Now Accepting Nominations for the 2020 Commonwealth Awards!

June 4, 2020

The 2020 Commonwealth Awards Go Virtual! 

Save the date for November 19, 2020 as we plan for a virtual Commonwealth Awards event to safely and responsibly honor our nominees and so more of you can join us without travelling. More information will be released soon! 

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Awards honor projects, plans and initiatives, across the state, that demonstrate smart growth principles in action, while also promoting 10,000 Friends of PA's mission to help build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities throughout Pennsylvania. The awards recognize individuals, businesses or organizations with the vision to find new uses for vacant and underutilized land, increase opportunities for communities on the rise or breathe new life into old neighborhoods.

Now Accepting Nominations (through August 17, 2020) 
Do you know of a project, plan or initiative that deserves to be honored for prioritizing smart growth or resilience? Consider submitting a nomination for the Commonwealth Award! We are now accepting entries via online submission through August 17. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts in various aspects of development.

View guidelines and nomination instructions

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! 
Sponsorship opportunities for the Commonwealth Awards are now available! Please click here or contact Stacie for more information at