The 2021 award categories:
- First Time Entry: Any community submitting for the first time.
- Community under 25,000: Any community with a population under 25,000.
- Community of 25,000 to 99,999: Any community with a population of 25,000 to 99,000.
- Community of 100,000 or more: Any community with a population of 100,000 or more.
- Most Creative Entry
The nomination period for the 2021 contest is now closed.
Winners of the 2021 contest will be announced in conjunction with the 2021 Public Works Expo (PWX) and in APWA publications. Additionally, a designated representative of the public agency or municipality will be presented a plaque at the municipal event of their choice (usually a town council meeting).