Each year, recipients of The Congressional Award Gold Medal – the U.S. Congress’ highest honor for youth – are celebrated at an annual event in our nation’s capital.
Members of the United States Congress, public and private partners, and industry and civic leaders recognize Gold Medalists in front of their families and peers in a multi-day recognition event.
As the pinnacle award of the program, Gold Medalists have committed themselves to at least two years to goal-setting and community involvement. To earn the award, a participant must log a minimum of 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service, 200 hours of Personal Development, 200 hours of Physical Fitness, and a five-day, four-night Expedition or Exploration.
August 5, 2022 | Virtual Celebration
To watch the virtual celebration video, sign up for additional programming, and explore our toolkits and guides, head to the 2022 Gold Medalist Resource Center.
2022 Gold Medalists
2022 GOLD MEDALISTS
Click the state icons below to see this year’s medalists:
The Class of 2022 in Numbers
Number of 2022 Gold Medalists
Voluntary Public Service Hours
Physical Fitness Hours
Personal Development Hours
Number of States Represented
Partnering Youth Organizations