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NRPS - Young Professional Award

The Young Professional Award recognizes the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of candidates who are 35 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2019, and be a member of NRPS. They must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a leader, instructor, supervisor, administrator, consultant, or a combination of these in the field of parks and recreation. The candidate should be an “up and coming leader” who possesses all of those qualities and skills that will eventually put them into top leadership roles.

The NRPS Awards Committee recommends completing your submission using a word processor and copying the information into this web form. This form cannot be stopped and restarted; it must be completed in a single attempt. 

For award criteria, CLICK HERE.
1. Submitting Individual Information *This question is required.
2. Nominated Individual *This question is required.
3. Candidate Qualification Checklist *This question is required.
4. Letter of Award Application
Please upload a letter explaining why your nominee should be considered for this professional award and what experience makes them qualified for this award. Nominations should be clear, concise and well written. *This question is required.

Please include applicable pictures, visuals, artwork, illustrations, etc. for the slide show presentation should your nominee be awarded The Young Professional Award.
Each photo should be labeled with the nominated individual's information.

6. Documentation:
Please provide detailed information and documents that support the criteria outlined in your letter.


7. Letter of support from agency administrator.
Although it is not required, and may not be applicable to all individuals sending award submissions, letters from your director can provide another perspective to the awards committee about what makes you an outstanding candidate.