Joy of Effort Award

The Joy of Effort Award honors individuals who, by performance and style, have personified the concept that the effort made to enrich the goals and objectives of health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport is a labor of love, inspired by commitment and dedication.

The recipient shall:
Eligibility
  • Be a current member of SHAPE America and shall have held such membership for at least three (3) years.
Award Criteria
  • Demonstrate accomplishment in more than one of the following areas: 1) teaching, coaching, and/or administration; 2) involvement in state, regional, and/or national professional associations; 3) scholarly activities such as professional presentations and contributions to research and/or service journals; 4) overall leadership to the field.
  • Personify the concept that the effort made to enrich the goals and objectives of health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport is a labor of love, inspired by commitment and dedication.

To Submit a Nomination:

Read the general requirements. Include the following in the award submission:

  • Curriculum vita (CV) not to exceed 10 pages. Reviewers will not read more than 10 pages.
  • Two (2) letters of support from nominators. Letters should specifically address the criteria for the award and how the person qualifies.
  • Biographical sketch (250-300 words)
Apply for an Award


Deadline is October 15. Submit via mail or email to:

SHAPE America Awards
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
awards@shapeamerica.org