Target Corporation Offers Prize Money for 2013 CNU Charter Awards

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is proud to announce that its 2013 Charter Awards is supported by Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). With its emphasis on the quality of design throughout its products and stores, Target is an ideal partner for CNU in administering its annual awards program.

"Target recognizes demographic and market trends for urbanism,” said CNU CEO & President John Norquist. “Because of their commitment to architecture and design, especially seen in the CityTarget initiative, Target stores increasingly complement neighborhoods and become community assets in sync with their physical and social contexts -- the very same characteristics used to judge Charter Award winning projects. CNU is pleased to partner with Target as they continually recognize how market forces are embracing urbanism."

Target will offer $5000 to one Grand Prize Winner and $3000 to one Academic Prize Winner for the 2013 Charter Awards.

The support is part of Target’s larger, ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week.

“At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with CNU as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.”

Additional programs Target supports include:
• Take Charge of Education, a school fundraising initiative that provides undesignated funds to local schools for whatever they need most, from books and school supplies to classroom technology.
• Arts Accessibility, free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events nationwide.
• Target School Library Makeovers, a program that leverages Target’s world-class design expertise to transform school libraries across the country with new construction, furniture, and technology, as well as 2,000 new books.
• Education Grants and Awards, including Books for Schools Awards, Target Field Trip Grants and Early Childhood Reading Grants, that provide schools, libraries, teachers and nonprofit organizations the resources they need to bring learning to life and put more kids on the path to graduation.

Submissions for the 2013 CNU Charter Awards are being accepted through January 30, 2013. Additional information can be found at www.cnu.org/awards.

The ceremony for the 2013 CNU Charter Awards will take place at CNU's annual Congress event, to be held this year in Salt Lake City, May 29-June 1, 2013. Visit www.cnu21.org for more.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,782 stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit www.target.com/hereforgood.