35th Annual Planning & Design Awards

The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 35th annual celebration of excellence in planning in Hillsborough County, presented by Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. 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 Tampa Bay Design Week and the many national festivities during the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Community Planning Month and celebration of Great Places in America!

  • View the 35th annual P&DA event page for our Call for Entries and information on Sponsorship Opportunities, recent award winners, and ticket sales (starting September 1 through October 13th).

    Dates to remember

    August 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. – Entry deadline

    August 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. – Entry deadline

    October 19, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. – Tampa Bay Times 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 35th PD&A Call for Entries.

    2. Complete submission package with entry fees must be delivered by 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 2017 August 21, 2017 to:

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

    The $160 entry fee must be made payable to: 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.

    Thank you to our sponsors.


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