The World Leisure Organization’s Awards program has been designed to recognize organizations that have implemented creative solutions that foster local, national, or international leisure opportunities. Also, the program seeks to pay homage to individuals who have advanced human concerns related to leisure.

Further, the program seeks to recognize scholars whose contributions to the literature have been significant, meaningful, and relevant to advancing best practice and theoretical knowledge. Last, we seek to acknowledge our future scholars by recognizing and honoring students who have demonstrated excellence in the area of leisure, recreation, parks or tourism.