Awards & Grants

Exemplary Reading Program Award

The Exemplary Reading Program Award is sponsored by the International Literacy Association (ILA) to recognize outstanding reading and language arts programs at all grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Its purpose is to call the public’s attention to outstanding programs in schools throughout North America. Each participating state and province can choose one winning school.

All public, private, charter, and parochial schools in the United States and Canada are eligible for the award provided

  • The state or province in which the school is located has an Exemplary Reading Program Award Committee currently in place to judge program applications from that state or province
  • At least one faculty or staff member of that school is a current ILA member

Deadline: December 31

2025 Exemplary Reading Award Guidelines


2024 Chapter Awards Winners

For additional information, contact Chapter and Region Services.