Deadline Extended for National Trails Awards: Nov 30!

American Trails has extended the National Trails Awards deadline to give you additional time to finish your nomination(s)!

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to recognize volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working to create a national system of trails for all Americans. Winners will be announced at the 21st American Trails International Trails Symposium (ITS) Awards Banquet in Arizona, April 16, 2013.

Nominations should be made for actions that took place during the period between June 1, 2010 – September 30, 2012.

Don’t forget that the Trail Worker and Trail Advocacy categories are awarded for each state!

Download the National Trails Awards Nomination packet now.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2012. 

Award Nomination Categories:

  • Lifetime Service
  • Best Trails State
  • Community Service
  • Corporate Award
  • International Trails Award (New Award)  
  • Kids and Trails Award
  • Outstanding Media Award
  • Outstanding Trail Sharing Award
  • Partnership Award
  • Planning/Design Award
  • State-of-the-Art Technology Award
  • Trails and the Arts Award
  • Trails for Health Award
  • Trails for Public Service Award
  • Trail Advocacy Award (1 per state, DC, Puerto Rico)
  • Trail Worker Award (1 per state, DC, Puerto Rico)
  • Developer Award (separate nomination process)

Check out the National Trails Awards webpage for a description of all the award categories. We look forward to receiving your nomination(s)! Download the National Trails Awards Nomination Packet and the Developer Award Nomination Packet to get started.

Questions? Contact Melina Taylor, National Trails Awards Coordinator, at or (530) 547-2060

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