2014 Keep NSW Beautiful Awards Programs: Entries Now Open


Entries are open for our trio of Awards Programs in 2014: Tidy Towns, Clean Beaches and Sustainable Cities!

It’s that time of year again – Communities across NSW will roll out their sustainable credentials, ramp up their environmental initiatives and band together as a community to put their projects forward for the most wide-ranging environmental awards in the state.
This means it’s time to take stock of your environmental initative and enter your town, beach or city!

Far more than just a beauty contest, Keep NSW Beautiful’s awards acknowledge sustainability in its broadest sense – socially, economically and environmentally. The programs support long-term investment in the future of our communities and engender a sense of stewardship for our natural heritage.

Entry is open to Councils, community groups, schools, businesses and surf lifesaving clubs. While projects may be ongoing, they must have recent significant work completed during the 2013/14 financial year. Find out more information in the Entry Kit:

  • Tidy Towns Entry Kit
  • Clean Beaches Entry Kit
  • Sustainable Cities Entry Kit

This year we’ve streamlined the submission process and the award categories. There are now ten different award consistent across each program (eleven for Clean Beaches) plus the coveted Overall Award title to be won.

  • Overall Award
  • Cultural Heritage Award
  • Community Actions and Partnerships Award
  • Environmental Protection Award (Conservation Partnerships Award for Tidy Towns)
  • Environmental Education Award
  • Young Legends Award
  • Sustainable Water Award
  • Energy Efficiency Award
  • Waste Minimisation Award
  • Litter Reduction Award
  • Sustainable Business Award
  • Safety and Services Award (Clean Beaches only)

Visit the KNSWB website to enter

We have also changed the entry method slightly from last year. This means fewer forms to deal with, and we anticipate that the feedback provided will be more comprehensive.

All of the forms are now editable PDFS which you can download, fill out on your computer and email back to us. If you need to, you can still print them out and post them. All the forms you need are available on our website.

If you have any questions about the submission process please contact us at:

  • tidytowns@knswb.org.au,
  • cleanbeaches@knswb.org.au or
  • sustainablecities@knswb.org.au or (02) 8594 4080.

The Tidy Towns Awards Program is sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Packaging Stewardship Forum.

The Clean Beaches Awards Program is sponsored by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

The Sustainable Cities Awards Program is sponsored by Sydney Water and the Office of Environment and Heritage.

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