Beautify Texas Awards
The Beautify Texas Awards include many of the same categories of the former Keep Texas Beautiful Awards. They are now organized into two main categories, Individual Awards and Organization Awards. The application period will open and close at the same time for all awards.
The Beautify Texas Awards application opens on February 22, 2021.
Applications close March 25, 2021 at 5 pm CDT.
The Beautify Texas Awards, formerly the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards, recognize the efforts of those working to enhance their community and protecting the Lone Star State. These awards range in honoring extraordinary volunteers, professionals, youth, educators, businesses, local/civic governments, organizations and specific projects and programs. One winner per category will be selected and recognized at the annual KTB Conference.
Keep Texas Beautiful Leadership Award
The most prestigious award Keep Texas Beautiful presents, this once-in-a-lifetime professional distinction is awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding leadership in improving and enhancing the environment of their community, the state of Texas and beyond.
OP Schnabel Volunteer of the Year
Recognizes individuals who support the mission of KTB through extraordinary volunteer efforts and contribute to the betterment of their community.
Ruthe Jackson Youth Individual
This award recognizes the efforts and leadership of youth (as individuals and their collective efforts as a group or team) to beautify the community and create cleaner, greener campuses, parks and neighborhoods. A youth individual is defined as a student, scout, youth advisory board member, etc.
Sadie Ray Graff Educator
This award recognizes the efforts of educators that provide instruction/programming to Pre-K through college students to encourage youth involvement and promote the KTB mission through environmental education.
Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award
Recognizes one business with sound environmental principles supporting the Keep Texas Beautiful mission, including locally owned, state, or national businesses.
Outstanding Program Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions by civic organizations and city/county/state government departments, divisions or agencies supporting the KTB mission through a specific program.
Outstanding Project Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions by civic organizations and city/county/state government departments supporting the KTB mission through projects or events.
Public Education and Outreach Award
Recognizes the public awareness and education efforts of civic organizations and city/county/state government departments in print and/or electronic media in supporting environmental issues. This award is also applicable to media outlets.
Ruthe Jackson Youth Organization Award
This award recognizes the efforts and leadership of youth-oriented organizations to beautify the community and create cleaner, greener campuses, parks and neighborhoods. Youth Organization is defined as a scout group, student-led organization, youth advisory board, etc.
Sadie Ray Graff Educational Institution
This award recognizes the efforts of educational institutions that provide instruction/programming to Pre K through college students to encourage youth involvement and promote the KTB mission through environmental education.