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16th Annual Cafritz AwardsWelcome to the Cafritz Awards Management Site

To nominate an individual or team for the 18th Annual Cafritz Awards, please create an account and then click on the Nominate tab to access the nomination form.

If you are self-nominating, you may skip the Nomination form and begin your Application Portfolio.

An application is required to be considered for an award.

If you are ready to begin your submission, please create an account and click the Application Portfolio tab to access the Application Portfolio form.

Nominations for the Cafritz Awards are welcomed from citizens, community and business stakeholders, civic organizations, and government employees. You may submit multiple nominations!

Self-nominations are also encouraged. 

Former nominators, nominees, winners and finalists, who have used a different system in past years, would need to re-register this year for an account and complete a new submission in this system.

If you have any questions or technical issues during the use of this site you may use the chat feature or contact: support@cafritzawards.org

As members of the DC community, we are fortunate to have countless examples of public servants who work towards the greater good of this unique city. These often unsung heroes uphold the public interest amid competing interests, pressures, and demands. It is time to publicly recognize their efforts!

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation partners with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to recognize and reward outstanding performance and exemplary service by DC Government employees. Each year five individual winners receive a $7,500 cash prize and a winning team receives a $15,000 cash prize. For more information on the eligibility requirements and the selection criteria, please see the Instructions page