Request for Proposals: PA Wilds Champion Awards producer

Do you have an idea for an award design? Could you create the memento that PA Wilds Champion Awards winners would be proud to display at home?

The PA Wilds Center is looking to contract with a juried artisan in The Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO) program to design and create a new memento for winners of the PA Wilds Champion Awards. PA Wilds Champion Awards are given out in 10 categories each year by the PA Wilds Center. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations, communities and businesses that in the last year have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism in the PA Wilds by marrying economic development and conservation goals. These prestigious awards are presented at the Center’s dinner.

Wooden plaques have been provided to winners in the past as a memento for their recognition. PA Wilds Center is inviting artisans in the PA Wilds who would be able to produce the new mementos for Champion Awards winners to submit a proposal for consideration.

Download and review the full RFP here.

Timeline details:

RFP Issued: March 18, 2024

Responses Due: April 19, 2024

Notifications: April 30, 2024

Contract Period: April 6 – June 28, 2024

Deliverables Due: June 28, 2024

Budget: $750.00

Contact: Send questions and proposals to: Britt Madera, Communications Manager, [email protected]





The Pennsylvania Wilds is a 13-county region that includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren, and northern Centre. The PA Wilds is home to the greatest concentration of public lands in the Commonwealth. The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that inspires the communities of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Based in the region, the Center is the lead nonprofit for the PA Wilds Conservation Landscape effort, a 15+year collaborative effort by local, state and federal partners to establish the region as a premier outdoor recreation destination as a way to diversify local economies, attract investment, inspire stewardship, improve quality of life and attract and retain the region’s working-age population. PA Wilds Center works closely with PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, the region’s county governments, and other investors in the regional strategy.


For more information on the PA Wilds Center, visit To learn more about the WCO, visit Explore the PA Wilds at Find products made in the region at

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