Public Education Award Submissions Are Due July 1st!

Educator-Resources-PE-AwardIt is that time of year again for our annual Public Education Award!  The Public Education Department seeks to acknowledge the efforts of those working to engage, facilitate, and convey the ongoing importance of the relationships between people and canines through education and outreach.  The winning club will receive a $500 award and a plaque to be presented at a future Club event.  All AKC Clubs that have an active Public Education Coordinator are eligible to apply for this award.

To apply for this award, a club must submit the following by email to on or before July 1st, 2019:

  • Submit name and contact information (email and phone number) of Club’s Public Education Coordinator.
  • Essay (500 words or less) that answers the following: How has your club positively contributed to the education of the public about the ongoing importance of relationships between people and canines?
  • List of Public Education outreach activities conducted in the past year and any available pictures of the activities.

For a list of Public Education Outreach examples, please visit the AKC Public Education Award website at

A committee of AKC employees will vote on the winner using the following criteria: eligibility of club per requirements and evidence of active Public Education outreach. A club is only eligible to win this award every two years.

Please email with questions or concerns.  We look forward to receiving your submissions!