The Diamond Awards

Named in honor of the ECFRPC’s 60th anniversary, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council is proud to announce the Diamond Awards to showcase the region’s best urban planning projects and efforts.

The Diamond Awards will help inform decision-makers and other professionals about the best practices across the region. 
Attendees at the awards ceremony will have the opportunity to learn from these groundbreaking projects through a panel discussion with leaders from each of the projects. A vendor showcase will also allow for networking with many of the region's premier urban design and development contractors. 

The inaugural Diamond Awards will take place on the morning of January 18, 2023, at the Lake Mary Events Center. Tickets will go on sale in November 2022. 

All noteworthy projects within the East Central Florida region may be nominated relative to the categories described below. Projects must have been completed within the past five years (ECFRPC FY Oct 2017-Sept 2022).

The competition is open to individual, private, and public sector projects. A vital part of the awards is the panel discussion that will take place at the awards ceremony. To be eligible for consideration, a project must commit to having a representative attend the event on January 18, 2023. All award winners will be provided with two complimentary tickets.

Applications are due by September 30, 2022

Award Categories

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors can celebrate and show their support of best practices across the region via three distinct sponsorship levels. At the awards ceremony, a small vendor showcase hall will be available for guests to enjoy. This networking opportunity is designed to encourage conversations spurred on by the winning projects and allow for actionable next steps to take place. Ruby level sponsors will have a full reserved table at the event. 




  • Slide on intro slide deck

  • Logo on printed materials

  • Provide an item for the grab bag Two tickets

Image by Jacek Dylag



  • Amethyst level benefits (except for tickets)

  • A table display in the vendor showcase hall

  • Four tickets

Image by Jason D



  • Sapphire level benefits (except for tickets)

  • Exclusive reserved seating for eight at a table in prime location within the awards ceremony (includes eight tickets)

  • Quarter page ad in event program

  • Limit of only four sponsors at this level