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, 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.
2020 Gold Medal Ceremony
2/1/2020 – All Record Books must be submitted to the National Office
3/15/2020 – All revisions must be submitted to the National Office
2021 Gold Medal Ceremony
2/1/2021 – All Record Books must be submitted to the National Office
3/15/2021 – All revisions must be submitted to the National Office
Postmark, email, and fax deadlines for Record Book submissions