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2018 Community Appearance Awards

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GET YOUR RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL PROJECT RECOGNIZED!

APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY APPEARANCE AWARD TODAY!


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY, APRIL 9!

 

Community Appearance Awards

The Community Appearance Awards are presented each year to encourage aesthetic awareness and recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding efforts to enhance, improve, and beautify Fort Lauderdale. The awards honor property owners, architects, developers, builders, landscapers, and homeowners associations for outstanding residential and commercial projects that enhance the City’s visual image and economic vitality.  Since the program’s inception in 1978, more than 1,000 homes, commercial buildings, office towers, municipal facilities, special projects, landscape improvements and renovation projects have been recognized with this prestigious award. 

Click here to check out last year's winners!

2018 APPLICATION

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 9, 2018

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018.

To apply, complete and submit either the Online Application Form below or the PDF-version of the 2018 Community Appearance Awards Application PDF File.

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

2018 Community Appearance Awards Online Application Form

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any project that won an award last year is not eligible for an award in the same category this year.
  • All projects must be located within the corporate limits of the City of Fort Lauderdale and be visible from a public thoroughfare.
  • All projects must be complete and have a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) issued between April 2016 and February 2018.
  • The property owner must authorize the submission of a project and must sign the application. All submissions will be verified with the property owner(s).
  • A homeowners/civic association may enter those projects that positively affect the area.
  • The application must be complete and all required entry materials must be included. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

PHOTOGRAPH REQUIREMENTS

  • Supply two color photographs (before and after photos are ideal) of the front exterior of the property only, as seen from the public thoroughfare. No photos of the back or inside of the property. For renovation categories, one photo must be a “before” view.
  • All photos must be at least 3 megabytes or 300 dpi resolution (or higher), and must be provided on a CD-ROM, DVD, or in electronic format (e-mail) in either .jpg, .tiff, or .eps file format.
  • Disks or disk cases must be labeled with the project name and contact information of the person submitting them.
  • Remove all text, dates, frames, logos, etc., from the photos. Architectural renderings will not be accepted.
  • Photocopies of photos will not be accepted. Photos will not be returned.

 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Projects must be entered for either New Construction or Renovation (excluding Landscape, Municipal Facilities/Parks & Recreation, and Special Projects categories) and one award category only.

EVALUATION CRITERIA AND JUDGING

  • The evaluation of a project is based on a site review of its exterior from the front of the property only. Structure and outdoor space are considered equally important, as well as how the project visually affects the surrounding community. The Community Appearance Board will make the final selection of winners using a point scale established prior to the judging. The Board may choose not to award a winner in each category. The Community Appearance Board also reserves the right to combine and/or change award categories.
  • Awards are provided to the property owner(s). Certificates are provided to the applicants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 9, 2018!

  • The completed application is due by 5 p.m. on MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018.

For more information or questions about applying, e-mail cadams@fortlauderdale.gov or call Chaz Adams at 954-828-4748.

PLEASE ENTER ALL INFORMATION BELOW AND SUBMIT THE FORM. Awards are provided to the property owner.

PROJECT INFORMATION

(Provide the information below as it should appear in the event program.)

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PROJECT INFORMATION (Provide the information below as it should appear in the event program.)

ENTRY SUBMITTED BY

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ENTRY SUBMITTED BY

PERMISSION TO PUBLISH and JUDGE

The owner must give permission for a property to be submitted for an award. If the property owner’s signature is not obtained, the application will be disqualified.

I hereby submit the above mentioned property for a Community Appearance Award. I have no objection to the judging of the property or publication of any material submitted. I hereby grant permission to the Community Appearance Board members and City staff to visit the project site, take photos, and/or to publicize any information/photos pertaining to my entry, including the property address, owner(s) name, etc.

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PERMISSION TO PUBLISH and JUDGE The owner must give permission for a property to be submitted for an award. If the property owner’s signature is not obtained, the application will be disqualified. I hereby submit the above mentioned property for a Community Appearance Award. I have no objection to the judging of the property or publication of any material submitted. I hereby grant permission to the Community Appearance Board members and City staff to visit the project site, take photos, and/or to publicize any information/photos pertaining to my entry, including the property address, owner(s) name, etc.

PROJECT TYPE (select one project type)

Select either new construction or renovation only for all projects other than Landscape, Municipal Facilities/Parks & Recreation, and Special Projects. The project type does not apply for those categories. If both types are selected for a project, the application will not be considered.
PROJECT TYPE (select one project type) Select either new construction or renovation only for all projects other than Landscape, Municipal Facilities/Parks & Recreation, and Special Projects. The project type does not apply for those categories. If both types are selected for a project, the application will not be considered.

AWARD CATEGORIES (select one category)

If more than one award category is selected, the application will not be considered.
AWARD CATEGORIES (select one category) If more than one award category is selected, the application will not be considered.
In the following sections, type the full, proper name(s) of additional people or organizations involved in this project for printing in the annual awards event program and on the winners’ certificates. Include applicable title/professional affiliation abbreviations (e.g., ASLA-IA, IA, LEED AP, etc.).

PROPERTY OWNER

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PROPERTY OWNER
PROPERTY DEVELOPER
PROPERTY DEVELOPER
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT or DESIGNER (check one)
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT or DESIGNER (check one)
BUILDING ARCHITECT or DESIGNER (check one)
BUILDING ARCHITECT or DESIGNER (check one)

CONTRACTOR

CONTRACTOR
HOMEOWNERS or CIVIC ASSOCIATION (check one)
HOMEOWNERS or CIVIC ASSOCIATION (check one)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PHOTOS

If possible, attach two photos (before and after, JPEG format). Before and after photos are required for renovations.

PHOTOS If possible, attach two photos (before and after, JPEG format). Before and after photos are required for renovations.
  1. To receive a copy of your submission, please fill out your email address below and submit.