The Educational Program Excellence Award recognizes excellence in the creation and implementation of specific educational programs, activities and events that are developed to change the attitudes and/or behaviors of appropriate target audiences regarding solid waste management issues. Examples appropriate for this category include (but are not limited to):
- Public education campaigns targeted at changing specific attitudes or behaviors
- Youth education (including facility tours and school presentations)
- Adult and teacher education (including workshops or seminars)
- Special events that raise awareness about an issue or encourage participation in a voluntary program (but are not intended to sell a product or service)
This category is not for comprehensive organizational education efforts, which should be submitted as an awareness campaign in that category. It is intended for specific educational projects or activities.
The Educational Program Excellence Award was formerly the Public Education Excellence Award.