37th Annual Planning & Design Awards

The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 37th 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 37th annual P&DA event page for our Call for Entries & Award Submission Form, plus information on Sponsorship Opportunities. Registration and tickets will be available on the event page September 1 – October 22, 2019.

    Dates to remember

    August 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. – Early Bird Entry deadline ($125 entry fee)

    August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. – Entry deadline ($195 entry fee)

    October 29, 2019 at 6:15 p.m. – Networking 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 & Submission Form.

    2. Complete submission package with entry fees must be delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 26, 2019 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:

    2018 | 36th Annual Planning & Design Award Winners  |  View the event photos

    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 the Tampa Tribune’s editorial on awards

    2011  |  29th Annual Planning & Design Award Winners  |  View the event photos

    Thank you to our sponsors!

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