Plaques

POTA Annual Support Your Parks Plaque Event

Sponsorship Info

If you, your club, or a group of individuals is interested in sponsoring a plaque for the summer Support Your Parks event, please read on for highlights and sponsorship information.

*Please Note* Sponsorship information will be sent to last year's sponsors first. Once they have had the opportunity to decide if they would like to sponsor awards again an announcement will be made opening sponsorship up to additional sponsors as needed.

 Previous (2019) sponsors will have until May 23rd, 2020 to sponsor the same plaque(s) as they did in the previous year. after that time, sponsorship will be open on a first-come first-served basis.

 These are high quality plaques, and sponsorship of a plaque in 2020 will cost $115. The price of each plaque varies depending on the number of characters in the names and callsigns, but is generally around $100. Flat rate shipping to send the award to the winner is about $15. After all plaques are paid and shipped, any remaining funds from sponsorship collection will be donated to Parks on the Air, Inc. If final cost of plaques and shipping is greater than the amount collected from sponsorships, a donor that has volunteered to do so, will contribute the balance. If the winner of your sponsored plaque declines receipt of the physical plaque, you as the sponsor will have the choice to either have the plaque made and sent to you, or to have the full amount of your sponsorship applied to other plaque costs and donation to Parks on the Air, Inc. All Plaque sponsors will be provided with an invoice/receipt for record keeping and any valid tax purposes.

 If you or your club is interested in sponsoring a plaque, start by reviewing the plaques that are still available for sponsorship (check the Award Sponsor section in each plaque's descrption on the main Plaque Summary page.) When you have decided which plaque to sponsor, contact Vance Martin (N3VEM@parksontheair.com) and you will be provided with a paypal link/invoice for the sponsorship fee. Full payment must be made no later than one month prior to the event, so that we can announce the final list of plaques that will be available.

COVID-19 Schedule Consideration

 If there are still states with park closures, or restrictions in place that prevent access to parks as a result of COVID-19, the event will be postponed by one quarter, to coincide with the Autumn Support Your Parks event. Your sponsorship will be carried forward as well.