National Planning Awards

Each year, APA's National Planning Awards honor planning efforts, initiatives, and individuals working to make safer, stronger, and more just communities for all.

2021 National Planning Awards

The Nomination Period is Now Closed

Notifications for 2021 award nominations are out and have been sent to the award nominators. We look forward to honoring this year's award recipients in June. 

Nominations for 2022 will be accepted in late January. 

If you have any questions about the National Planning Awards program, please email

2020 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 National Planning Award recipients. All recipients were honored during a virtual awards ceremony watch party on APA's Facebook page.

Previous Recipients

APA's National Planning Awards program has honored planning work and individuals for more than 50 years. Check out previous recipients, including our Planning Pioneers and Planning Landmarks.