Our Parent Group of the Year search is under way, and we can’t wait to hear your stories! This year, we will be awarding a grand prize of $3,000 to one parent group, which our editors will select as Parent Group of the Year. We will also award eight $500 prizes to groups with outstanding stories in categories such as community service and family events.

Our Parent Group of the Year search is a great way to earn money for your school without a lot of work. Simply tell us your story in a format that works best for you, such as a Word document, video, collection of photos, or slideshow. The important thing is to include details about your program or programs so we can get a good sense of what it’s all about. 

When we wrap up our search, we announce the winners, share their stories, and share tips from all entries. This provides our entire community with lots of ideas to try at their schools. 

The search focuses on K-8 parent groups because that is our main audience, but high school groups may enter. 

The deadline for entries is June 1. When you submit your story, let us know which of the categories you are entering. (You can enter as many as you’d like). All groups are automatically considered for the $3,000 Parent Group of the Year award. 

The categories are: Outstanding Parent Group at a Small School, Outstanding Parent Group at a Private or Parochial School, Outstanding Focus on Academics and Enrichment, Outstanding Family Event, Outstanding Major Project or Program, Outstanding Outreach to a Diverse School Community, and Outstanding Community Service Project. In addition, we give a $500 Judges’ Choice Award for a group that has made an overall outstanding effort.

If you have additional questions on how to participate in our search,  check out our Frequently Asked Questions section on our Parent Group of the Year page. 

Go here to download our easy entry form.

Good luck, everyone!