The All-America City Award recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues.

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Calling All Past All-America City Award Winners!

Photo Contest


To help recognize All-America Cities from around the country, we are sponsoring an All-America City #ShareYourShield Photo Contest to showcase all the ways in which cities have used the All-America City logo to recognize their award, with the winner receiving free registration for four people from your community to attend the 2018 National Conference on Local Governance and the 2018 AAC Award Event.

With over 500 All-America Cities throughout the country, the National Civic League has seen many creative and inspiring uses of the All-America City Shield. We encourage communities to promote their status as an All-America City for the year(s) it was designated, whether it’s used at a one-time celebration, to promote one of your award-winning projects or as a way to brand your city. Share your most creative and impactful uses of the logo on Facebook or Twitter by tagging All-America City and using #ShareYourShield by February 8th. You may enter as many photos as you would like, we actually highly encourage it. On February 15th we will announce the winner of the contest for most creative and impactful use of the logo.

For more questions email: To see submitted photos on Twitter and Facebook at #ShareYourShield

Who Are the All-America City Winners?

Since 1949 more than 500 communities have won the prestigious All-America City Award. Some have won as many as 5 times.

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Interested in Learning How to #ShareYourShield?

- Share your most creative and impactful uses of the logo on Facebook or Twitter - Enter as many photos as you would like - we actually highly encourage it!


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- Tag All-America City and using #ShareYourShield by February 8th.


Promising Practices Webinars

This free monthly webinar series highlights successful projects around the country with speakers from cities implementing creative strategies for civic engagement. By equipping individuals, institutions and local governmental bodies through this series with ideas, models and insights that can be adopted/adapted to individual communities National Civic League hopes to accelerate the pace of change in communities across the country. These webinars are free and open to anyone who is interested in creating stronger communities.

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