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 national recognition by applying for a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate National 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.
1- Under 30,000
2 - 30,001 to 100,000
3- 100,001 to 250,000
Judging: Winners will be selected by a volunteer panel of current and past affiliates and Keep America Beautiful leaders, and when applicable Keep America Beautiful National Staff. Award winners may not be selected in every category. Applications 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. 1, 2017. Awards are presented at Keep America Beautiful's Annual National Conference January 17-19, 2018 in Dallas, TX.
Sustained Excellence and Award of Excellence:
The Affiliate Sustained Excellence Award recognizes outstanding awards competition for three consecutive years. For 2017, Sustained Excellence will be based on an affiliate receiving a First, Second, or Distinguished Service Citation in 2015 and scoring 90 or above on the 2016 and 2017 applications.
Keep America Beautiful will recognize all applicants scoring 90 points or above (out of a possible 100 points) in 2017 with the Affiliate Award of Excellence.