ILA Council Awards

ILA Honor Award

Award Purpose - The Honor Award annually recognizes local, student, and special interest councils that organize and conduct well-rounded programs serving the council members, the community, the state chapter, and the International Literacy Association.

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ILA Local Community Service Award

Award Purpose -

  • The Local Council Community Service Award honors a local, student, or special interest ILA council for outstanding service to its community and literacy.
    • Many unique ideas have been realized through such community projects.
    • Examples include information packets for parents of newborns, programs and materials for children and adults living in shelters, and reading promotion activities for the local library.
    • These projects reach beyond their immediate community and become models that others can adapt to meet literacy needs outside the classroom.

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ILA Celebrate Literacy Award

  • The Celebrate Literacy Award recognizes organizations, institutions, and individuals that have made significant literacy contributions at the local, state, or provincial level.
    • The hope is that the celebration will familiarize the public with literacy activities in the community and call attention to the work that is being done by the schools and the International Literacy Association to promote literacy worldwide.
  • This award may be presented by councils at any time during the year.
  • Contact Eric MacDonald, ILA Coordinator, at if you wish to use the ILA certificate and a pdf copy will be emailed to you. (Note that you should allow plenty of time for requests to be processed as ILA may not always have a current copy ready to be sent.)