Recognize the brightest stars in Illinois through the IPRA Awards & Recognition Program!
Designed to recognize the best-of-the-best in parks, recreation, and conservation, there are eight (8) conference awards and one (1) Section award. Conference awards are presented at the annual Soaring to New Heights Conference during the Awards Luncheon and the IPRA Annual Business Meeting. Section awards are recognized at Conference and presented at respective section meetings.

For a complete list of the 2019 Annual Conference Award winners, click here.

Conference Awards: 
 Young Professional of the Year  Community Impact  Outstanding Park or Facility  Exceptional Workplace
 Professional of the Year  Robert Artz  Outstanding Program or Event  Community Service

Section Award:

Section Distinguished Member

Agency Showcase:
Taking place annually at the Soaring to New Heights Conference, the Agency Showcase is a spirited competition spotlighting bright ideas exhibited by park, recreation, and conservation agencies. This professionally judged competition recognizes Illinois agencies for their marketing and communication efforts, ranging from print to multimedia.