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NSBF Byway Awards – 2024

A Byway Organization, Collection or DMO (representing a byway) must be a NSBF member to win.

  1. Byway Enhancement Award – Community-based improvement on the byway such as innovative signage, wayshowing, improved access to byway resources or sites such as hiking, biking, picnic areas, parks, water, etc.
  2. Communications Award – Raising the visibility of the byway to the public using technology: social media, website, apps, blogs, photography, video, newsletters, innovative news features.
  3. Hospitality Award – Training program for volunteers and front-line personnel, provide training and byway orientation efforts to raise awareness of the byway story and the visitor experience.
  4. Interpretation Award – Creative, innovative or educational projects, publications, panels or kiosks with emphasis on telling your byway story.
  5. Leveraging Resources Award – Innovative fundraising, in-kind or other revenue or resource-generating activity.
  6. Partnership Award – Projects that engaged multiple public-private partners and stakeholders.
  7. Viewshed Improvement Award – Conservation and protection of scenic views, beautification efforts, select-cutting of foliage and trees to regain lost views. Provided plantings or walls to shield junkyards, utility substations, and/or distracting views.
  8. Visitor Experience Award – Experiential or authentic activities or events, re-enactments, created new attractions or destinations for visitors to have a comprehensive experience about the byway and its story.

National Recognition for NSBF Award Winners

Application Process – Deadline February 28, 2024



  • Natchez Trace Parkway, All-American Road, MI, AL, TN; Communications Award – Marketing Plan Implementation;
  • Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway, Maine; Hospitality Award – Byway Ambassador Program;
  • Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway, Colorado; Interpretation Award – Byway Interpretation, Authentic Signs and TravelStory App;
  • Gold Belt Tour Scenic & Historic National Scenic Byway, Colorado; Leveraging Resources Award – Exterior Restoration of the 1895 Garden Park School;
  • Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway, TN, KY; Byway Enhancement Award – Love TN Byways Picnic Area Rehabilitation with USDA Forest Service;
  • A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway, All-American Road, Florida; Partnership Award – Building Better Byways Conference;
  • Blue Ridge Parkway, All-American Road, NC, VA; Viewshed Improvement Award – Waterrock Knob Land Conservation;
  • Schoodic National Scenic Byway, Maine; Visitor Experience Award – Kids Quest Program;

Read our Byway Award Case Studies 2020 – 2023 here: