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Keep Knoxville Beautiful Accepting Award Nominations



Keep Knoxville Beautiful is accepting nominations from the public for its beautification awards, the Orchids. Since 1979, Keep Knoxville Beautiful has presented Orchid Awards to Knoxville and Knox County buildings and outdoor spaces that beautify and elevate the local landscape.

Orchid Awards will be granted in the following seven categories: New Architecture, Redesign/Reuse, Outdoor Space (Parks, Patios, Rooftop Areas, Public Gardens, etc.), Community Space (Neighborhoods, Schools, Senior Living Facilities, Apartment Complexes, etc.), Public Art (Murals, Sculptures, Signage, etc.), Environmental Stewardship (Properties that incorporate renewable materials, energy efficiency, LEED certification and/or other sustainable building practices) and Creative Reinvention (properties that have creatively adjusted to social distancing guidelines)

Anyone can nominate a location or outdoor public artwork by completing a simple online form on Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s website.

Private residences are not considered for this award. Properties that received an Orchid Award since 2011 are ineligible, except in cases of major renovations. For a list of previous winners, visit the Keep Knoxville Beautiful website. Nominations are due by Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will announce the winners of the beautification awards at the annual Orchids Awards to be held virtually in February 2021.

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