Lorain County Beautiful


The Lorain County Beautiful Awards has been recognizing properties for their beauty and aesthetic contribution to the overall quality of life in Lorain County for the past sixteen years. The next Lorain County Beautiful Awards banquet will take place in October 2014, incorporating properties from both 2013 & 2014. Nominations are being accepted now through July, 2014.

The Lorain County Beautiful Awards have been brought to you by Lorain County Heritage and Visit Lorain County through the generous support of the Community Foundation of Lorain County. The mission of Lorain County Heritage is to preserve, promote and provide education about Lorain County’s unique history, culture, arts and natural environment.

Categories include:

Category 1 – New Building Award 
Any newly built commercial, public, religious or recreational property completed after January 2012.

  • Project Building Budget up to $750,000
  • Project Building Budget over $750,000


Category 2 – Green Building Award

Any residential or non-residential building (interior and/or exterior) that demonstrates sustainability by increasing the building’s efficiency and reducing its non-sustainable resource reliability.

Category 3 – Renovation Award 
Any building or site that impacts neighborhood/downtown revitalization through exterior repair, alterations, and additions.

Category 4 – Landscaping Award 
Any exceptional commercial, public or religious landscaping project.

Category 5 – Community Service Award 
Any volunteer project that is for the betterment of the community such as community garden projects, beautification teams, etc.

Click here to nominate a potential candidate for a 2014 Lorain County Beautiful Award.

Lorain County Beautiful Sponsorship information and contract 2014.

Past nominees and winners from 2007–2012 can be viewed here.

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