Monte Cristo Awards

Want to Help with the 2020 Monte Cristo Awards?

Community volunteers make the Monte Cristo Awards event happen. When we learn about their plans, we will post information here. Stay tuned for news about Monte Cristo 2020.  

In the meantime, you can scout around your neighborhood now, for possible neighborhood or business nominees. Keep track of those locations so when nominations are open, you can send in your favorites for consdieration! Spring is here and there are lovely landscapes all over! Lots of homes are looking great!


Created in 1994 by a committee of residents working with the Office of Neighborhoods, the Monte Cristo Awards recognize neighbors who help make Everett special by taking pride in their property. The awards inspire other neighbors to improve their homes and landscapes. Business owners are recognized for the visual street appeal of their business locations. Representatives from the Council of Neighborhoods and community volunteers choose award winners from properties that have been nominated by the community. Recipients are recognized at the awards event in October. 

4 Monte Cristo Categories

There are 4 award categories:

  • Green Gardening - This award is given to homeowners who have implemented natural or green gardening practices.
  • Neighborhood Friendly Business - This award is given to businesses that rate high in overall visual quality from the street view.
  • Pride of the Neighborhood - Homes and yards that consistently look their best deserve this award.
  • Rejuvenation and Transformation - These are residential properties that have changed for the better, transformed by the owners to be a visual asset.

Marian Krell Award

The Marian Krell Award honors a prior Monte Cristo award recipient who has excelled in the maintenance of their property over several years time. The winners of this award are chosen by the Office of Neighborhoods director, for exceptional care and attractiveness of their home and landscape. The award is named for the late Marian Krell, former director of the Office of Neighborhoods, who helped residents launch the Monte Cristo Awards.