Previous Award Winners

Each year SORP recognizes and honors individuals and groups for their outstanding accomplishments in the field of outdoor recreation planning, management, research, and policy, as well as in service to SORP. We have a list of previous award winners , please check them out here.


Candace Gallagher
Conference Coordinator
(530) 645-3096

Happening Now:

The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Awards to be presented at the National Outdoor Recreation Conference in South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada from May 2024. The awards luncheon will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at the Tahoe Blue Event Center. Awardees are highly encouraged to attend the awards ceremony at the 2024 National Outdoor Recreation Conference to be recognized and accept their award in person.


The awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of outdoor recreation planning, management, research, and policy.


View the Call for Award Nominations.
Deadline February 1, 2024. 


The two awards that are open for nominations are:

  • Individual Service Award
  • Project Excellence Award


Each individual service and project excellence award nomination will be evaluated based on its advancement of SORP’s six values. Awards can be self-nominated, or nominated by a peer, supervisor, or fan! SORP strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, all Peoples of Color, members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and women to self-nominate and/or nominate their peers. 


Please view the Call for Award Nominations linked above with complete award category details prior to completing and submitting your nominations to learn more.