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TEEA: How to Apply

Application Period for the 2019 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards is Now Closed

The Texas Environmental Excellence Awards honor achievements in environmental preservation and protection. As the state's highest environmental honor, the Office of the Governor and commissioners from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recognize outstanding projects from ten diverse categories. To learn more about how winners are recognized and for a list of categories, visit our About TEEA page.

The deadline to apply for a 2019 award was October 5, 2018. Thanks to everyone who applied. We will continue to provide updates during the scoring process. Finalists will be announced by mid-March, 2019. In the meantime, you can view the 2018 winner videos and see pictures from the awards banquet on our Facebook page.

New Award Category

We have a new category — Environmental Educator of the Year! The purpose of this award is to recognize one environmental educator in the state of Texas for their efforts in encouraging environmental stewardship. The award is sponsored by Waste Management of Texas, Inc. and they will provide the winning educator’s school/organization with a $2,500 cash donation to further their environmental efforts. 

Please note, there is a separate application and set of instructions for this category.