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Mid-Atlantic Brownfields People's Choice Reuse Award

Celebrate your community’s success and enter your brownfields reuse project into EPA Region 3's second ever Mid-Atlantic Brownfields People’s Choice Reuse Award Competition!

Competition Entry Guidelines

  • Applicants must be able to present in-person at the EPA Region 3 Open House at the 2023 National Brownfields Conference on Tuesday, August 8 from 2:30-4:00 PM in Detroit, MI.
  • Projects must be located in Region 3 and have used EPA brownfield funds.
  • Projects must have been completed and in reuse between December 2019 and August 2023.
  • The applicable information presented (such as redevelopment start date, leveraged funds, jobs created, acres of reuse etc.) should also be reflected in ACRES by July 28, 2023.
  • Conference attendees who attend the EPA Region 3 Open House will vote on their favorite project after presentations to determine the winner.
  • Applicants must follow submission requirements as listed below.

Selection Criteria for Voters

  • Magnitude of the problems and project
  • Use of innovative techniques
  • Cooperative efforts of multiple parties to undertake the project, including financing solutions
  • Positive impact on the environment (e.g., green buildings, greenways, energy use)
  • Project’s general and long-term impacts on the community

Submission Requirements

  1. Send your project summary using the project summary template to by July 14, 2023.
  2. Submit a maximum of five PowerPoint slides by July 21, 2023 to  Your project presenter will have three minutes to present at the Region 3 Open House.  Before and after photos are a big plus.  Provide the name, title, and contact info of the project presenter as well.

Please note that this is not an EPA award.  It is a peer award where entrants are self-nominated and the winning entry will be determined by conference attendees who are present at the EPA Region 3 Open House.