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The Outstanding Public Engagement of the Year Award recognizes exemplary products, displays, programs or services created in partnership by a nonprofit organization and a land management agency that advance meaningful and sustainable connections between individuals and America’s public lands and was carried out in the 2018 or 2019 calendar year.

Awards are given in two categories: one for products or displays, and one for programs or services. Examples of eligible entries include, but are not limited to:

  • Product or Display: Trail guides and brochures, annual reports, airport kiosks or retail displays, mobile apps and radio programs.
  • Program or Service: Educational sessions, lecture series, conservation corps project, membership or donor outreach initiatives.

If your submission is best represented in physical form, please mail (5) copies that best represent your submission to the Public Lands Alliance office so that they are received prior to November 29, 2019. Copies will be shared with the judges for review.

We highly encourage sending supporting evidence that best demonstrates impact, innovation and context related to your submission. Please include URL links and attach online documents, web content, brochures, photos and other media to this application.

Note: You will need to create an online account in order to submit, which will allow you to save and edit your proposal before submitting it. This account is separate from PLA member accounts.