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Huntsville board taking applications for annual beautification awards

HUNTSVILLE – Groundskeepers, landscapers and caretakers take note. The City of Huntsville Beautification Board has opened nominations for its annual awards.

Apply online at entry form There’s a $50 entry fee for each property nominated. The deadline is April 8. Judging will take place after Memorial Day (May 27).

New this year is an option to submit payment through PayPal. When nominations are submitted, users are taken to a page that contains a link to the Beautification Board’s PayPal account.

Users who do not have a PayPal account can mail a check to P.O. Box 738, Huntsville, AL 35804. Make checks payable to the Huntsville Beautification Board.

  • Who is eligible?
    City of Huntsville-licensed commercial, business or government properties within the city limits. To qualify, the entity must be at least one 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 many properties per application?
    Up to five properties may be nominated on each form. Lists of properties will not be accepted. For landscapers, a copy of a current business license is also required and may be uploaded with the entry form. Only one copy of the license per landscaper is needed.

For questions and information, email [email protected] or call Huntsville’s Green Team at 256-532-5326.

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