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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.

The Keep America Beautiful Innovation National Awards salute affiliates that have created innovative partnerships and programs to further the mission of Keep America Beautiful.  Partnerships or Programs focusing on one or more of Keep America Beautiful’s three Impact Areas will be considered: End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities.  

The Innovation Awards are intended to honor true innovation – meaning new, unique ideas or methods; creative, nontraditional approaches to solving challenges; or something that has not been done before – and are not intended to recognize overall organizational achievements.  An Innovative Partnership or Program may be original in concept or may be the development of novel and different methods of implementing established partnerships or programs.
Applicants and nominees will be scored in the following categories:

Innovativeness of the partnership or program
Execution methods and techniques used 
Relationships and partnerships that were involved and how 
Use of the Keep America Beautiful Behavior Change System: 5 step management process and 4 behavior strategies 
Replicability of the partnership or program

Winners will be selected by a volunteer panel of current and past affiliate and Keep America Beautiful leaders, and when applicable Keep America Beautiful National Staff.  One winner may be selected in each category (Partnership and Program).  Keep America Beautiful reserves the right to not award in one or both categories.  Winners may also be selected based off of other 2017 Keep America Beautiful Awards Applications that include Innovation and/or winners may be selected by 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. 1, 2017.  Awards will be presented at Keep America Beautiful's Annual National Conference January 17-19, 2018 in Dallas, TX.

* 1. Which Innovation Award category are you nominating for?

* 2. Nominee

* 3. How should name appear on award, if selected?

* 4. What is the partnership or program?

* 5. Describe why and how the partnership or program is innovative. To your knowledge, has it been done before in the Keep America Beautiful Network?

* 6. Who was involved in making the partnership or program happen?

* 7. How did you plan, perform, complete, and evaluate the partnership or program?

* 8. Did you use the Keep America Beautiful Behavior Change System? If yes, describe how you used the five-step management process and the four behavior strategies.

* 9. What was the time frame for this partnership or program?

* 10. What was the budget, if any?

* 11. Summation: Provide two to three sentences summarizing your innovative partnership or program and how your efforts have made your community a cleaner, greener, more beautiful place to live.

* 12. Supplemental Material:

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File may contain up to three pieces to substantiate the written responses.

Files that are not clearly named: AWARD CATEGORY and NOMINEE will not be considered.

Materials must be 2 MB and may include:
  • Photos (that illustrate engagement or impact). PLEASE NOTE: photo collages will not be accepted.
  • Press clips.
Please indicate in the comment box whether you chose to include supplemental materials in your application.

* 13. Highest elected official (contact to be notified upon receipt of award)

* 14. Administrator/Manager (contact to be notified upon receipt of award)

* 15. Are you a Florida DOT Grant recipient who would like to receive a confirmation of your submission to the KAB National Awards program?

* 16. Keep America Beautiful reserves the right to use, reproduce, edit, or publish the submitted information. By submission of this form, you agree that Keep America Beautiful has the right to use any portion of your entry, name, and likeness. 

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