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San Diego Chapter

To enhance, maintain and protect the quality of the natural and human environment

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Each fall, the San Diego Chapter holds an Awards and Scholarship Benefit Program to provide scholarships to student members who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement in the environmental field. The event is also an opportunity to recognize exceptional technical and environmental documents and celebrates the accomplishments of local agencies, firms, and professionals. Since the inception of this event, the San Diego Chapter has awarded more than $50,000 in student scholarships. 


2017 AEP Awards STD FINAL v2

On October 5, 2017 the San Diego Chapter of AEP will recognize the best in technical and environmental documents and celebrate the accomplishments of local agencies, firms, professionals and students at our annual Awards and Scholarship Benefit Program held under the stars at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center.

AWARD NOMINATIONS

Each year, AEP recognizes environmental planning documents submitted by our member firms. Nominations are reviewed by a peer jury, and awards are presented to the successful project proponents during the awards event.  Award nomination criteria are available by clicking here.  Nominations are being accepted in the following categories (click to download nomination form):

Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document - EIR/EIS
Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document - MND/EA
Outstanding Technical Report
Outstanding Planning Document - Plan, Policy or Ordinance
Outstanding Public Involvement
Outstanding Innovation in Green Planning and Design Document
Outstanding Contribution to the Environmental Profession

Download all nomination forms (zip file)

One electronic copy of each nomination, including qualification forms, letters, documents, supporting materials, endorsements, and summaries must be received by August 21, 2017.  Read the Award Nomination Criteria for submission details.

ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Continuing our tradition in photographic excellence, the Awards Banquet will again include an environmental photography contest. Submit photos by August 21 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  • Photographs will be displayed anonymously during the cocktail hour at the Awards Banquet, where banquet attendees will vote on the winning photograph.
  • The winning photograph will be featured in the next SDAEP newsletter, highlighting the photographer and his/her employer.
  • For the environmental photography contest, firms can submit multiple photographs as long as no two photograph submissions are from the same individual. 
  • Photographs will also be available at the event for purchase.
 2016 Environmental Photography Winner small size
The 2016 winner of the Environmental Photography contest was Holly Ayala from ICF International.

 SPONSORSHIP AND STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for the Awards and Scholarship Benefit Event are made possible through the generosity of our event sponsors. Corporate sponsorship supports scholarships to local university students pursuing a career in the environmental field. Sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels, ranging from $450 to $1,000 per year, which include complimentary admissions to the Awards and Scholarship Benefit Event, recognition in the Event program, advertisement in the chapter newsletter, and advertisement at chapter events throughout the year. 

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors who have supported the San Diego AEP scholarship fund. With their support, San Diego AEP can meet its goal to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying environmental issues in the San Diego area.

RECON Environmental, Inc.

HELIX Environmental Planning

ICF

Port of San Diego

Chambers Group Inc.

Michael Baker International

Amec Foster Wheeler

ESA

Dudek

LSA Associates

AECOM

Harris

LLG Engineers

Kimley Horn Associates

HW Planning

Potomac-Hudson Engineering, Inc.

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