Starburst Awards

Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects. Winners are chosen based on the creativity of the project, economic and social impact on the community, and whether the project achieved its goal.

Lottery proceeds are distributed statewide through grants via Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Conservation Trust Fund, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST).

Submissions include programs and projects such as, but not limited to: parks, playgrounds, outdoor recreation facilities, land conservation, trail enhancement, open space acquisition, wildlife natural resource preservation, and public school improvements.

*** Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Starburst Awards! ***

Click the button below to submit a Lottery-funded proceeds project for consideration. The application deadline is March 11, 2022.


Here are the 2021 Starburst Award winners:


Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources
Laramie Foothills Expansion