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
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 2018 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.