Western District Awards

The Western District honors members for distinctive contributions to the profession and service to SHAPE America at the district and national level.

District and National Teacher of the Year Awards

  • Teacher of the Year (TOY) awards K-12 teachers of health, physical education, dance and adaptive physical education. Must be a state teacher of the year award recipient in order to be eligible to apply. Past state award winners CAN reapply for SHAPE TOY designation within 2 years of being recognized by their respective states.

Deadline for applications is September 15 of each year using the online application form (preferred) or to the Western District Awards Chair:
Cathy Fischer: dogfish@bresnan.net

Click here for application materials.

Click here for a list of past Northwest District TOY award recipients from 1991-2018.

Click here for a list of past Southwest District TOY award recipients

Western District Honor Award

  • The Honor Award is the highest recognition the Western District can bestow to an individual who is clearly outstanding in his/her profession with long and distinguished service to health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or sport.

Deadline for nominations is May 1 with applications due June 1 to the Western District Awards Chair:
Cathy Fischer: dogfish@bresnan.net

Click here for Western District Honor Award criteria, nomination, and application materials.

Click here for a list of past Southwest District Honor Award recipients from 1954-2018.

Western District Service Award

  • The Western District Service Award recognizes an individual or organization making a significant contribution to the Western District. This award shall be given when uniquely deserved and is therefore not necessarily an annual event and multiple awards may be given in any year. Any individual or organization is eligible to receive this award, in that SHAPE America membership is not a prerequisite, though exceptional leadership and/or service should be exhibited.

Deadline for nominations is May 1 with applications due June 1 to the Western District Awards Chair:
Cathy Fischer: dogfish@bresnan.net

Click here for Western District Service award criteria, nomination, and application materials.

Click here for a list of past Northwest District Service Award recipients from 1991-2018.

Western District College/University Health, Physical Education, Adaptive Physical Education and/or Dance Education Professional of the Year Award

  • This award honors a college/university professional in health, physical education, adaptive physical education or dance pedagogy.

Deadline for nominations is May 1 with applications due June 1 to the Western District Awards Chair:
Cathy Fischer: dogfish@bresnan.net

Click here for Western District College/University Professional of the Year Awards criteria, nomination, and application materials.

Click here for a list of past Northwest District College/University Professional of the Year recipients from 1991-2018.

Western District Scholars Award

  • This award recognizes individuals from the Western District who enrich the depth and scope of health, leisure, sport and movement related activities by generating research and disseminating findings to the profession and the public.

Deadline for nominations is May 1 with applications due June 1 to the Western District Awards Chair:
Cathy Fischer: dogfish@bresnan.net

Click here for Western District Scholar Award criteria, nomination, and application material.

Click here for a list of past Southwest District Scholar Award recipients from 1986-2018.

Western District Presidential Citation Award

  • Presidential Citation Awards are given in recognition and appreciation of individuals and/or organizations that have played a significant role in the development of the profession, advocacy for the mission of the Western District and/or support for the President in their leadership role.
  • Citations are awarded on the recommendation of the current Western District President and on approval of the Board.

Click here for a list of past Northwest District Presidential Citation recipients.

Additional SHAPE America (National) Recognition Awards

All SHAPE America members have the privilege of submitting nominees for each award offered by SHAPE America. Twenty awards cover distinctive contributions to the profession and are presented annually at the National Convention & Expo.

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Click here for application materials and instructions.

Deadline for nominations is October 15 of each year.

 

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