Award of Excellence

A Program for State and Provincial Councils


The Award of Excellence is presented annually by the International Reading Association to state and provincial councils that have distinguished themselves through organizing and implementing a wide range of programs and activities in their state or province that (a) serve and support councils and members, (b) contribute to education, and (c) coincide with and support the programs and goals of the Association.


In order to qualify for the Award of Excellence, all reported officers of the state/provincial council must be members of the International Reading Association. Documented evidence showing how the state/provincial council has excelled in the three areas specified above must be submitted to IRA Headquarters.


All documentation must be sent electronically to IRA Headquarters by November 26, 2014. Only completed submissions can be accepted. Councils are encouraged to complete their applications prior to the due date, if possible.


State and Provincial councils participating in the Award of Excellence program must complete the appropriate number of required and optional items. Please complete the award submission form by clicking on the designated link below. Only a short summary is needed to support each criteria and should be combined into one document for each required/optional section in Parts I - III. Note: The uploaded file must be smaller than 50MB.

For additional information, contact Council Services.

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