Winners will be announced in September at the Annual Conference in Daytona Beach.
Rising to the Challenge – Inspire Others with Your Achievements
One of the keystone features of the annual conference is the recognition of your outstanding efforts in planning and planning leadership through the APA Florida Project Awards Program. The program consists of six award categories and one student award:
- Planning Project
- Comprehensive Plans (small and large jurisdiction)
- Best Practices
- Grassroots Initiative
- Neighborhood Planning
- Innovation in Planning for All Ages
- Outstanding Student Project
This year we’re excited to announce a new award category: Innovation in Planning for All Ages, which will focus on a project, program or campaign that emphasizes innovative planning in meeting the needs of the 50+ population. AARP Florida is sponsoring this award.
The volunteer committee scores each entry using the following criteria:
- originality and innovation
- quality, transferability
- role of planners
Please refer to the Project Awards application and information because not all criteria apply to each award type. Keep the criteria in mind when you select your nomination for the 2017 Project Awards Program.
During committee deliberations, projects are recognized as either an Award of Merit or an Award of Excellence. The highest honor, an Award of Excellence, is bestowed for projects that exhibit excellence in nearly every aspect of their planning and execution. During the plenary opening session, the videos of the Awards of Excellence are previewed to celebrate the projects.
Check out the past winners below for some inspiration. Share your time, talent and achievement to help the next generation Rise to the Challenge!