Each year Downtown New Jersey recognizes New Jersey’s best downtown projects and programs completed within the last two years. Winning submissions are considered models worthy of emulation and are promoted on Downtown New Jersey’s website and will be recognized at the Downtown New Jersey conference Oct. 12, 2017, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, N.J.

Deadline for Submissions: Aug. 31, 2017

Download contest information and nomination forms

Upload contest nominations

Categories

Built Projects:
New Construction, Renovation of Existing Structures, Mixed Use and Streetscape Projects
Tools of the Trade:
Planning Documents, Design Manuals, Strategic Plans, Wayfinding Plans, Marketing Plans, Creative Placemaking
Individuals of Excellence Award:
Individuals demonstrating leadership and dedication to downtown development

Submission Guidelines

All materials must be submitted electronically to Downtown New Jersey’s Dropbox account

Please include in one zipped file:

  • Your completed nomination form
  • A narrative description of the project or the special attributes of your nominee for the Individuals of Excellence Award (two pages maximum)
  • A one-paragraph summary of your project or nominee, with quotes from local leaders, for press releases
  • A separate page listing other significant contributors to your project or tool of the trade
  • Photographs of your project or tool (maximum 10 photos in pdf or jpg formats). No PowerPoints please.
  • Electronic versions of relevant brochures, excerpts of planning documents or other printed materials in pdf or jpg formats
  • Photographs of your nominee (maximum three photos in pdf or jpg formats). No PowerPoints please.

Deadline for Submissions: Aug. 31, 2017

Download contest information and nomination forms

Upload contest nominations

Partners

South Orange Performing Arts Center ◆ New Jersey Economic Development Authority ◆ Economic Development Association of New Jersey ◆ New Jersey Future ◆ American Planning Association New Jersey chapter ◆ Regional Plan Association-New Jersey ◆ NJ Transit ◆ International Council of Shopping Centers-New Jersey ◆ American Institute of Architects-New Jersey