Community Appearance Awards

The Community Appearance Commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Community Appearance Awards. The deadline for entries is Friday, October 21, 2022.

Please contact Daniel Rankin at the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning & Development Services Department with any questions. danielr@cityofws.org | 336-747-6835

Award Judges

Awards are chosen based on project merit by either the Community Appearance Commission (CAC), Winston-Salem Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), or a jury panel. The jury panel is made of design and planning professionals who live and work outside of Forsyth County.

Selection Criteria

Awards are given based on the project merit, as determined by the selection criteria:

  • Contributes significantly to the improvement of community appearance
  • Exhibits a high standard of excellence in design
  • Preserves or restores desirable natural features of the site or area
  • Develops a noteworthy process of community involvement, which has brought about an improvement in the character and appearance of the community

Past Appearance Award Winners & Presentations

2020 Award Information