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ELIGIBILITY
All Texas communities are eligible to apply, not just KTB affiliates. One community may not have more than one GCAA entry. See the definitions below to see what constitutes as a "community" and a "program". If cities and counties apply as separate communities, shared program information may not be duplicated.

First place winners of the GCAA for the last three years are not eligible to win the first-place landscape award, or second or third place recognition, but will be judged for the Award of Excellence and Sustained Excellence.

APPLICATION DEFINITIONS:

Community – A community is defined as a region or regions with shared or adjoining boundaries whose beautification and litter abatement programs are administered by common groups within that community’s geographic boundaries (i.e. local affiliates, city departments, garden clubs, schools, organizations etc.).

Program – Programs are defined as any projects, activities, and/or initiatives within a community’s geographic boundaries that address goals stated in the seven topic areas of the GCAA. If cities and counties apply as separate communities, shared program information may not be duplicated.

JUDGING
Each award application will be judged by a panel of civic, business and/or government representatives. All decisions of KTB will be final.  The maximum score of an application is 100 points (90 possible points for the Executive Summary and 10 possible points for the program portfolio). Points will be deducted if guidelines are not met. Applications received after the deadline will not be submitted for judging and will not be eligible for either the Award of Excellence or Sustained Excellence.