2016 NUSA Awards Application Each year at Neighborhoods, USA's annual conference awards are given in the following categories: Award Category Description Application Link Neighborhood of the Year This award recognizes exceptional accomplishments by neighborhood organizations. Awards are given in three categories: ♦ Physical Revitalization/Beautification in a Single Neighborhood ♦ Social Revitalization/Neighborliness in a Single Neighborhood ♦ Multi-Neighborhood Project Partnerships. Judging will be based on the extent of innovation, grass-roots participation and capacity building exhibited by the nominated organization. 2016 AWARD INFORMATION & APPLICATION (For best results, open application form with Adobe Reader) Best Neighborhood Program This award recognizes outstanding programs implemented to improve neighborhoods by a governmental entity, business or corporation. Best Neighborhood Program Awards will be given in two categories: ♦ Physical revitalization ♦ Social revitalization Neighborhood Newsletter Competition This award acknowledges excellence in neighborhood newsletters — a vital communication tool that can often determine a neighborhood's success. The competition features 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place awards in four categories: ♦ GOVERNMENT category ♦ PRINTED category (6 or more times per year) ♦ PRINTED category (Less than 6 times per year) ♦ ELECTRONIC category Each entry will be evaluated by a jury panel using a list of criteria including content, lay-out, and overall appearance. Who's Who in America's Neighborhoods The Who's Who in America's Neighborhoods Award was created to recognize those individuals whose work mirrors the mission of Neighborhoods, USA: ♦ Build and strengthen neighborhood associations ♦ Encourage neighborhood involvement in the decision-making process in local governments ♦ Promote productive communications and collaborations between neighborhood associations, local governments and the public/private sectors. Only current NUSA members may nominate an individual for the Who's Who award and only one nomination per year will be allowed. Currently-seated NUSA board members are ineligible for nomination. Nominations will ask to: ♦ Describe the neighborhood involvement of the nominee ♦ Explain how the nominee has proven to be a leader in the community ♦ Explain why the nominator feels the nominee has earned the award's recognition. In order to be eligible for consideration, all applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2016 and sent to: 2016 NUSA Awards Applications Attn: Hal Barnes Cty of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Support 100 N Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Please verify each application includes the application fee (if applicable). You may submit a check, enclosed with your application(s), to the above address or pay via PayPal. To pay via PayPal, submit your applications via mail as you would normally do, and indicate that you paid via PayPal with your submission. As your applications are received, staff will verify that we have received your payment through PayPal. To pay via PayPal, select the fee that applies to the award application you are submitting and then click on the "Pay Now" button. You will then be taken to PayPal's secure site for payment processing. Registration Fees Neighborhood of the Year $65.00 USDBest Neighborhood Program $100.00 USDNeighborhood Newsletter-Electronic $50.00 USDNeighborhood Newsletter-Printed $65.00 USD Announcement of awards will be made during the 2016 NUSA Conference to be held May 25-28, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee. For additional information or questions, call Anne-Marie Taylor (317.920.0330 x 311) or Hal Barnes (954.828.5065) or send an e-mail to the Awards Program Committee by CLICKING HERE.