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Applications due by April 1 for APA Northern Section Awards, 2022

The application deadline has been extended! Please submit all applications by April 1, 2022.

By Danae Hall, AICP, March 18, 2022

Application checklist

  • Complete the online form here
  • Application (Website will provide file format and labeling directions)
    • Summary Description of Submission, up to one-half page
    • Award Criteria (one to two pages)
    • A 150-word summary to be used in our video presentation. Please include in the summary: Name of project/plan/person nominated • Why the plan/person was nominated • Three to four sentences about how the nomination meets the awards criteria
  • Electronic version of Submission (Website will provide file format and labeling directions)
  • Eight high-resolution images for our video presentation.

Application format

  • ONE PDF of three to four pages with the Award Category and Project name on each page, as follows:
    • One page titled ‘Summary Description’
    • One to two pages titled ‘Awards Criteria’
    • One page titled ‘150-Word Summary’
  • We will email you a confirmation when we receive your application. If you do not receive a confirmation within five days of submittal, your application was not received.

Questions? Please email

Important dates

  1. Application window – February 22-April 1
  2. Jury Selection day(s) – April 8 and 9
  3. Winner Notification – April 14
  4. Trophy Order Form – April 14-May 5 (upon receipt of award notification)
  5. California Chapter Awards Application Deadline – May 13, 2022
  6. Northern Section Awards Gala – September 2022

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