Annual Gold Medal Ceremony
GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY
Due to ongoing restrictions at the US Capitol, The Congressional Award has made the difficult decision to shift to a virtual format again this year for our 2022 Gold Medal Ceremony.
The safety, health, and wellbeing of our medalists, their families and guests, Members of Congress, Board of Directors, national staff, and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. We sincerely look forward to the day that we can again gather as a group in Washington, D.C. to recognize the achievements of outstanding youth participants across the country. Once the US Capitol facilities loosen restrictions and open their doors to the public again, The Congressional Award is dedicated to providing helpful resources for any medalists who are hoping to come to DC and meet with their Member of Congress independently.
Until then, we plan on continuing to deliver meaningful and engaging virtual programming that can be accessed by all participants remotely. We hope the increased accessibility offers our medalists the chance to connect with even more of their peers and expand their network during a time in which togetherness and unity are key.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as we all navigate the challenges and restrictions at hand. Please sure to fill out the pre-planning survey (below) so we can gather feedback on what our 2022 class would like to see in their ceremony – all who take the survey can be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini from us!
We wish you all safety and good health as we move into the Spring!
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, 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/Exploration.
Annual Gold Medal Deadlines
Gold Medal Record Book submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. However, in order to qualify for a given ceremony year, participants must submit their Record Book no later than February 1st of each year.
2022 Gold Medal Ceremony
2/1/2022 – All Record Books must be submitted to the National Office
3/15/2022 – All revisions must be submitted to the National Office
Postmark, email, and fax deadlines for Record Book submissions
2022 GOLD MEDALISTS
Click the state icons below to see this year’s medalists: