Rising Star of the Year


Open to EITHER Shelter or Enforcement employees with less than two years’ experience in animal protection/control that have demonstrated attributes that stand out early in their career. The Awards Committee may select either or both to receive this award.

BASE CRITERIA for Rising Star of the Year award:

  1. Must be employed at an agency that is a current Regular Member of FAPAA.
  2. Must be actively involved in the animal control/protection profession 
  3. Can be nominated for a single outstanding achievement in animal control/protection or for exceptional performance for the year nominated.

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM:  This form must be included with nomination 2024 FAPAA Rising Star

NARRATIVE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS/PERFORMANCE:  Please include separately, along with any supporting documents, letters of recommendation, etc., and submit with this form.

PHOTOS: Mandatory requirement for all awards. Please include at least one (1) quality jpeg image of the nominee for use during the awards presentation.

There are three ways to submit your nomination.

Email:             Info@floridaanimalcontrol.org

Mail:                Florida Animal Protection & Advocacy Association
                       15275 Collier Blvd #201-114
                       Naples, FL 34119

Website:        Submit the completed nomination form and all attachments through online form below.

    Name of Nominee

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    Title of Nominee


    Your Name

    Your Phone

    Your Email

    Narrative of Accomplishments/Performance

    Please include supporting documentation that will help demonstrate the worthiness of your nomination, however please submit no more than 10 pages total per nomination. This may include letters of recommendation, details of their outstanding achievement, details of their exceptional performance, etc.


    Please include at least 1 quality jpeg image of the nominee for use during the awards presentation.

    Brief summary of nomination (150-200 words)