Starburst Awards

The Colorado Lottery is preparing to announce the 2017 Starburst Award winners! This unique award recognizes excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects.

Lottery proceeds are distributed statewide through grants via Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Conservation Trust Fund, Colorado Parks & Wildlilfe, 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.

Winners are chosen based on the creativity of the project, economic and social impact on the community, and whether the project achieved its goal.