Each year MDCB hosts an annual meeting to share the good works of the previous year and a vision for the coming season. In 2019, we hosted our annual meeting at The Guardian Brewery and had Minnetrista curator, Jessica Jenkins speak on the rich history of Muncie and urban gardens.

With the annual meeting comes the Oscar Awards. Envisioned in 2010, Oscars are given to those individuals and organizations in our community that exemplify “beautification”. This can be, but not limited to, volunteer service, taking care of property – home or business, managing a median, bringing awareness to a critical environmental need, artistic pursuits that enhance our community, and building or creating sustainable infrastructure. We accept nominations year round, with awards typically being decided on by the Board in the early spring to be given at our annual meeting in March or April.

2019 Oscar Awardees

We’re Trying Collective – Oscar Award for the Mural on the Mark in Downtown Muncie
Jason Donati – Oscar Award for Excellence in Service
Pam Harwood & students! – Oscar Award for the Maring-Hunt Community Garden Pavilion Project
Ann Wolfe – Oscar Award for Volunteer of the Year / Decade+
Rodney Tackett – Oscar Award for his efforts with Urban Gardens
James Edwards – Oscar for the Pop Up Gardens project with Minnetrista
MutualBank – Oscar Award for the Pocket Park at West Jackson and Riley

Past categories for Oscars have included:

  • Best Landscaping 
  • Residential and Business
  • subcategories
    • –Petite
    • –Small
    • –Medium
    • –Large
  • Neat and Tidy
  • Residential & Business
  • Most Improved Property Overall
  • Best Median
  • Most Improved Median
  • Volunteer of the Year

If there is someone you would like to nominate for an Oscar Award, please fill out the form below or email info@beautifulmuncie.org with your nomination and pictures!


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