City Issues Call for Entries for Sir Walter Raleigh Awards; Deadline is June 24

News posted May 09, 2016 - 11:00 am

The City of Raleigh is accepting nominations for the 2016 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding new contributions to the character, environment and appearance of the Capital City.

Coordinated by the City of Raleigh Appearance Commission, the Sir Walter Raleigh Awards were established in 1983 to celebrate exemplary achievements in enhancing the city’s appearance. The City has presented more than 200 of the awards to developers, designers, building owners, community and civic groups, churches and citizens.

The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards highlight innovative projects and designers, and celebrate the positive impact that design has on the community. Award categories include residential, commercial, historic preservation/rehabilitation, public facilities and spaces, landscape design, and public service.

Award winners are selected based on specific criteria. These include exhibition of a new standard of excellence, awareness of land stewardship, community involvement and innovation, integration of sustainable building principles, conservation of natural and/ or historic resources, and meeting or exceeding applicable ordinances. Awards may not be issued in every category.

Nominations for Sir Walter Raleigh Awards will be accepted through June 24 at 5 p.m. Anyone can submit nominations through a quick and easy process. Interested parties may also contact Carter Pettibone with the Department of City Planning, 919-996-4643.

The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, at CAM Raleigh Downtown.

For more information, contact

  • Carter Pettibone, Urban Design Center, Department of City Planning, 919-996-4643

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