Download the AIB Startup Kit

Thinking about getting started with the America in Bloom national awards program for your community?

Our downloadable startup kit has answers to all your questions and tools that will help you promote your program.



Just click the links below to download each part of the kit.



  Participation Guide. An overview of the America in Bloom national awards program that includes an entry form.

  AIB Overview Powerpoint. Use this presentation to share program details with your city council, chamber of commerce, service groups, schools, and more. 
 

  Quarterly Calendar. Includes information about what AIB is doing to promote your community and what your community can be doing throughout the year to plant pride and maximize your AIB experience.
 

  Map. The map shows the location of our past participants and includes a list of all participating communities.
 

  Customizable postcards. Three sets of designs in Word format to make them easy to customize as you promote your AIB-related events. 
Set 1.   Set 2.   Set 3.

 

  Customizable poster. 11x17 in Word format so that you can easily make custom posters.
    Community profile template. This is a Word template that you can easily complete as part of your AIB entry. This document will be completed by communities once officially registered in the program.  


  Sample community profile. This is a community profile created by a participating community and can serve as an example for your efforts.
    Evaluation Form. This is a blank evaluation form that the judges use to write your evaluation. Use it to plan your itinerary and self-score.
    Sample completed evaluation. This is an actual evaluation provided for a participating community to give you an idea of what your community can expect from your judges. AIB is the only awards program that provides such a detailed written evaluation.  
    Sample itinerary. This is an actual itinerary from a town that offers an example of how to organize your judges' visit.

    Media kit. You want to share the good news and excitement about your AIB progress. This kit gives tips on how to engage the media and more.

    Tips for a good tour. Simple and practical suggestions for making the most of the judges' visit to your community.

    Tips for taking a good photo. Simple tips about taking picture to support your AIB participation. Nothing like great photos to build enthusiasm and document progress.

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