Nominations now accepted for the Huntsville Beautification Board 2023 awards

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Get your nominations in for this year’s Huntsville Beautification Board awards! (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

As you’ve likely noticed, spring is not far away, and that means it’s also time to get in your nominations for the Huntsville Beautification Board awards for 2023!

While it might be hard to narrow down the nominees (there is so much beautiful landscaping here), the process for nominations is pretty easy. Here’s the scoop:

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Huntsville Beautification Board Awards

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So much beautiful landscaping to choose from in Huntsville! (City of Huntsville)

Do you think you have someone to nominate for this year’s awards? Well get your submissions in! The deadline to submit the entry form and $50 fee for each property nominated is Wednesday, April 5. Judging will take place after Memorial Day (May 29).

Here’s what to know about the 2023 Huntsville Beautification Board Awards:

Who is eligible?

City of Huntsville-licensed commercial, business or government properties within the city limits. To qualify, the entity must be at least 1 year old. Properties that currently have an award must reapply each year.

What are the judging criteria?

Everything from the curb will be judged on first impressions, originality, distinction, design, quality of plants (trees, shrubs, flowers, ground cover, grass), maintenance, hardscape design and litter control.

How do I submit a property for consideration?

To get started, download and complete the 2023 entry form. Professional landscapers must complete an entry form for each property submitted; lists of properties will not be accepted. A copy of a 2023 business license is also required. Only one copy of the license per landscaper is needed.

Last year’s winners

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Oakwood University’s campus received one of the Huntsville Beautification Board Awards in 2022. (Oakwood University)

In the first Beautification Awards ceremony since 2019, area businesses and landscapers were recognized last summer for outstanding efforts to keep properties clean, visually pleasing and well-maintained.

The board judged more than 500 properties and gave awards to 386 properties in 2022. The Mayor’s Award, which is earned by receiving a perfect score by three judges, went to Oakwood University.

Additional awards were presented to the following winners:

  • District 1 – Blue Spring Church of Christ
  • District 2 – Walton’s Mountain
  • District 3 – Office Park South
  • District 4 – Dr. John Barnes
  • District 5 – Villas at Research Park
  • Beautification Board Special Recognition – Dick Christiansen
  • Green Team Volunteer Recognition – Erick Wade

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