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LAMPLighter Award
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Criteria & Details


Application: To nominate a fellow member for this award, fill out the form below.

Award Purpose:
The purpose of the LAMPLighter Award is to recognize those who have affected significant change
through formal or informal leadership.

The recipient will exemplify the spirit of leadership within the profession of physical therapy through, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Applying personal leadership skills in formal or informal leadership roles
  • Changing culture, transforming organizations, and/or sparking innovation
  • Implementing methods to keep the spirit of leadership alive throughout the profession

Measurement Criteria:

The following criteria will serve as a measurement rubric for assessing the merits of submitted

  • Clear explanation of leadership initiative(s) [30%]
  • Creativity/innovation with leadership efforts [30%]
  • Magnitude of change occurring due to the nominee’s leadership [20%]
  • Weight of letters of support from constituents involved in the nominee’s leadership initiative

 Award Criteria:

  • Nominations may be submitted from individual HPA members and all APTA Chapters or
  • Nominees are not required to be HPA Section members  
  • Nominations must be substantiated by written information including the application form and
    at least one letter of reference attesting to the nominee’s leadership.    
  • Current members of the HPA Board of Directors are not eligible for this award.
  • Outgoing members of the HPA Board of Directors are eligible for this award.

Timeline: Nominations due Nov. 15th. Award presented at CSM


LAMPLighter Award Application

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