The annual Beautification Awards allows apartment communities to enter their properties into a variety of categories to be judged for the chance to be named "Best of the Best."
Each spring the call goes out for GNAA members to enter their properties in the Beautification Awards. A panel of judges selects the top 3 communities from a variety of categories and awards them 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.
The Beautification Award Judging is based on the following criteria: Front Entrance (including: curb appeal, appropriate signage and flowers), Landscaping (including: trees, flowers and mulching), Signage (including: building indetification and directional and/or amenity signage), and Overall Property Condition (including: parking lots, building exteriors, and trash removal areas). The Beautification Awards categories that a property can be entered into include:
- Best Communities Aged New to 5 Years
- Best Communities Aged 6 - 10 Years
- Bets Communities Aged 11 - 25 Years
- Best Communities Aged 26 - 39 Years
- Best Communities Aged 40+ Years
The Best Clubhouse Award Judging is based on the following criteria: Front Entrance (including: curb appeal and appropriate signage), Cleanliness (including smell, freshness, and tidiness), Furnishings (including: quality, design, and overall use of the available space), Originality (including level of creativity in the decoration of the clubhouse), and Design (including overall design of the clubhouse).
- Best Clubhouse
The Best Pool Award Judging is based on the following criteria: Cleanliness (including: water is sparkling/ crystal clear, No debris floating on top of the water, perimiter tile in the pool is clean, and interior of the pool is clean and free of stains), Best Practice (including: Health Department Inspections are posted, pool rules and regulations are posted, emergency contact numbers are posted, and life saving equipment is readily available and appears to be in good repair), Pool Furniture and Fencing (including: pool furniture is clean and in good repair, pool fence is free of chipping paint and is in good repair, and gate latch operates correctly), and Overall Impression (including Pool deck is free of trash and debris, overall appearance of the pool area is well maintained, and overall appearance of the deck area has no cracks or stains).
- Best Pool
The Best Flowers Award Judging is based on the following criteria: First Impression (including: clean, green, weed free, edged, crisp, pruned, and eye-catching color), Front Entrance (including: inviting, interesting, varied colors, and appropriate heights), Office/ Clubhouse Entry (large blocks of color, appropriate heights), and Amenity/ Courtyard/ Walk by Beds (including: clean, full, weed free, coordinating colors and textures, and appropriate heights).
- Best Flowers
The Best Maintenance Shop Award Judging is based on the following criteria: Safety (SDS current & categorized, shop door locked & secure, fire extinguisher registation current, first aid kit and adequate supplies including eye wash, emergency contact numbers posted, lockout/ tagout kit, and bloodborn pathogens supplies/ requirements), Hazardous Conditions (personal protective equitment, chemical storage requirements and HAZMAT communication, condition and storage of equipment, pressurized vessels properly stored, adequate lighting, and trip hazards), Organization (cleanliness of shop, exterior appearance of shop, supplies categorized such as HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Appliance, etc., supplies labeled with part numbers, inventory purchased, equipment inventory with serial #s, parts list, site map, and refrigerant logs) and Other (including: repair reference/ materials, preventative maintenance program, vendor contact list, and employee contact list).
- Best Maintenance Shop
The Best Model Award Judging is based on the following criteria: Location (is the walk to the model pleasant and welcoming?), Front Entrance (including: is the front door well marked and inviting?), Cleanliness (including: Does the model look and smell clean and fresh?), Furnishings (including: Are the furnishings of good quality and design and do they make the best use of the available space?), Creativity (including: level of creativity utilized in the decoration of the model), Design (including: overall design of the apartment), and Overall Effect (rating the impact this model would have on the decision to lease).
- Best Model
- Best Renovation
- Best of the Best
Communities may enter in more than one category. Winners of each category will be named at the annual Awards Gala. One apartment community takes home the coveted prize of being named "Best of the Best" out of all the entries in the Beautification Awards. Submissions typically open in spring and close in early June.
Submissions for the 2023 Beautification Awards are not open yet.
Best Community Aged New - 5 Years
Cortland West Nashville
Best Community Aged 6 - 10 Years
Best Community Aged 11 - 25 Years
The Grove Richland
Best Community Aged 26 - 39 Years
Best Community Aged 40+ Years
The Sound at Pennington Bend
Best Maintenance Shop
Fountains at Meadow Wood
Best of the Best
The Sound at Pennington Bend