NYSRPS Annual Awards and Reconition

Each year the New York State Recreation and Park Society presents a series of awards that have become a coveted honor for the people and organizations singled out for their contributions to parks and recreation. These awards are an excellent opportunity to recognize the contributions of the variety of people who make New York's parks, recreation and therapeutic recreation facilities work at their best. The awards are given at the Annual Awards Presentation, held each year during the Annual Conference & Business Expo. Only current members of the New York State Recreation and Park Society are eligible to nominate qualified candidates. NYSRPS would like to see all of New York State represented in these awards and we rely on our membership to take a look around the office and community to nominate both the hardworking behind-the-scene organizers as well as our creative and inspirational leaders.


Nominations for non-members of NYSRPS are accepted, unless otherwise indicated by specific Award criteria. A deserving recipient may receive the same award once every 10 years. Nominations submitted by non-members will be disqualified. It is required that all nominations include images of the individual, organization, publication, facility or program for presentation purposes at the Awards Reception. NYSRPS Regional Partner and Affiliate award winner nominations (selected via local award ceremonies) must be submitted by the Regional Partner/Affiliate Chairperson. These nominations must be submitted together, in one package, and each entry must be accompanied by the official nomination form with award category indicated. The NYSRPS Awards Committee will be solely responsible for the review, evaluation, and selection of award winners. Nominators will be informed in writing of the decision of the Awards Committee prior to the Annual Conference. Decision of the committee will be final. All award entries will remain the property of the NYSRPS.


Simply complete all fillable form fields and when you click “Submit Nomination & Supporting Material” this fillable form will automatically be attached to an email (to Awards Committee) that you can attach additional supporting documentation to. Supporting documentation may include supporting letters, videos, pictures, news releases, flyers, or any other documentation you believe will enhance your nomination application.


The nomination form must be clearly and completely filled out and postmarked by the deadline indicated. Supplemental material such as supporting letters, videos, pictures, news releases, flyers, etc. will be accepted, but must be packaged together with the completed nomination form. Please submit six (6) copies of all nominations and supplemental materials to the NYSRPS Awards and Recognition Chairperson at the address listed on the nomination form.

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