2021 Awards Program Details

This year we're hosting Awards Q & A sessions so you can get tips and strategies for your entries. The June Q & A details will be shared soon.

Please review the files below to learn more about our awards program. 2021 entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday, July 30.

President's Awards Program Categories - includes descriptions of categories and questions included in the entry form

President's Awards Program FAQ - answers to all of your questions!

President's Awards Judging Criteria - details of judges' roles and responsibilities 

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2020 President's Awards Program

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 President's Awards Program! A special thanks to our judging panels who reviewed and ranked all 104 entries submitted this year.

Judges - Design
Bill Hidell, Hidell and Associates Architects
David Newman, MESA Design Group
Marie Oehlerking Read, Komatsu Architecture
Lynn Osgood, Civic Arts
Chance Sparks, Freese & Nichols, Inc. and APA-Texas Chapter President

Judges - Achievement
AJ Fawver, Verdunity
P.A. Geddie, County Line Magazine
Lynda Humble, Consultant
Julie Kunkle, Open Sky Media, Inc.

2020 Downtowner of the Year

Glee Emmite - Paris

2020 Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence

Stan Weik - San Saba

2020 People's Choice Award Winners

The PEOPLE have spoken! Thanks to everyone who voted for our People’s Choice Awards (PCA).

The People’s Choice Awards allow downtown supporters to show their appreciation for downtown projects, programs, businesses, buildings, and groups. These awards are a part of our larger President’s Awards Program, which bestows separate awards that are determined by independent judging panels.

Best Commercial Interior
Wichita Falls – Wichita Falls Brewing Company

Best Renovation/Rehabilitation/Restoration
Longview – Alton Plaza/Petroleum Building

Best New Construction
Odessa – Odessa Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Best Public Improvement
Uvalde – Park Yourself in Uvalde

Best Promotion-Digital Campaign
Bastrop – Downtown Bastrop Curbside

Best Promotion-Traditional
Mesquite – Front Street Station Groundbreaking

Best Downtown Business
Bastrop – Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard

Best Downtown Partner
Levelland – Wallace Theater

Best Economic Game Changer
Tyler – Plaza Tower

Resiliency Award
Waxahachie - #HachieHeart Windows