APA Ohio Planning Awards

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Our biennial awards program honors outstanding planning and planning leadership in Ohio, recognizing the highest levels of achievement. This is an opportunity to highlight the best and brightest plans, projects, and people in Ohio.

2019 Dates:

May 6 - July 1 | Call for Nominations
August 23 | Winners Notified
October 3 | Awards Presented @ SPC19 in Cleveland

The program consists of nine (9) award categories:
  • Focused Planning Project
  • Focused Built Project
  • Best Practice
  • Outstanding Community Planning
  • Comprehensive Plan|Large Jurisdiction
  • Comprehensive Plan|Small Jurisdiction
  • The Allor Planning Champion Award
  • Outstanding Planner
  • Planning Student(s)

The volunteer judges score each entry using the following criteria:
  • Innovation
  • Transferability
  • Quality
  • Implementation
  • Comprehensiveness
  • Relevance
  • Interactiveness

Submission Information
Click above for detailed information on the categories, selection criteria and directions for submission


Submit Your Nomination


2017 Award Winners

We received 30 award nominations in 7 of 9 potential categories. APA Ohio presented the following nine awards at the 2017 APA Ohio Statewide Planning Conference in Athens, OH on September 28, 2017. Read a short description of each 2017 award winning project.

Previous Award Winners

To view the list of award recipients in 2015, click here

To view the list of award recipients in 2013, click here.


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