National Planning Awards

Each year, APA's National Planning Awards recognizes outstanding efforts in planning and planning leadership.

2019 Award Nominations

The nomination period for the 2019 awards is now closed. Nominators will be notified in mid-December. The nomination portal will open for the 2020 National Planning Awards in mid-August 2019 and close early September.

Meet the 2019 Awards Jury

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How to Nominate

Learn about the various award categories and what is needed to complete your nomination. Questions can be emailed to


Previous Recipients

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