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Grants & Awards

Individual and Organization Awards

The Keep Texas Beautiful Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have committed to enhancing their community and protecting the Lone Star State. This category identifies individuals, businesses, media outlets and government agencies who have made an impact in their community and helped further our vision to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. The Individual and Organization Awards application opens on January 21, 2020 and will close on February 14, 2020. Check back soon to submit your nomination. 

After much deliberation, KTB leadership has decided to streamline the Individual and Organization awards by offering fewer awards categories. These changes allow for increased efficiency from staff and elevate the prestige of the KTB awards program. Also, beginning this year, there will be no application fee for the KTB Individual and Organization awards, as well as the KTB Youth and Educator awards, which will open March 9th. Winners from both awards programs will be celebrated at the KTB Annual Conference in Houston from June 15-17, 2020.  

Individual Award Categories

Keep Texas Beautiful Leadership Award

The most prestigious award Keep Texas Beautiful presents, this once-in-a-lifetime distinction is awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding leadership in improving and enhancing the environment of their community, the state of Texas and beyond.

OP Schnabel Volunteer of the Year

Recognizes individuals who support the mission of KTB through extraordinary volunteer efforts and contribute to the betterment of their community.

Organizational Award Categories

Ebby Halliday & Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award

Recognizes one business with sound environmental principles supporting the Keep Texas Beautiful mission, including locally owned, state, or national businesses.

Outstanding Program Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions by civic organizations and city/county/state government departments, divisions or agencies supporting the KTB mission through a specific program.

Outstanding Project Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions by civic organizations and city/county/state government departments supporting the KTB mission through projects or events.

Public Education and Outreach Award

Recognizes the public awareness and education efforts of civic organizations and city/county/state government departments in print and/or electronic media in supporting environmental issues. This award is also applicable to media outlets.

Interested in applying? Learn more below. 

KTB Award Flyer

2019 Winners

Congrats to our 2019 winners. See the full list of winners here.

Award Announcement & Presentation

All award winners will be recognized at the annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference held June 15-17, 2020 in Houston, TX. One winner per category will be selected. Winners will receive an invite to attend and details when available. 

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Featured Content

Keep Texas Beautiful Honors 2019 Individuals and Organizations
Guest Blog: Judging for Keep Texas Beautiful’s 2019 Award Season


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