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HomeMy WebLinkAbout2022-PAG-029 Rural Beautification Awards COUNTY OF NEWELL - POLICY HANDBOOK POLICY NO: 2022-PAG-029 TITLE: RURAL BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS ADOPTED: June 23, 2022 (C-207/22) SUPERCEDES NO: 2016-PAG-029 TO BE REVIEWED: PAGE NO: 1 of 3 POLICY PURPOSE: The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines, procedures and requirements for awarding the annual Rural Beautification Awards. POLICY GUIDELINES: 1. Beautification awards will be handed out on an annual basis. 2. All nominees will be notified before any representatives of the County visit their premises. 3. Three awards will be awarded throughout the entire County. 4. A bus tour will be held to showcase the top three yards. 5. Pictures of each winner’s yard will be placed on the County website. 6. Winners will receive a personalized award/gift 7. All rural yards will be judged on their own merit including dryland and irrigated alike. 8. Request for nominations will be advertised yearly in the local paper, the County of Newell website and County social media pages ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 1. No employees or members of the County Council will be eligible. 2. To qualify, all candidates must maintain their own yards (i.e. no hired gardeners or maintenance personnel). 3. Yards must be a minimum of one acre in size to qualify COUNTY OF NEWELL - POLICY HANDBOOK POLICY NO: 2022-PAG-029 TITLE: RURAL BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS ADOPTED: June 23, 2022 (C-207/22) SUPERCEDES NO: 2016-PAG-029 TO BE REVIEWED: PAGE NO: 2 of 3 EVALUATION SHEET RURAL BEAUTIFICATION COMPETITION Judge 1 Judge 2 Category 1: Landscape Design Principals Harmony and Rhythm /10 /10 Design with a pleasing combination of elements. Elements such as color, texture and plants appear in a manner that implies continuity Contrast, Diversity and Texture /10 /10 Balance /10 /10 Visual balance of color, size and scale. Trees, flowers, ornaments and foliage create a visually pleasing balance. Emphasis /15 /15 Use of Colour- /5 /5 Category 2: Functionality /5 /5 Category 3: Uniqueness /10 /10 Category 4: Innovation and Creativity /10 /10 COUNTY OF NEWELL - POLICY HANDBOOK POLICY NO: 2022-PAG-029 TITLE: RURAL BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS ADOPTED: June 23, 2022 (C-207/22) SUPERCEDES NO: 2016-PAG-029 TO BE REVIEWED: PAGE NO: 3 of 3 Category 4: Lawn/ Yard Maintenance Trees and shrubs /10 /10 Variety Pruning and care Freedom from pest and disease Lawn Care /10 /10 Freedom from weeds Neat and trim Category 5: Conservation Efforts /5 /5 Judged By: _________________ Date: ____________________ Comments:____________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________