2017 NADO Innovations Award Application

Posted on: March 31st, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 NADO Innovation Awards!  This program has been acknowledging creative approaches to regional community and economic development since 1986.

Please carefully fill out the fields below.  Questions marked with an asterisk * require a response.   Applications cannot be saved and returned to at a later time.  It is recommended you gather all materials needed to complete the questions prior to beginning the application.  After submitting your application, you will be redirected to a confirmation page – if you do not see the confirmation page, your application was not submitted and you may be missing information.  Please check before closing out of your session.

Best of luck on your application!


  • The primary applicant must be a NADO member. Project partners, both NADO and non-members, can be recognized under "Project Partners" below.

  • Primary Project Contact:
    This person will be the designated point of contact for all future awards-related correspondence and will receive the printed award certificates and other hardcopy materials should the project win an award.
  • Executive Director:


  • Please upload your organization's logo which will be included on the winning project award certificate.


  • This title will be printed on the award certificate for winning projects and in all 2017 NADO Innovation Award materials and cannot be changed.

  • Please choose the one category that best fits your project, even though it may be likely that your project spans multiple categories.
  • If applicable.

  • Project Summary & Questions:

    Please craft clear, thoughtful, and engaging responses to the following questions. Use the following sections to tell us what makes your project innovative such as its use of creative funding mechanisms, efforts to create efficiencies or reduce costs, unique partnership models, and emphasis on building resilience and/or enhancing your region's quality of life.

    For award-winning projects, the information provided below may be used verbatim to inform project descriptions that will be published in the 2017 NADO Innovation Awards materials and included on the NADO website.
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  • Partners can include NADO and non-members.
    (250 word limit)

  • Drop files here or
    Please submit at least one photo showing your project in action. Please keep file size to a minimum (<2Mb) and use JPEG format. If uploading multiple files, ZIP files prior to submitting. If you have trouble uploading images they can be directly emailed to Brett Schwartz at [email protected] ( bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org). Include the project title they correspond to in the subject line of your email.

    Note: Submitted photos may be used in the 2017 NADO Innovation Awards materials and in other NADO published materials with credit to your organization. Please also consider submitting photos for NADO's 2017 Photo Contest, which will launch in June.

    Your application is not submitted until you are directed to a confirmation page. If you have any questions or are unsure if your application has been submitted, please contact Brett Schwartz at [email protected] ( bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org)
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