Orchid & Onion and Iris Awards

Save the date for the 2018 Orchid and Onion and Iris Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction, Thursday September 27th. Doors open at 5:30pm. 

26198420 10155357923682449 2068907506961690226 oTickets are $30 a person or $240 for a table of 8. Call 309-672-6288 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your reservation!

Keep Peoria Beautiful has been bestowing these honors for more than 60 years to Peoria businesses for their outstanding effort in improving the appearance of their property.

  • Orchid Awards are given to businesses that have done an excellent job in site beautification and/or landscaping of their property.
  • Beautification Awards are given to businesses that have done an outstanding job of landscaping and maintaining their property; a runner up to the Orchid Award.
  • Orchid Maintenance Awards are presented to businesses that have previously won an Orchid Award and they continue to maintain their property in excellent condition.
  • Building Beautification Awards are presented to businesses that have done an outstanding job in renovation and restoration of older buildings.
  • Property Maintenance Awards are given to a business that has done an outstanding job in keeping their property and landscaping very neat, clean, and well maintained.

  • Sustainability Awards are given to businesses that are taking steps to protect the environment by using environmentally friendly landscaping and hardscape material.

  • Onion Awards are given to business properties that are a visual blight in the community. The goal of this award is to encourage businesses to improve the appearance of their property thereby ensuring a cleaner and more beautiful city.
  • Iris Awards are given to recognize neighborhood associations and individual homeowners for outstanding landscaping and beautification of their homes and gardens. The awards are presented at a City Council meeting in August. Nominations can be made by an individual himself or by other interested parties. Judging will take place in mid-July and will be based exclusively on the exterior appearance of the neighborhood or individual property.

The winners are announced each September at the Annual Awards Banquet. This event helps to elevate community awareness of the importance of beautification and environmental stewardship. Anyone can nominate properties for these awards.


Nomination Form

Nominations are closed. Awards will be announced in September.




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