Beautiful Bakersfield Awards


Recognizing the Good in our community

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards. Known as the “Oscars of Bakersfield,” this annual gala recognizes the efforts made by individuals, businesses and organizations each year to improve the local quality of life. Work must have been completed in 2017. Nominees are recognized each year during a gala dinner. We’re excited to have Kern Schools Federal Credit Union return as our presenting sponsor!

Click here to access the nomination form

Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. To see a list of categories, click here.

Save the Date!
The 2018 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

With the largest number of nominees in its history, the 2017 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Gala attracted a sold-out crowd on June 3, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield. Presented by Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, 111 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized across 15 categories for their efforts that improved the community’s quality of life last year. The Wildlands Conservancy – Wind Wolves Preserve received the Chairman’s Award, which is chosen from among all nominee submissions, and given to the nominee that is recognized for overall excellence.

To see a complete list of 2017 winners, click here.

Click here to see a complete list of 2017 nominees.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!


For more information, contact Sarah Hinzo at (661) 327-4421 or via email at