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Welcome to the NRPA Awards online application portal


The 2022 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) awards program consists of the Innovation Awards, Spotlight Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships.

Award recipients are selected by the NRPA Awards and Scholarship Committee. Each award has specific eligibility criteria. All applicants must be current NRPA members.

The deadline for all submissions is March 25, 2022. 

To learn more about NRPA Awards, click here.

NRPA 2022 awards, scholarships and fellowships include:

NRPA Innovation Award
Innovation in Conservation Award 
Innovation in Health Award
Innovation in Park Design Award
Innovation in Social Equity Award

NRPA Spotlight Award
National Distinguished Professional Award
Robert M. Artz Advocate Award
Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award
RWJF–NRPA Award for Health Equity
Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Recreation and Park Research (next awarded in 2024)

NRPA Scholarships and Fellowships
NRPA Student Scholarships
NRPA Diversity Scholarships
Young Professional Fellowships

Robert W. Crawford Recreation and Park Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Induction

To learn more about all NRPA Awards, click here.

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