PURPOSE: To recognize the most innovative and effective arts and humanities programs of parks, recreation and leisure service agency members of the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association. Through the state awards, recognition is given to both the importance of arts and humanities programs and to the agencies that provide them.
AWARDS: A plaque will be presented to the outstanding program in each of the five population categories at the Conference Awards Luncheon during the Carolinas Joint Conference in Greensboro this September.
ELIGIBILITY: The awards program is open to any park, recreation and leisure service agency in North Carolina. Agency must be a current member of the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association. Only one program entry per agency is allowed. The specific program nominated for award consideration must have been conducted August 2016 through July 2017.
ENTRIES Electronic submissions will only be accepted. Submission should include the following: completed application found below, narrative and appendix.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Deadline for submission is Friday, July 28 at 5pm. Winners will be notified mid-August.
JUDGING: Entries will be classified according to the population the program serves:
Class I 200,000 and over
Class II 75,000 to 199,999
Class III 25,000 to 74,999
Class IV 10,000 to 24,999
Class V Under 10,000
Entries will be judged on the basis of content, innovation, contribution to the community served, expansion of interest in the arts and humanities, etc. The official entry form indicates the points given to each category judged.
APPLICATION INFO AND GUIDELINES
Please complete the nominated program information and program narrative questions below. Make sure background information is program specific and self sufficient.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
You can not save and finish your work later, the application must be completed in 1 session. We strongly suggest you prepare your answers before filling out the application.
NOMINATED PROGRAM INFORMATION: (10% OF TOTAL POINTS) General information, statistics and financials.
NARRATIVE PART A: (10% OF TOTAL POINTS) A brief description of agency's overall arts and humanities program and relationship to the specific program nominated. Include the variety of activities offered; cross section of population served; length / duration of the program. Text, max length: 1500 characters.
NARRATIVE PART B: (60% OF TOTAL POINTS) Nature of the individual program nominated. Include the reason the program was established and/or implemented; inter-agency cooperation, if any; what community needs does the program address and/or fulfill; include any public / private partnerships. Is the planning process for the program unique to the agency? Text, max length: 4500 characters.
NARRATIVE PART C: (20% OF TOTAL POINTS) What has this specific program done to expand the interest in and awareness of the arts and humanities? What are future plans for the program? What efforts have been exerted to broaden the program's scope? Include specific examples and references. Text, max length: 3000 characters.
APPENDIX: Pictures, newspaper articles, fliers, etc. may be submitted to give the judges a comprehensive scope of nominated program. This information should be combined into ONE .pdf file and submitted as the appendix below.