About CNDA

Selection process

Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Selection Criteria and Process

For the CNDA Awards, teams of three to four volunteer judges, representing both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, evaluate and rate each applicant on three primary aspects of the organization or project:

Teams of judges from the for-profit and non-profit sectors will make a series of site visits to learn more about selected projects. These site visits will be done on October 5, 2018. all applicants must be available on this day for their site visit.  Applications and site visit reviews are given to the an Awards Committee who reviews all information and makes the selection. Winners will be notified in early November.

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design Criteria and Process

A jury of recognized leaders from Chicago's architectural and civic community select the winning projects.  To be eligible a development must:

Selection criteria

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