DAUPHIN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
Submissions Are Now Open for the . . .
2024 PREMIER PROJECT AWARDS!
Our NEW & IMPROVED awards program acknowledges and encourages planning excellence in Dauphin County, recognizing projects that meet our community, environmental and economic goals.
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT NOW! And save the date for the AWARDS LUNCHEON on Leap Day:
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg
The PPAs are back and better than ever!
See below for the new rules and guidelines! Submissions will be accepted through October 31.
Luncheon guests are invited to tour
the museum's exhibits between
10 AM and 5 PM for free.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & ENTRY UPLOAD PORTAL
Individuals, organizations, municipalities, public authorities, developers and public/private partnerships may submit applications for plans, studies and projects -- completed in Dauphin County between 2021-2023 -- in which they were principally involved in design, development or implementation. Previous entries that did not win must be resubmitted to be considered. NOTE: Agencies governed by Dauphin County are not eligible.
Example entries include but are not limited to: agricultural resource protection; bike-ped plans; comprehensive plans; design guidelines; development projects; economic development plans; floodplain & riparian area preservation; growth management practices; historic preservation plans; housing; infrastructure improvement; neighborhood revitalization; open space plans; ordinance revisions; programs & policies; public services; public-private partnerships; recreation plans; regulations & codes; renewal projects; sustainable development; transit; transportation networks; water & wastewater infrastructure.
REQUIRED APPLICATION PACKAGE:
Planning Awards entry form with typed or signed signature;
1-2 page project summary;
1-2 page project narrative explaining how the project meets the judging criteria and category objectives;
Supporting material, including pictures, plans or renderings in print quality format;
2 to 5 letters of reference supporting the application;
A list of all project partners with contact info;
Applicant signature approves entry and use of all application materials in DCPC publications.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Tuesday, October 31, 2023. There will be no extensions!
NOTE: Entrants in the 2024 PPAs are encouraged to submit their projects to the 2024 PA Chapter of the APA Planning Awards, which it closely parallels.
Entrants may select a preferred category. Judges have the flexibility to consider an entrant in a different category. Judges will award up to 6 entries. Judges may also recognize a project, regardless of category, for overall excellence in enhancing and improving the life of Dauphin County residents. Categories include:
Growing Our Communities
Growing Within Our Environment
Growing Our Economy
Community engagement & participation implementation
Originality & innovation
Results & effectiveness
Transferability to other communities
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Email Jerry Duke or call (717) 234-2639.