Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I submit a nomination?
2. What happens to my nomination after I submit it?
3. How do I determine eligibility? 
4. When are the winners announced? 
5. How much information is typically submitted in a nomination?
6. How can I purchase tickets to the awards? Is there a limit? 
7. How long is the awards show?
8. Can I nominate a minor? 
9. Is there a fee to nominate someone?
10. Can I nominate myself?
11. Can you submit a nomination for multiple categories?
12. What are examples of supplemental attachments?


1. How do I submit a nomination?

Nominations for the annual Clean Air Awards are normally open from mid-Spring to late Summer each year.  Please click here for more information on how to submit your nomination.

2. What happens to my nomination after I submit it?

Nominations are reviewed and scored by a committee comprised of air quality experts. The Committee is Chaired by the South Coast AQMD Public Advisor and also includes the Health Effects Officer and an Executive Council Member from Science and Technology Advancement.  External Committee members include a business/industry representative and a representative from environmental justice and health community organizations.  

3. How do I determine eligibility?

Nominees for a South Coast AQMD Clean Air Award must have made a significant contribution to clean air within the South Coast and/or Coachella Air Basins.

4. When are the Clean Air Awardees announced?

Each year, the Nominations Committee schedule may vary slightly, but ideally awardees will be notified in the first two weeks of September. The list of Clean Air Awardees is not made publicly available until the day of the event. 

5. How much information is typically submitted in a nomination?

There is no set amount. We ask that you provide us as much information as is necessary to explain why you believe the person or entity being nominated deserves an award and meets the criteria for that category. Please be as clear and concise as possible and submit any attachments that would help support the nomination.    

6. How can I purchase tickets to the awards? Is there a limit?

Tickets and tables are typically available in late summer or early fall. There is no limit to the number of tickets or tables that may be purchased by one individual or organization. To purchase tickets/tables or for more information, please visit our event registration page.  

7. How long is the event?

The Clean Air Awards Luncheon event begins at 11:30 a.m. or as soon as the Governing Board meeting ends. The event is typically about two hours, including lunch.

8. Can I nominate a minor?

Yes. Minors can be nominated for the Youth Leadership in Air Quality award.   

9. Is there a fee to nominate someone?

No, it is free to nominate an individual, company, or agency for a Clean Air Award.

10. Can I nominate myself?

Yes, you can nominate yourself.

11. Can you submit a nomination for multiple categories?

Nominations for the same individual, business or organization may be made in multiple categories; however, a separate award nomination form is required for each entry.

12. What are examples of supplemental attachments?

Supplemental attachments could include, photos, videos, copies of awards or other documents supporting the nomination.


More Information:

Email: CleanAirAwards@aqmd.gov
Phone:  (909) 396-2432

South Coast AQMD  •  21865 Copley Dr  •  Diamond Bar, CA 91765
www.aqmd.gov

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