champion awardsMore than 250 businesses and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds, along with state partners and officials from Harrisburg gather annually for the PA Wilds Dinner & Awards to get an update on the state and local effort to grow the region’s economy and recognize Champion of the PA Wilds Awards winners.

Each year the PA Wilds Center recognizes 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.

2018 PA Wilds Annual Dinner & Awards, Pajama Factory (Williamsport, Lycoming County)

Save the Date!

The next PA Wilds Dinner & Awards will take place on Thursday, July 27, 2023.
Additional details to be announced.

2022 PA Wilds Dinner + Awards Program Agenda

See the program agenda for the July 28, 2022, PA Wilds Dinner + Awards.

Get to know the 2022 PA Wilds Champions

Learn about the businesses, individuals and organizations named 2022 Champions.

Make a 2023 PA Wilds Champion Award Nomination

Do you know an individual, business or organization deserving of recognition?

Photo Galleries from Past Events

2019 PA Wilds Annual Dinner & Awards - A Rural Development Hub

2019 PA Wilds Dinner & Awards – The PA Wilds: A Rural Development Hub

Photo Credits: Mickayla Poland / PA Made LLC for the PA Wilds Center

2018 PA Wilds Dinner & Awards - Celebrating 15 Years: The Wilds at Work

2018 PA Wilds Dinner & Awards - Celebrating 15 Years - the Wilds at Work