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Call for 2024 APA-IL Awards Program Nominations!

Updated: Jul 8

The APA-IL is now accepting nominations for our 2024 Awards Program! Each year, the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association recognizes the best in planning across Illinois, celebrating those that exemplify tremendous planning efforts and outstanding achievements in innovation.

Submit your project or person in one of two categories:

Project Awards

  • Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan

  • Strategic Plan

  • Best Practice

  • Advancing Diversity and Social Change

  • Healthy & Active Community Award

  • Historic Exploration Award

  • Student Project

Service Awards

  • Planning Advocate Award

  • Distinguished Service or Contribution Award

  • Emerging Planner Award

  • Most Valuable Planner (MVP)

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm, July 3, 2024.

(the deadline will not be extended)

Next Steps:

Where do I get information?

Download the 2024 APA-IL Awards Program packet (.pdf) to learn about this year's awards categories and criteria.

Where and when will a winner be recognized?

Award winners will be honored in conjunction with the 2024 APA-IL State Conference.


Contact Paula Freeze at

The submission process is entirely online; please note that hard-copy submissions will NOT be accepted.

All nominations must submit nominations via an online Google Form. You will need a Google Email address. (If you do not have a Google email address, email for special instructions.)


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