40th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by TECO

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The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 40th annual celebration of excellence in planning in Hillsborough County. This awards program is a well-respected tradition honoring projects contributing to a better quality of life in our community and serving as models to learn from and emulate. With the emphasis on the importance of great planning in our own region, our awards program is held in October to align with the many national festivities during the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Community Planning Month and celebration of Great Places in America!

Our 40th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by TECO will be hosted by Brendan McLaughlin at the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center on Thursday, October 27 from 5-8 pm. Award winners are selected by a panel of judges from outside of Hillsborough County.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor!

View sponsorship opportunities or contact Lynn Merenda: merendal@plancom.org

Call for Entries

Deadlines & Entry Fees

Entry fees may be waived for student-designed projects or for projects designed and executed entirely with volunteer resources. Call 813.547.3342 to find out if your project qualifies for a waived fee.

Early Bird $125

Due Friday, July 22 | 5 pm


General Entry $195

Due Monday, August 15 | 5 pm


The Planning Commission

601 E Kennedy Boulevard, County Center, 18th Floor Tampa, FL 33602


Lynn Merenda | merendal@plancom.org

Caroline Charles | charlesc@plancom.org