The MMA is now accepting entries for the Annual Town Report Contest.

First-, second- and third-place winners will be selected from each of three population categories: less than 5,000; 5,000-12,499; and 12,500-plus. Winners will be recognized and given a certificate during an awards ceremony at the MMA’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Trade Show in January.

Judging criteria include:

• Attractiveness of report cover and layout
• Material arrangement
• Presentation of statistics and data
• Summary of the year’s achievements
• Evidence of local planning for the future
• Practical utility of report

Each entry will be reviewed by two judges, chosen based on their expertise in the field and their ability to remain impartial.

To enter, send two copies of your town’s 2017 report to: Town Report Contest, Massachusetts Municipal Association, 1 Winthrop Square, Boston, MA 02110.

Entries are due by Friday, Sept. 14.

For more information, contact Alandra Champion at the MMA at 617-426-7272, ext. 121, or