36th Annual Planning & Design Awards

The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 36th annual celebration of excellence in planning in Hillsborough County, presented by TECO with marketing partner Tampa Bay Times. 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!

  • View the 36th annual P&DA event page for our Call for Entries and information on Sponsorship Opportunities, recent award winners, and ticket sales (September 1 – October 19, 2018).

    Dates to remember

    August 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. – Early Bird Entry deadline ($125 entry fee)

    August 28, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. – Entry deadline ($195 entry fee)

    October 25, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. – Johnson Pope Reception |  7:15 p.m. – Dinner & Presentation of Awards by Brendan McLaughlin @ T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th Street, Tampa, FL 33610

    How to enter

    1. Read the criteria and follow submission instructions in the 37th P&DA Call for Entries.

    2. Complete submission package with entry fees must be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 28, 2018 to:

    The Planning Commission, 18th floor, 601 E Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602

    The $195 entry fee must be made payable to: Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

    Please note: The entry fee may be waived for student designed projects or for projects designed and executed entirely with volunteer resources. All entries become property of the Planning Commission. Photos and drawings submitted may be used by the Planning Commission in materials, including websites, social media, publications, presentations, and educational programs, etc. No entry materials will be returned.


    View recent winners:

    2017  |  35th Annual Planning & Design Award Winners  |  View the event photos

    2016  |  34th Annual Planning & Design Award Winners  |  View the event photos

    2015  |  33rd Annual Planning & Design Award Winners  |  View the event photos

    2014  |  32nd Annual Planning & Design Award Winners |  View the event photos

    2013  |  31st Annual Planning & Design Award Winners

    2012  |  30th Annual Planning & Design Award Winners  |  View Tampa Tribune’s editorial on awards

    2011  |  29th Annual Planning & Design Award Winners

    Thank you to our sponsors!