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.

2020 Award Recipients

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

Dates for the 2021 nomination cycle are pending. To receive notification when the cycle opens, please email

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 previous recipients, including our Planning Pioneers and Planning Landmarks.