2024 Application Window Now Open

Deadline is May 3 | Student deadline is May 10

APA Florida is pleased to announce the opening of its 2024 Project Awards Program application cycle. This program provides APA Florida the opportunity to recognize outstanding planning projects in the State of Florida at its annual conference.

The program provides APA Florida members with the chance to see and learn about development, conservation, government, or environmental projects, where planning has had a positive impact on the outcome. The Project Awards Committee will be looking for innovativeness and quality, and the potential for use in other areas.

Eligible planning projects are those completed within the last two years in Florida. An awards application should be submitted in electronic format and include a copy of the planning document (if applicable) and a completed application form. The APA Florida Chapter Office must receive an award application by 5 PM ET, Friday, May 3. (Student Project Award applications are due by 5 pm ET on May 10.)

Incomplete applications or those not received in the APA Florida Chapter office by the deadline will not be considered. Space permitting, award recipients may have the opportunity to display their projects at the Florida Planning Conference in Tampa from Sept. 3-6. The award recipients will be notified in June of their selection. Those selected for an Award of Excellence will be requested to provide a short video for the awards ceremony. The Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit will be presented to the recipients at the Opening Plenary Session, Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Nominations will be evaluated for the award category in which they are submitted. However, the Awards Committee may upon a majority vote, move a nomination to a different category, if appropriate. Generally, only one Award of Excellence and one Award of Merit are granted per category each year. If the Awards Committee finds that none of the nominations in a particular category meets the desirable standards, they may opt not to grant an award in that category for that year. The jurors make the distinction between Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit based on several factors including scoring, innovation, superior quality, transferability, and other factors.

There is a fee for each application submitted: $50 for members; and $75 for nonmembers.

Please note that there are criteria and background changes, so please review the new application form thoroughly.

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2023 Project Award Recipients

Awards of Excellence

Best Practices

Implementation Project Award

Innovation in Planning for All Ages

Neighborhood Planning

Outstanding Student Project

Awards of Merit

Best Practices

Implementation Project Award

Outstanding Student Project

Past Award Recipients

2022 APA Florida Award Recipients

2021 APA Florida Award Recipients

2020 APA Florida Award Recipients

2019 APA Florida Award Recipients