Annual Awards & Gala

POASLA Annual Awards Gala

Each year the Potomac Chapter accepts applications for its annual professional awards in a number of categories.  The eventual winners are honored at the Annual Awards Gala in the spring.  Typically, over 100 professionals and guests attend our Gala.  The event includes dinner and refreshments in a collegial environment and a keynote speaker address.  The event also includes the presentation of the POASLA Chapter and Design Award Winners.

This year, we are very fortunate to have Charles Birnbaum, FASLA as our keynote speaker.  Charles in the President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

2024 Chapter Awards
Lifetime Acvhievement Award – Robert Snieckus, FASLA
Emerging Leader Award – to be announced

Design Awards to be Presented (see the 2023 winners)
President’s Award, the top award
Honor Award in Analysis, Planning, and Urban Design
Honor Award in Design-Unbuilt
Honor Award in Residential Design
Merit Awards in Analysis


Early bid tickets (purchased by 4/15/2024)  $155 per attendee

Regular tickets (purchased by 5/2/2024)   $195 per attendee

Late registration tickets (purchased by 5/9/2024)  $275 per attendee

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Thank you to our 2024 Awards Gala Sponsors!!  Each sponsor will be given an opportunity to address the Gala attendees



POASLA encourages sponorship of the Gala.  Each Gala sponsor has the opportunity to exhibit and give a brief talk to the attendees.

Download the sponsorship form