Seaside Institute™Announces 27thAnnual Seaside Prize™ Weekend Events 

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Seaside Institute™Announces 27thAnnual Seaside Prize™ Weekend Events 

SEASIDE, Fla. (February 13, 2019) – The Seaside Institute™will hold the 27th Annual Seaside Prize™ Weekend on February 22-24, highlighting 2019’s award recipients and the significant contributions they have made to enhance the community. Along with the main awards ceremony on Saturday evening, the Seaside Institute™ will be hosting a series of events throughout the weekend for members and ticket holders to attend.

The Seaside Institute™ awards the Seaside Prize™ each year to individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the quality and character of the community. The recipients of the Prize have a major influence on how towns and cities can best be built and re-built to reflect and promote walkability, diversity, beauty, and sustainability. Seaside Prize winners are leaders of urban design, planning, architecture, development, and education.

The Seaside Prize™ Weekend will begin on Friday, February 22, at 5 p.m. with a Welcome Reception in the Academic Village Courtyard. Attendees will proceed into the Assembly Hall for the Key Note Presentation with former Seaside Prize™ Winner, Scott Merrill. Those registered for the event are invited to end the night at 45 Central for a reception featuring a paella dinner and book signing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Seaside Institute™ will continue their celebratory weekend with various lectures from the Seaside Prize™ Winners. These lectures will be open to registered event attendees and held in the Seaside Assembly Hall from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Before the awards ceremony, there will be a Seaside Institute™ members-only party at the Reverie Cottage in Ruskin Park from 4- 6 p.m. Members are invited to enjoy appetizers, beverages and sunset rooftop views with Seaside’s finest. The night will conclude with the Seaside Prize™ Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Seaside Chapel followed by a reception dinner at the Seaside Lyceum Stage.

The weekend festivities will culminate with an Urbanism Tour led by Seaside Prize™ winner, John Massengale. Those registered for the event are then invited to Bud & Alley’s for a final brunch 11 a.m. to top off the weekend.

If you are interested in attending any of the events of the Seaside Prize™ weekend, visit for tickets and information. To become a member of the Seaside Institute™, visit



 About the Seaside Institute™ 

The Seaside Institute™ is the official nonprofit organization of Seaside that was founded by Robert and Daryl Davis in 1982. The purpose of the organization is to promote buildable, sustainable places through design and education, using Seaside as a living laboratory. The Institute offers a wide variety of events that are open to the public or held exclusively for their members. To donate and/or join the Seaside Institute™, please go to




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