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Program of The Year Challenge
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Program of the Year Challenge

January 1, 2020 -  April 1, 2020

Step 1: Sign up

  • Follow this link to enter your program into the challenge

Step 2: Submit events

  • What can be submitted?

    • Any activities that you and your classmates do that help make your program outstanding!

    • Examples include:

      • Volunteer projects

      • Free clinics, screenings, etc.

      • Attending advocacy events or letter-writing for PT legislative issues

      • Activities partnering DPT and PTA students

      • Anything else that you think applies - submit it for points consideration!

  • What can’t be submitted?

    • Anything that is completed for a grade in a class

Step 3: Come to the OPTA annual conference and find out who won!

  • The winner will be announced Friday, Apr. 24 at the OPTA annual conference's SSIG event.

  • The winning program will receive the Program of the Year trophy to display proudly, bragging rights, and a $250 donation to a charity of their choice. 

How does it all work?

The winner will be decided upon raw score based on submissions and judges votes


 Raw scoring

  • Number of hours 
  • Number of people involved (% of the program)
  • Additional bonus points will be awarded if another program is involved
  • (Number of hours) x (% of program involved) + (10 bonus for each additional program)

 Judges' votes

  • 1st place - 100 points
  • 2nd place - 80 points
  • 3rd place - 60 points
  • 4th place - 40 points
  • 5th place - 20 points

 Judges will be blinded to remove bias.

Questions? Please email Malerie Takach, SPT at


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