Apply for PLA Awards

Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination for a PLA Award. We value this opportunity and the generosity of our sponsors to recognize the individuals and organizations that shine in the public library world. The 2017 nomination period closed December 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central.

PLA Award Applicants grant PLA/ALA authorization to use application content, award acceptance speeches, recordings, photos, and all other materials arising from the award application and acceptance process.

PLA Award Juries will select winning submissions at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and announce results in February 2017. Most awards will be presented and/or disbursed at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding awards, please contact PLA at 800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA (5752) or