Oklahoma Chapter Planning Awards

Nominations for the 2021 APA-OK Chapter Awards are now open! Nominations will be accepted until August 27, 2021. The awards honor outstanding overall plans, programs, and efforts throughout Oklahoma. Winners will receive a personalized award and will be recognized during the Cross-Chapter Collaborative Conference (November 1-3, 2021).

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Public Outreach, Program, Project, Tool, Community Initiative - This award is for a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, community initiative or public outreach. This category emphasizes results and demonstrates how innovative and state-of-the art planning methods and practices help to create communities of lasting value.
  • Outstanding Plan - This award is for a plan that advances the science and art of planning.
  • Outstanding Citizen Planner - This award honors an individual or appointed or elected official who has advanced or promoted the cause of planning in the public arena. (Non-Professional Planner)
  • Outstanding Student Project - This award recognizes a student or group of students in an Oklahoma planning, architecture, or landscape architecture program for an outstanding paper or class project that demonstrates the contribution of planning to contemporary issues; best applies the planning process; or best exemplifies applied planning research.
  • Great Neighborhood, Great Street, or Great Public Space - Great Places in America singles out places of exemplary character, quality and planning; places with a unique identity, cultural interest, community involvement, and a sustainable vision for tomorrow.

For questions regarding the awards program, contact Jill Ferenc at

Here are the winners from past years:

OKAPA 2021 award winners!

OKAPA 2020 award winners!

OKAPA 2019 award winners!

OKAPA 2018 award winners!

OKAPA 2017 award winners!

OKAPA 2016 award winners!

OKAPA 2015 award winners!