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City Recognition Programs
The City Council believes it is important to encourage residents and businesses to be involved in City affairs and to take pride in Bowie.  One of the ways Bowie does this is through recognition programs and contests that recognize and sometimes reward individuals, organizations, schools and businesses for their actions in a particular area. Follow the links below to learn more about each program.

Beautification Awards - Recognizes beautiful yards & outdoor areas 

Excellence in Education - Honors teachers

Hall of Honor - Recognizes those that have made lasting contributions to Bowie 

Holiday House Decorating Contest - Rewards homes decorated for the holidays

Business Awards - Recognizes local businesses 

Paraprofessional Award - Honors paraprofessional educator

Popp Award - Recognizes a standout scout or scout leader

Public Safety Awards -Honors those who protect the people of Bowie as first responder public safety professionals, whether serving in career or volunteer capacities. 

Teacher of the Month - Honors a teacher from a local school each month

Martin Luther King, Jr Art Contest - promotes legacy of Dr. King through art

Community Outreach - for organizations and individuals helping needs of Bowie

Education - for schools and PTA/PTOs to supplement a need within a school
Energy Efficiency - provides grants to seniors for home energy improvements

Arts - award to student studying art in college

Excellence in Education - award to student(s) for overall academic achievement

Memorial Tree Program - memorial trees may be planted at Acorn Hill Park