In 2003, the Foundation adopted a new approach to encourage all actions carried out across the country that due to lack of resources, equipment, infrastructure or water quality, fail to win this award.
Thus, a national jury led by the Foundation selects actions and stakeholders who stand out among those working to upgrade beaches. The culmination of this work is the Blue Flag label, which is based on criteria to raise our beaches to international standards.
In 2006, with the aim to support the development of the Clean Beaches program and allow Foundation partners to have a better visibility and understanding of the awards, it was agreed to consider a revision of the selection method for the Lalla Hasnaa Clean Beaches Awards in order to establish a clear connection between an effort and a trophy award.
Three types of awards were offered to recognize efforts to improve the overall beach quality for the progressive expansion of the Blue Flag beach label in the Kingdom. These are:
Commitment Trophy:This award honors municipalities and their partners who have exceeded the targets of annual action plan in terms of mobilizing local stakeholders, partnership and quality achievements. It also rewards those who were able to make effective and sustainable solutions to unforeseen problems.
Innovation Trophy:This award honors municipalities, their partners and associations that have implemented management practices based on practical, innovative and original solutions (beyond the usual solutions) that contribute to environmental preservation and sustainable development.
Initiative Trophy:This award honors municipalities, their partners, and associations that conduct environmental education information and awareness campaigns for better environmental protection and sustainable development of beaches.
In 2012 : To take into account changes in the institutional context, expectations of local stakeholders and partners, as well as the orientation of the Clean Beaches program towards a national program of sustainable coastal development, the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection has initiated a debate on the future direction of the prestigious Lalla Hasnaa Clean Beaches Awards.