VIPS Apple Award Nomination Instructions

Below are instructions that should assist you in submitting your nominations. You can also find a nomination example here. Please call VIPS at 225-226-4700 if you have any questions.


1. What is the deadline for submitting applications?
March 1, 2019 –  You may submit your applications online at, fax, mail or pony (for schools to Red42) them to VIPS at Wilma C Montgomery Center, 4070 Tunica St., Baton Rouge, LA .

2. What is the date of the Picnic? 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. The event takes place at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. The address is 445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge, LA.

3. Who is eligible to be nominated for a VIPS Golden Apple Award?
Anyone who has served as a volunteer in an EBRP public school for one year or more. Winners from 2018 are not eligible.

4. Who is eligible to be nominated for a VIPS Crystal Apple Award?
Anyone or group who has consistently volunteered  in an EBRP public school for ten years or more. Winners from 2015-2018 are not eligible.

5. How many nominations may a school/organization submit?
One in each category for a total of 4 nominations. Please read the category descriptions below before beginning your application.

Elementary School Volunteer  –

An individual volunteer who has served in an elementary school for a least one year.

Secondary School Volunteer  –

An individual volunteer who has served in a middle or high school for at least one year.

Community Partner –

Must be a group —-faith group, business, a civic/social club, sorority, fraternity that makes an impact at school by providing human or monetary capital.

Crystal Apple

A volunteer or organization that has consistently volunteered for 10 years or more.

6. Who selects the Golden and Crystal Apple winners?
An independent panel of judges.  Judges assign the most points to applications that are detailed, well written and thorough.

7.  What happens after I submit my nomination?

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

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