Each June, The Congressional Award celebrates the accomplishments of its Gold Medalists through the annual Gold Medal Ceremony. The event invites Gold Medalists and their families to our nation’s capitol. Due to the increasing volume of Gold Medalists, there are usually two ceremonies on Capitol Hill, where Members of Congress come to present the youth with their medals.
The Foundation will release information about the Gold events as dates are confirmed. We do not recommend making any travel arrangements or plans until an approval letter has been received and exact information about the Ceremony has been distributed.
While Gold Medal Record Books may be submitted year round, we can only accept Gold Medal Record Books for a given ceremony year no later than February 1st of that year. You may still earn The Congressional Award after the cut-off, however, you would be invited to the next year’s Gold Medal Ceremony. If you cannot attend the upcoming Gold Medal Ceremony, we recommend holding your Record Book until after the February 1 deadline. This way, you will be included in the next class. Revisions for Record Books are due by March 15th of the given year. Details regarding the actual dates of the ceremony and other events are distributed to Gold Medalists as soon as we have confirmation from Congress regarding the dates.
Annual Gold Medal Deadlines
Postmark, email, and fax deadlines for Record Book submissions
2018 Gold Medal Ceremony
2/1/2018 – All Record Books must be submitted to the National Office
3/15/2018 – All revisions must be submitted to the National Office
2019 Gold Medal Ceremony
2/1/2019 – All Record Books must be submitted to the National Office
3/15/2019 – All revisions must be submitted to the National Office