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Beautify Texas Awards

 The 2022 Beautify Texas Award application is now closed.

The Beautify Texas Awards include many of the same categories of the former Keep Texas Beautiful Awards. They are now organized into two main categories, Individual Awards and Organization Awards. The application period will open and close at the same time for all awards.

The Beautify Texas Awards, formerly the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards, recognize the efforts of those working to enhance their community and protect the Lone Star State. These awards range in honoring extraordinary volunteers, professionals, youth, educators, businesses, local/civic governments, organizations, and specific projects and programs. One winner per category will be selected and recognized at the annual KTB Conference.

About BTA

Congratulations to the 2022 Beautify Texas Award Winners 

Stan Weik Leadership Award

  • Gale Ivy, San Saba

O.P. Schnabel Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Angel Carter, Grand Prairie

Ruthe Jackson Youth Individual

  • Caleb Harper, Ennis 

Sadie Ray Graff Educator

  • Erin Hoffer, Plano

And to our Organizational Award Winners! 

Ebby Halliday and Maurice Acers Business/Industry Award

  • EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC

Outstanding Program Award

  • Wild About Wildflowers, Lewisville

Outstanding Project Award

  • Mission Tomorrow - Trees for Life, Irving

Public Education and Outreach Award

  • Recycle Right, The Woodlands Township

Ruthe Jackson Youth Organization Award

  • Keep Pearland Beautiful Youth Environmental Council

Sadie Ray Graff Educational Institution

  • Allen ISD, Allen 

2022 Beautify Texas Award Winners

Limit 5 applications per category per nominator. We reserve the right to move any submission to a different category in which it fits better. Previous winners will not be eligible to win in the same category again until three years after their win. For example, 2018 winners will be eligible to win in the same category again in 2021. Late, emailed, mailed or faxed entries will be automatically disqualified.


Individual Awards

Stan Weik Leadership Award
The most prestigious award Keep Texas Beautiful presents, this once-in-a-lifetime professional 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.

Ruthe Jackson Youth Individual
This award recognizes the efforts and leadership of youth (as individuals and their collective efforts as a group or team) to beautify the community and create cleaner, greener campuses, parks and neighborhoods. A youth individual (up to 18 years old) is defined as a student, scout, youth advisory board member, etc.

Sadie Ray Graff Educator
This award recognizes the efforts of educators that provide instruction/programming to Pre-K through college students to encourage youth involvement and promote the KTB mission through environmental education.

Organization Awards

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, continual program.

Outstanding Project Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions by civic organizations and city/county/state government departments supporting the KTB mission through a specific one-time project or event from the previous year.

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.

Ruthe Jackson Youth Organization Award
This award recognizes the efforts and leadership of youth-oriented organizations to beautify the community and create cleaner, greener campuses, parks and neighborhoods. Youth Organization is defined as a scout group, student-led organization, youth advisory board, etc.

Sadie Ray Graff Educational Institution
This award recognizes the efforts of educational institutions that provide instruction/programming to Pre K through college students to encourage youth involvement and promote the KTB mission through environmental education.