BEST OF KEOKUK AWARD
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Entries for the Best of Keokuk Award, sponsored by the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce, will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2023. There will be award recipient announcements made for September and October winners. The award submission period will open back up on May 1, 2024.
ABOUT THE AWARD | The contest, which was formerly known as the Keokuk Pride Award, recognizes the homeowners, businesses, and organizations in the area that demonstrate pride in the surrounding community through exterior maintenance, and/or improvement of property (either public or private) that serve the community at large. It is given to promote and encourage positive influences through betterment of our community aesthetic.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS | Examples of eligible projects could include facade restoration, playground enhancements, updates on roofs, windows, repairing or building a fence with added landscaping, exterior painting of the home, business, or location, additions, and more. Any entries that enhance the curb appeal of a home, business, or organization’s location will be considered.
MORE INFO | Several locations can be awarded each month and will be provided a prominent lawn sign to be displayed for up to two weeks, as well as a photo will be taken with the winner to be shared on social media and with local media. The top winner for each month will receive a $100 gift certificate from Sherwin Williams towards future projects.
Entries should include before and after photos of the improvement project (however if you are nominating someone else, an after photo will suffice), along with a brief description about the project and how it has enhanced the neighborhood/community. Projects must be started, underway or completed by May 1, 2023, and must not have been awarded a Keokuk Pride or Best of Keokuk award in the past.
DEADLINES | The deadline for entries for the September award is Sept. 19, but entries will be accepted throughout the duration of the contest until Sept. 30. September’s winners will be awarded on Tuesday, Sept. 26, and October’s winners will be awarded on Oct. 24. A maximum of three photos can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with filling out the below form.
Entries can also be mailed to:
Best of Keokuk Award
c/o Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce, 1026 Main St., Keokuk, IA 52632.
For questions or submission help, email email@example.com or call (319) 524-5055.
NOTE | For 2024, annual nominations will be accepted between May 1 and Sept. 30, with the final awards presented by Oct. 31.
NOMINATE A PROPERTY
Nominate an eligible location by filling out the following form and emailing photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries should include before and after photos of the improvement project (however if you are nominating someone else, an after photo will suffice), along with a brief description about the project, the address, the name of the person/persons involved in the update and how it has enhanced the neighborhood/community of the Keokuk area (minimum of 100 words). Projects must be started, underway or completed by May 1, 2023, to receive an award in September or October of this year.
NOTE: Moving forward from Sept. 1, 2023, repeat properties will be unable to win a Best of Keokuk Award.