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Council Achievement Awards and Distinguished Council Award

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Literacy
Councils for Outstanding Community Engagement

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Awards to USA, Canada, and International literacy councils for outstanding achievement in the areas of community engagement, teacher empowerment, and public awareness. An Intent to Participate is due December 15, 2017. The awards are intended to promote education and fight illiteracy in local communities.

One award will be given in each of the following three categories:

Teacher Empowerment Achievement Award
This award embodies the work councils do to promote professional development and growth opportunities for educators within their state. The winner of this award will have developed and implemented high quality professional development for educators with documented measures of success.

Community Engagement Achievement Award
This award showcases the relationships built within the State/Province with local businesses, schools, and/or other nonprofit agencies to promote their literacy initiatives in their communities. The winner of this award will have documented evidence of success, while involving the community to support council activities.

Public Awareness Achievement Award
This award signifies the State/Provincial Councils ability to effectively educate the general public and policy makers within the State/Province as well as bring attention to larger literacy issues. The winner of the award will have clearly shared their efforts publicly (news/press coverage is preferred) as well as brought awareness to issues that affect literacy within the State/Province and promotes the council in a positive light.

The fourth award, ILA’s Distinguished Council Award, showcases a State/Provincial Council’s outstanding accomplishments in achieving the criteria for all three of the above categories in their current Council programming.

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GrantWatch ID#: 157055

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Every State/Provincial council is encouraged to apply for the ILA Council Achievement Awards.

Pre-Application Information:

Councils interested in being considered for all or any of these awards will be judged based on a video submission that should highlight the council’s accomplishments as well as a 300-word narrative. Councils will be judged by members of the ILA staff and Board. Judges will use the narrative and video submitted by the council to determine the finalists for these prestigious awards.

Four overall finalists will be selected, and one winner will be selected in each of the three achievement categories. One overall winner will be selected as the ILA Distinguished Council winner for excelling Transforming Lives Through Literacy in all three areas. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony held during the ILA Annual Conference.

The ILA Council Poster Session will allow councils to highlight the activities they have participated in during the past year, as well as highlight their accomplishments overall.

The Intent to Participate form for the ILA Council Achievement Awards and the ILA Council Poster Session is due to ILA headquarters no later than December 15, 2017.

All video submissions for the above awards are due to ILA headquarters no later than April 15, 2018.

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International Literacy Association
PO Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
800.336.7323 (U.S. and Canada)
302.731.1600 (all other countries)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.