Awards for Excellence in Sustainability

The Sixth Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability

The APA Sustainable Communities Division Awards for Excellence in Sustainability is an annual program that honors projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations dedicated to supporting sustainable communities. Each year, the award winners are announced during the annual National Planning Conference.

  • SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Entries were accepted November 2, 2018, through 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, January 11, 2019.
  • INFORMATION PACKET: Available for download herePlease see the bottom of this page for clarifications about eligibility.
  • WEB FORM: Unlike previous years, all entry nominations were submitted via web form.
    • Regarding the eligibility of competition entries: Competition entries are not eligible for nomination, unless they have been fully adopted as a plan or are moving forward into implementation.
    • Regarding the eligibility of entities employing people currently serving in national leadership positions: Any entity that currently employs APA staff or members of the APA-SCD Awards Jury, APA-SCD Executive Committee, APA Board of Directors, and/or AICP Commission is ineligible to receive an award. [This is meant to clarify the following sentence on page 3 of the 2019 Information Packet: “Any entity that employs APA members currently serving in national leadership positions (including APASCD or other leadership positions, elected or not) is ineligible to be nominated.”]

Past Awards: