Community Appearance Awards

The 2016 Community Appearance Awards Program will be held June 8, 2016 in the James A. Gray Auditorium at the Old Salem Museums & Gardens Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. The program will begin at 4:30 pm with refreshments being served at 4:00 pm.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Katherine Loflin of Loflin Consulting. Dr. Loflin is an internationally recognized and award winning consultant and speaker on the field of place making.

The Community Appearance Commission sponsors a biennial Awards Program to honor the efforts of businesses, individuals, and community groups who have had a positive impact on the appearance of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. These awards recognize those individuals whose thoughtful design and maintenance of our built and natural environment play a significant role in creating the high quality of life we value in our community.

This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Amy Crum at (336) 747-7051 or by May 31.

Dr. Katherine Loflin Bio [pdf/79.7kb/2p]

Map to Old Salem Visitor Center [pdf/432kb/1p]

For additional information, please contact Amy Crum at (336) 747-7051 or .

Selection Criteria

Entries are evaluated using the following general selection criteria:

  • Contributes significantly to the improvement of community appearance;
  • Exhibits a high standard of excellence in design;
  • Preserves or restores desirable natural features of the site or area; and/or
  • Develops a noteworthy process of community involvement, which has brought about an improvement in the character and appearance of the community.


Awards are given based on the project merit, as determined by the selection criteria. Every award may not be handed out at each Ceremony. Furthermore, there are not a predetermined number of recipients for each award.

Award Descriptions [pdf/172kb/1p]

Past Appearance Award Winners and Presentations

Revised 4/15/2016

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