The South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) Planning Awards recognize outstanding efforts and achievements that advance the art and science of planning in the Palmetto State. Each of the plans, projects, organizations, and individuals recognized will demonstrate a contribution to the improvement of the quality of life for South Carolinians. Awards are a valuable public awareness tool for local governments, agencies, and community organizations. SCAPA awards offer one of the few opportunities that South Carolina planners and communities have to highlight the virtues of planning and recognize those who contribute to the profession.
This year, awards are offered for the following categories:
Outstanding Planning Project – Large Urban
Outstanding Planning Project – Small Urban
Outstanding Planning Project – Rural
Outstanding Planning Project – Multi-jurisdictional
Outstanding Planning Project – Innovative Use of Technology
Outstanding Planning Project – Public Outreach and Engagement
Outstanding Planning Project – Implementation
Please review the Call for Nominations evaluation criteria for each award category found in the 2018 Planning Award Nomination Packet. A nomination package should be completed for each nomination submitted. Please provide information relevant to the nomination category as required. Except for the Distinguished Planner category, the SCAPA 2018 Awards are for efforts and achievements occurring from August 2016 through July 2018.
Nomination fees are $50.00 for the Outstanding Planning Award submissions; no fees are required for individual recognition submissions. Complete nomination packages must be received no later than 5:00PM on Friday, August 24th to be considered.
The Awards Jury has final determination as to the evaluation criteria, the selection of award recipients, and whether an award(s) is made in each category. Those submitting nominations will be notified of the results on or before Friday, September 28, 2018.
Presentations of awards will be made at the SCAPA Fall Conference in Greenville, South Carolina October 31-November 2, 2018.
Questions should be directed to Ernie Boughman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.479.9445.