Achievement Awards deadline: February 15, 2017

It's now easier than ever to enter the Achievement Awards. Entrants may submit the awards application, photos and supporting materials completely online.

Complete the awards application and upload supporting materials and photos online using the prompts on the screen.

Municipalities may compete in either the population category or subject category. Cities and towns with a population of 20,001 or more must compete in a subject category. The population categories are judged on the written entry only. The subject categories are judged on the written entry and an oral presentation.

Cities entering a subject category, judges will evaluate a written entry and an oral presentation, scheduled for March 6 and 7. Municipalities may enter only one category.

The application questions directly correlate to the judging criteria. The fill-in-the-blank form provides a simple format to highlight a project's key points. Each answer is limited to 100 words.

Cities and towns must submit their entries electronically or hand deliver them by 5 p.m. on February 15. Entries sent through the U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked by February 15.

After receiving the entry, the Municipal Association will send an email confirmation to the main contact person listed on the application. If the main contact does not receive a receipt by February 22, contact Ashleigh Hair at 803.933.1288 or

For more information about the 2017 Achievement Awards, contact Meredith Houck at 803.933.1215 or