Our Awards Program

Raise your hand if you know somebody improving your community’s environment!

The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Awards Program honors those who exemplify leadership in protecting Georgia's environment through ongoing efforts in litter prevention, recycling, and community beautification. Let the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation provide recognition for you, your organization, and your volunteers!

1.      Complete the Online Award Information Sheet

2.      Complete your application using the award guidelines per category.

3.      Submit your PDF application to kgbfawards@gmail.com by Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

We will honor winners at our annual awards luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia at the Marriott Century Center on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Questions? Contact us at kgbfawards@gmail.com or call 404-679-1580

Photo: Taylor Schwensohn

Photo: Taylor Schwensohn

State Award Categories: Eligible groups for this award include nonprofits, civic and community organizations, school and youth groups, local governments, and businesses and professional organizations.

  • Community Beautification Award

  • Litter Prevention Award

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Award

  • Overall Community Improvement Award

2019 State Award Guidelines


Individual Achievement Award: This award honors outstanding individuals who go above and beyond program requirements and demonstrate ongoing commitment to protecting and improving their community environments. 

  • Elected Official of the Year Award

  • 'Carolyn Crayton' Woman of the Year Award

  • 'Steve Reynolds' Man of the Year Award

  • Public Works Employee of the Year Award

  • Code Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

  • Student of the Year Award

2019 Individual Award Guidelines


Executive Director of the Year Award (KAB Affiliates Only): This award recognizes the outstanding leadership, commitment, determination, and dedication by a KAB Affiliate Executive Director to Keep America Beautiful’s mission, ideals, and process.

  • 'Barbara Mason' Executive Director of the Year Award

  • 'Lynn Cobb' Executive Director of the Year Award

  2019 Executive Director of the Year Award Guidelines 


KAB Affiliate Award (KAB Affiliates Only): The KAB Affiliate Award honors our very own by recognizing affiliates for their comprehensive work in litter prevention, community improvement, and waste reduction, and for how they leverage their program to improve the quality of life in their communities.                                     

  • Population of up to 50,000

  • Population of 50,001 – 75,000

  • Population of 75,001 – 100,000

  • Population of 100,001 – 150,000

  • Population of 150,001 – 500,000

  • Population of over 500,001

2019 KAB Affiliate Award Guidelines


2019 Affiliate Innovation Award (KAB Affiliates Only): The Affiliate Innovation Award highlights the innovative work of affiliates that utilize new and unique ideas or methods, use nontraditional approaches to solve challenges, or launch programs or partnerships that the network has not previously seen.           


  • Innovative Partnerships Award

  • Innovative Programs Award


2019 Affiliate Innovation Award Guidelines

Apply by Sunday, October 20, 2019