About National Awards

Government Relations Activist

Nomination form

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who have provided exceptional accomplishments at the Chapter and/or national level regarding government relations activities
  • To acknowledge and promote achievement(s) deserving of said recognition

History

  • Award established in 1996
  • To be given annually
  • Award is selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • There may be more than one (1) recipient in a given year
  • Recipient(s) name(s) are engraved on a plaque at the National Office

Qualifications

  • Recipient(s) does not have to be a member of AMTA or a massage therapist
  • Recipient(s) may have participated at the National and/or Chapter level in government relations
  • Recipient(s) shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Recommended by the Awards Committee
  • Approved by the Executive Committee

Humanitarian

Nomination form

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who is an AMTA member
  • To acknowledge the “heart” of massage in action

History

  • Award established in 1996
  • To be given annually
  • Award is selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • There may be more than one (1) recipient in a given year
  • Recipient(s) name(s) are engraved on a plaque at the National Office

Qualifications

  • Active AMTA member for at least one (1) year
  • In good standing at the time of award consideration
  • Volunteer work, which may or may not include massage, done in the larger community.  Including but not limited to: charity, church, supporting the arts, working with children, disabled, needy, sick, homeless, elderly, community outreach to populations for who massage is otherwise difficult to obtain; fundraising for same, consciousness raising, relief efforts
  • Recipient shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Recommended by the Awards Committee
  • Approved by the Executive Committee

National Meritorious

Nomination form

Purpose

  • To openly honor an AMTA member
  • To acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner

History

  • Award established in 1969
  • Has been given annually since that time
  • Award has been selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • There may be more than one (1) recipient in a given year

Qualifications

  • Active member in AMTA for at least one (1) year
  • Only one (1) nominee from each chapter can be a recipient
  • Volunteerism at the National level
  • Recipient shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Chapter Meritorious Award recipient for one of the past three years 
  • More than one recipient may be chosen from different Chapters
  • Recommended by the Awards Committee
  • Approved by the Executive Committee

Sports Massage Achiever

Nomination form

Purpose

  • To openly honor an AMTA member
  • To acknowledge accomplishments in the area of sports massage

History

  • Award established in 1996
  • To be given annually
  • Award is selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • Recipient(s) name(s) are engraved on a plaque at the National Office

Qualifications

  • Recipient must be an AMTA member for at least one (1) year
  • Recipient accomplishment(s) exceed expectations
  • Recipient display cooperation and team play on team
  • In good standing at the time of award consideration
  • May include but is not limited to accomplishments that enhance the visibility, prestige and acceptance of sports massage and sports massage therapists to the general public and the other components of the sports community
  • There may be no more than one (1) recipient selected per year
  • Recipient may receive only one national individual award in any given year
  • Recipient shall not have recieved this award in the previous year
  • Recommended by the Awards Committee
  • Approved by the Executive Committee

Certificate of Appreciation

Selected by National President

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who have contributed to the massage profession
  • To acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner
  • To acknowledge someone who has bridged the gap between AMTA and/or massage and other associations and/or professions

History

  • The Certificate of Appreciation Award was founded in 1996
  • Has been given on an as needed basis since that time
  • There has been more than one (1) recipient in a given year
  • Recipient(s) name(s) are kept with staff, Awards Chair or assignee

Qualifications

  • Recipient(s) do not need to be AMTA members or massage therapists
  • Recipient(s) are to have contributed to enrich the lives of others and promote the awareness of massage, which may or may not include massage

Distinguished Service

Selected by National President

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who have contributed to the massage profession in an outstanding manner
  • To acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner
  • To enable the President and the Executive Committee to give an award to (a) recipient(s) who seem(s) worthy
  • This award is selected by the President with the approval of the Executive Committee

History

  • The National Distinguished Service Award was founded in 1981
  • Has been annually since that time
  • Award has been selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • Recipient(s) name(s) are engraved on a plaque at the National Office

Qualifications

  • Recipient must be a member of AMTA and a massage therapist
  • There may not be more than one (1) recipient selected in any given year
  • Recipient must contribute to the massage profession in outstanding manner
  • Recipient shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Recipient may receive only one national individual award in any given year

Outstanding Volunteer Group Chair

Selected by Executive Committee

Purpose

  • To openly honor a recipient who has demonstrated outstanding qualities and/or service to the AMTA in their National Chair position
  • To promote outstanding achievements and to honor an individual who is deserving of said recognition

History

  • Award established in 1996
  • To be given annually
  • Award is selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • Award given to one (1) recipient per year

Qualifications

  • Meets all requirements for position held
  • In good standing at the time of award consideration
  • Recipient may serve as National Chair to more than one (1) Volunteer Group; however, will receive award for only one (1) Volunteer Group
  • This award may be given to a Volunteer Group Chair who has completed a project to benefit AMTA or enhance the massage profession
  • May be a past recipient of another Outstanding National Volunteer Group Chair Award
  • Recommended by the Awards Committee
  • Approved by the Executive Committee 

Outstanding Volunteer Group

Selected by Executive Committee

Purpose

  • To openly honor a National Volunteer Group that has demonstrated outstanding qualities and/or service to the AMTA in their position
  • To acknowledge and promote outstanding achievements deserving of said recognition by persons involved
  • To recognize team effort 

History

  • Award established in 1996
  • To be given annually
  • Award is selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • Award is given to one (1) Volunteer Group and all said therein per year

Qualifications

  • Volunteer Group accomplishment(s) exceed expectations in a timely and cooperative manner
  • Cooperation and team play displayed on Volunteer Group
  • Members of Volunteer Group are in good standing at the time of award consideration
  • This award may be given to a Volunteer Group who has completed a project to benefit AMTA or enhance the massage profession
  • Volunteer Group members may serve on more than one (1) Volunteer Group
  • Only one (1) National Volunteer Group will be selected per year
  • Volunteer Group members may be a past recipient of another Outstanding National Committee or Volunteer Group Award
  • Recommended by the Awards Committee
  • Approved by the Executive Committee

President's Award

Selected by National President

Purpose

  • To openly honor recipient(s) who have contributed to the massage profession in an outstanding manner
  • To acknowledge diligent volunteerism done in an altruistic manner
  • To enable the President to give an award to (a) recipient(s) who seem(s) worthy
  • This award is selected by the President  

History

  • The President’s Award for Chapters founded in 1988
  • Has been given annually since that time
  • Award has been selected and kept unannounced until time of presentation
  • Recipient(s) name(s) are engraved on a plaque at the National Office

Qualifications

  • The recipient does not have to be member of AMTA or a massage therapist
  • There may be no more than one (1) recipient selected in any given year
  • Recipient(s) must contribute to the massage profession in outstanding manner
  • Recipient(s) shall not have received this award in the previous year
  • Recipient may receive only one National individual award in any given year?
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