Enter Worthy Recipients for NPPS' Yearly Awards

Ahren's Playground Safety Advocate of the Year Award

Do you know someone who you think deserves the Ahren's Playground Safety Advocate of the Year award? Do you know someone that is helping keep our nation's playgrounds safe? Do you know someone that has made a difference with your playground?

NPPS would like to recognize individuals for their dedication to making children safe on playgrounds by awarding someone as this year's Playground Safety Advocate of the Year!

Nominate someone you know for the Ahren's Playground Safety Advocate of the Year Award by emailing us a name with a rational regarding why this person should be considered for this award at playground-safety@uni.edu. Please notify us by March 30, 2013.

John Preston Playground Safety Award

The National Program for Playground Safety has created the John Preston Safe Playground Award. This award is in honor of John Preston, a tireless worker for the safety of children, and will be given annually to an organization or agency who exemplifies the care and concern for children by creating safe play environments!

John was an engineer for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. He was responsible for compiling the CPSC Handbook for over 20 years, (2) being sure that appropriate research occurred at CPSC regarding playground safety; (3) contributing to all of the ASTM Playground Standards and after careful and thoughtful consideration made significant contributions; and (4) serving faithfully on the National Program for Playground Safety Board of Directors for 9 years.

Nominate an organization/agency for the John Preston Playground Safety Award by emailing us an organization or agency with a rationale regarding why they should be considered for this award at playground-safety@uni.edu. Please notify us before March 30, 2013.