Exemplary Reading

Exemplary Reading Program Award

The North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA), using guidelines from the International Literacy Association (ILA), seeks to recognize outstanding reading programs at all grade levels (elementary, middle, high school) in public, parochial, private, and charter schools.  NCRA’s Exemplary Reading Program Committee will review all applications, visit selected schools, and recommend an outstanding program to ILA for award consideration at the annual convention.

The winning school(s) from North Carolina will be announced at the NCRA annual conference, highlighted on the NCRA website, and recognized in NCRA’s news reports. The Exemplary Reading Program Committee will further announce the achievement on a banner displayed outside the school. NCRA will cover the member registration fee for a school representative to attend ILA’s annual convention and receive recognition at the awards ceremony.

The NCRA’s and ILA’s exemplary reading award calls the public’s attention to outstanding reading/language arts programs.  Applications must be postmarked no later than November 15 and received at IRA headquarters no later than November 28. Please follow the link below for criteria, guidelines, current deadlines and application forms.


Contact Chairperson of Awards Committee President Elect.

Contact NCRA President.