The Laramie Beautification Committee's (LBC) goal is to encourage businesses, citizens, public and private organizations to improve and constructively contribute to our community's aesthetic and physical environment. The LBC has established an annual Beautification Achievement Awards Competition. Entrants can win cash awards and recognition for projects that improve the visual environment and enhance Laramie's quality of life.

Margaret Brown, Beautification Awards Chair, stressed that all beautification project entries are welcome. She said, "In past years, we received entries ranging from small, elegant floral yard plantings to large, stylish commercial buildings with corresponding landscapes. We want to promote all the actions Laramie residents and their neighbors are taking to beautify their surroundings."

Beautification Achievement Awards are assessed under two classes; Residential or Commercial projects. Further, projects may be categorized under New Construction, Renovation or Landscaping. All projects must have been completed within the last year.

Click Here for a Beautification Achievement Awards Competition entry form. Entry forms are also available at the following local organizations:

  • Laramie Economic Development Corporation
  • Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce
  • First National Bank
  • Laramie Recreation Center
  • Laramie Rivers Conservation District

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Judging will take place during the first week of September 2011. Criteria include considerations such as the attractiveness of the building's façade, suitability to the site, plantings, signage, cleanliness and maintenance, as well as lighting and other elements. Since appearance, particularly for landscaping projects, is likely to change prior to early September, entries must be accompanied by photographs to assist with judging. Before and after photos are encouraged. Awards will be presented on Community Service Day in September.

Mail completed entry forms to Community Beautification Awards, Laramie Beautification Committee, P.O. Box 1250, Laramie, WY 82073. For further information call LEDC at 307-742-2212.