NOTE: You must complete this form once you begin. You cannot save your work and return to it later, nor can it be edited after you submit. You are encouraged to read through the entire nomination form to determine how best to proceed and manage your time.
APA Orange Section announces the 2019 Planning Awards, open to planners, designers, planning firms and agencies, educators, leaders, and journalists throughout Orange County. APA Orange Section annually recognizes and rewards individuals and organizations for work that typifies excellence in planning and which generally advances the planning profession. The purpose of the APA Orange Section Awards program is to recognize quality planning efforts and enhance public awareness of achievements in the planning field.
To nominate a project, plan, program or individual for a 2019 APA Orange Section Award, please fill out the following information. Please be sure that entry submittals are complete and accurate. Incomplete nominations will not be considered for awards. If you have any questions, or if we may assist you with the nomination process, please contact Laurel Reimer at email@example.com.
Nominations for the APA Orange Section Planning Awards are due by: 5 PM on Friday April 5th, 2019.
Awards nomination information can be found at http://oc-apa.org/orange-section-awards/.
Google Drive Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=151BVYVDCx6Pk_Shk2CpHCpF6VS5J2Ys1mSyVDhvDXJo Dropbox Link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/d5bKr4jt0bj58adYiK1c
Upload a PDF file of the nominated project. FILE NAMES MUST BEGIN WITH NOMINATION CATEGORY TITLE, THEN PROJECT NAME, THEN FILE-SPECIFIC NAME (example: BEST PRACTICE-City of Anaheim-Rio Vista Community Plan)
1. Summary Description: A one-page summary of the project, or in the case of an individual, a one-page resume or biography. This is an opportunity to provide basic project information and provide context for the award criteria discussion.
2. Award Criteria Discussion: A one- to two-page description of how the submission specifically meets each criterion of the award category. Address each criterion separately, in the order that they are listed in the information regarding eligibility requirements, award categories and evaluation criteria found here http://oc-apa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/OC_APA_Award_Nomination_Guidelines.pdf.
3. Letter(s) of Support: Provide at least one, but no more than five, one-page letters in support of the entry from someone familiar with the nominated project or person. Neither the nominator nor any member of the project team is eligible to write a letter of support.
4. Project or Plan: Provide a PDF of the nominated document or plan. If the file is too large, please contact Laurel Reimer at firstname.lastname@example.org for upload alternatives. If nominating a long document or a series of plans, please save them as a single PDF. Please do not provide a separate PDF for each chapter or graphic.
5. Images: Up to 10 JPEGs of project-related images, such as photos, renderings, maps or other graphics. The images should be representative of the nominated project, person, process, or program. Please also include a document that lists image names and a brief caption for each image. Do not submit PDFs, a PowerPoint presentation or slides for this item. Quality is important because the images will be used in the Awards PowerPoint presentation.
6. Optional: Any relevant additional digital materials not expressly requested are welcome. Resumes of individuals, published reports or articles, audio or video materials, and other materials appropriate to the submission. These materials should be succinct, given the limited time available for Jury deliberations.
Nominations are considered by a panel of jurors, whose members are chosen each year to represent a variety of areas of expertise, geographic locations, and professional experience. Nominations are originally evaluated for the award category for which they were submitted; however, the judges may move a nomination to a different category if deemed appropriate.
Awards will be given only to projects that meet the full intent of the selection criteria described above. If the judges feel that none of the nominations submitted for a specific award merit an award, an award will not be given for that category. One first place award may be granted per category. When exceptional circumstances warrant, an additional award of merit may also be given per category.
Award recipients will be honored at the Orange Section Awards Program on May 30, 2019 at the Woman's Club of Orange. A PowerPoint presentation will be made using information provided in the nomination materials. Award recipients will receive a plaque or trophy.
Most Orange Section winners are eligible to compete at the California Chapter awards. The due date for the California Chapter awards is Friday, May 10, 2019. Orange Section award recipients will be notified of their win at least one week prior to the California Chapter deadline. All winners are encouraged to continue to raise the profile of their efforts through competing at the California Chapter level, press releases, newsletter articles, announcements at community meetings and public hearings, and by sharing the good news with the entire project team and other colleagues