Entries are now open for the 2015 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards

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You can get started by downloading the PDF with the questions for all of the categories.

Have questions?  Here’s an FAQ that answers all of the major questions they’ve received over the last many months.

Wondering which categories to enter?  Here’s the full list: 

  • Water Conservation (Indoor and Outdoor)–Water management and conservation programs
  • Energy Efficiency–Energy management and conservation programs
  • Florida-Friendly Landscaping™–Presented by ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance–Environmentally sound landscape, wetland, preserve, and lake management policies
  • Disaster Preparedness–Protecting lives and property, as well as restoration in the aftermath of an emergency
  • Safety & Security–Programs to deter crime and ensure the safety of residents and property within the community
  • Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy–Presented by VolunteerFlorida–Supporting local and regional non-profit and charitable causes
  • Communications & Community–Promoting positive community relations
  • Family Friendly Programs & Initiatives–Promoting family participation and well-being
  • Financial Innovation--Policies and procedures to ease financial burdens during challenging economic times
  • “The Comeback Kid”–Recognizing communities that developed and implemented successful turnaround programs by revitalizing distressed properties
  • Trendsetter Awards–Innovation in any area not covered in the existing categories
  • Community Video Showcase–This year the top three videos will be shown at the Awards gala. Like last year, the maximum length is two minutes.  And if you entered last year, when we did this as an experiment to see if you were interested–you were!–you can enter the same video, if you wish, this year.

When you’ve decided what you want to enter, go online, set up an account, and enter your information.  You don’t have to do everything all at once.  You can save your work and go back and add to or edit an entry as well as enter additional categories any time up to the deadline of midnight on January 31, 2015.

Still have questions that weren’t already answered, please let them know.

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