The Keep Sedona Beautiful Awards of Excellence honor individuals, businesses or organizations that demonstrate outstanding public or commercial architectural design, xeriscaping, lighting, signage, or provide exceptional service to the community. The awards honor those who have most contributed to the mission to keep Sedona beautiful.
KSB believes that the scenic beauty of Sedona should be protected, and that the built environment should never compete for attention with our natural surroundings, day or night. Thus, judging for new or redesigned buildings is based on their harmony with the natural environment, beyond what is required by municipal or county regulations. Outdoor lighting, signage and landscaping are judged by the same standards. Single-family homes are not usually considered for these awards, unless there is an exceptional innovation in environmental construction.
Special attention is given to major improvements in existing buildings, lighting and signage which did not previously conform to these standards. Innovations in environmentally-sensitive building, native low-water-use landscaping and elimination of non-conforming signs are considered as well.
KSB has established the following award categories, and asks our members to nominate individuals, businesses or organizations who have shown excellence in these areas:
- Building and Signage Design
- Civil Engineering
- Community Service
- Cultural Heritage
- Dark Sky Lighting
- Environmental Stewardship
Award presentations are usually held each year following the fall nominations.