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NSBF Byway Organization Awards – 2023

Your Byway Organization must be a NSBF member to apply (NSBF Byway Organization and DMO’s representing a Byway are eligible member categories).

  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, 2023