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Providencia Award

Providencia Award

Providencia Award

Heading into it’s 33rd year, the Providencia Award is given annually to a local business, organization or individual based on their extraordinary contributions (i.e. expansion of facilities, new events and outstanding business levels) to the vitality and prosperity of The Palm Beaches as a tourist destination. The Providencia Award is named after the Spanish ship that sank off Palm Beach’s coast in the 1880s. Its crew salvaged the cargo of 20,000 Trinidad coconuts and sold them to local residents, who planted them along the waterfront, eventually inspiring the town’s name. 

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Who qualifies for the Providencia Award nomination? 

Nominations can be based on several criteria: 

How do I submit my Providencia Award nomination? 

Via the online application for Providencia Award Nominations. Applications are no longer being accepted at this time.

When does the voting begin for the 33rd Providencia Award?

The public will be invited to select the 33rd Providencia Award winner by voting online starting in the Spring of 2025. Only one vote per person will be accepted during the voting period. 

When will the 33rd Providencia Award winner be announced? 

The 33rd Providencia Award winner will be announced at our Travel Rally Day + Providencia Award in 2025.

If you have any questions about the Providencia Award or its selection process, please contact Mary Brown at 


1stBurt Reynolds
2ndDelta Air Lines
3rdChris Evert
4thJack Nicklaus
5thAlex W. Dreyfoos, Jr.
6thFlagler Museum
8thE. Llwyd Ecclestone, Jr.
9thThe Breakers Palm Beach
10thBoca Raton Resort & Club
11thColin Wright
12thKen Foster
13thJohn Temple
14thNancy Graham
15thNorton Museum of Art
16thPatrick J. Rooney, Sr.
17thSouth Florida Fair
18thMoroso Motorsports
19thRitz Carlton, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Marathon of the Palm Beaches (3 winners)
20thThe Colony Hotel Palm Beach & Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (2 winners)
21stDelray Beach International Tennis Championships
22ndJames Ponce
23rdInternational Polo Club
24thThe Honda Classic
25thLoggerhead Marinelife Center
26thLion Country Safari
27thPalm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
28thPalm Beach Outlets
29thLoggerhead Marinelife Center
30thEquestrian Sport Productions
31stThe Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
32ndRick Rose

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