This page is designed to help you be successful in preparing and delivering your application for the SWANA Excellence Awards. If you don’t find the answer you are seeking on this page, please submit your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Excellence Awards home page for a list of categories and nomination forms.
Send the language you need on the invoice to email@example.com, with the subject line “Excellence Awards Invoice Request.”.
Payment must be received ONE DAY before the deadline to submit your entry, because the entry instructions are sent automatically the day AFTER payment. If you wait until the deadline to pay, your entry upload instructions will be sent the day after the deadline!
Three major changes have occurred:
No. Applications are judged upon the quality of the facility or program they depict.
As long as the scoring topics are discussed sufficiently to convey insight into your operations, application length is not a judging factor, subject to the 15-page limit. Supplementary materials like brochures, maps, pictures, etc., often can replace the need for descriptions. When including documents, you may reduce them in size to fit multiple documents on a page to stay within the page limit, as long as they are readable, or include a link to a website that contains the requested document.
SWANA encourages repeat entries and offers a discounted fee to those who entered in the past two years and want to try to improve their scores.
Yes, comments on how to improve your entry in the future will be sent to you after the applications are reviewed.
In addition to recognition during the annual WASTECON awards breakfast, SWANA issues a press release to more than 100 media outlets announcing award winners. MSW Management Magazine also highlights award winners in an issue. SWANA will be including winning applications in various conference proceedings, webinars and even on the website. In summary, the word will get out!
There are 13 Excellence Award categories. One entity can submit up to three entries total. Click on a link below for evaluation criteria and past winners.