Submissions close: October 15, 2019 11:59 PM

Instructions for completing nomination:

Thank you for taking the time to recognize outstanding individuals and/or organizations by nominating them for an award. In this form, Keep America Beautiful asks you to provide information about the nominee and why you believe the nominee is deserving of the award.

We provide guidelines in the "Written Responses" section about the length of responses. Applications that do not follow length requirements may be disqualified.

You may preview the application in its entirety in the PDF here. If you wish to save a copy of your answers offline, we encourage you to copy your answers into a Word document or a PDF editor.

Keep America Beautiful is the iconic national nonprofit organization that inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.  We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live.

Keep America Beautiful invites you to compete for recognition by applying for a Keep America Beautiful National Affiliate Award.  Honor your affiliate and its volunteers for their efforts to create a more beautiful, cleaner, and improved environment. Your affiliate’s program activities in beautification and community greening, litter prevention and community revitalization, recycling and waste reduction, and environmental education will be taken into account by our judges.  In addition, the judges will consider your use of Keep America Beautiful programs and/or resources, e.g., Great American Cleanup, America Recycles Day, Waste in Place, etc.

Population Categories:
1-    Under 30,000
2 -   30,001 to 100,000
3-    100,001 to 250,000
4-    250,001+

Sustained Excellence and Award of Excellence:

The Affiliate Sustained Excellence Award recognizes outstanding awards competition for three consecutive years. For 2019, Sustained Excellence will be based on an affiliate scoring 90 or above on the 2017, 2018, and 2019 applications.

The Affiliate Award of Excellence recognizes all applicants scoring 90 points or above (out of a possible 100 points) in 2019 with the Affiliate Award of Excellence.
  • Winners will be selected by a volunteer panel of current and past members of the affiliate network, Keep America Beautiful leaders, and when applicable Keep America Beautiful National Staff. 
  • One winner may be selected in each category
  • Keep America Beautiful reserves the right to not award in one or all categories.  
  • Winners may also be selected on the basis of other 2019 Keep America Beautiful Awards Applications
  • Winners may be selected at the discretion of Keep America Beautiful Staff. 
  • Applications or nominees from affiliates who are not in Good Standing with Keep America Beautiful will not be considered. 
  • Judges may request additional materials. 
  • All winners will be notified by Dec. 15, 2019. 
  • Awards will be presented at Keep America Beautiful's National Conference
    • February 12 - 14, 2020 in Baltimore, MD.

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* 1. How should the name appear on the award, if selected?
*Please ensure proper spelling. Your submission to this question will be used in the KAB National Awards Program Booklet and on your award.

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* 2. Population:

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* 3. In what year was your affiliate certified by KAB?