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Awards, Honors and Contests

The Native Plant Society of Texas recognizes both individuals and organizations with its annual awards and contests. All award recipients and contest winners are recognized during our spring and fall symposia.

Memorial Awards are selected by the Awards Committee chaired by the president-elect. The committee provides an online form each year that is open from March 1 to May 31 for Society members and the public to submit nominations of worthy candidates.

The State Board has the option to choose to recognize outstanding service by an individual or group with special awards. These awards are given only when merited.

Presidential awards are at the discretion of the president of the Society and are optional.

Benny J. Simpson Fellows are members elected annually by ballot by their fellow members for exceptional Society work at the state or local level.

The Contest Committee organizes and judges the following annual competitions; video, photography and chapter newsletters.

Awards: News & Announcements

Annual awards announced for 2023

Every year the Native Plant Society of Texas recognizes organizations and individuals that advance our mission. Their work will be honored during our 2023 Pineywoods Symposium to be held November 9-12, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Annual awards for 2022 announced

Every year the Native Plant Society of Texas recognizes organizations and individuals that advance our mission. Their work will be honored during our 2022 symposium to be held September 22-24,

Annual awards for 2021 announced

Our annual awards for 2021 honor extraordinary people from all over Texas who have done amazing things that in some way, shape, or form champion our mission

Our Annual Awards

Benny J. Simpson Fellows

The honor of Fellow is conferred upon members in recognition of remarkable service to the Society in advancing our mission. It is granted in belief that special recognition should be given for exceptional and dedicated service at the state or chapter level.

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Memorial Awards

The Society presents awards to recognize excellence in writing, acts of conservation and public service, and lifetime achievement in the field of Texas native plants.

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