The 35th Annual WRAL Azalea Celebration is now accepting applications from non-profits for the 2021 plant giveaway. Sponsored by WRAL-TV, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM, FOX 50, WRAL.com and NC Beautiful, the Azalea Celebration promotes environmental education, beautification and stewardship by awarding azalea plants to non-profits in North Carolina.
All applications must be postmarked by August 20, 2021.
Plants will be distributed to the winning organizations on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the WRAL transmitter site in Auburn, NC.
Each group can receive up to 50 azaleas. Three years from the date they receive the plants, the winning non-profits become eligible for the A.J. Fletcher Award. These awards are given annually to the top three groups that have shown the most innovation and care of the plants that they received.
Due to the pandemic, Capitol Broadcasting did not have an azalea distribution in 2020.