Each year, the Congressional Award celebrates the accomplishments of its Gold Medalists through the annual Gold Medal Ceremony. The June event brings together Gold Medalists from across the country for a week of celebration with the ceremony, special event and other activities during the week. Due to the large number of medalists, there are usually two ceremonies on Capitol Hill on the Gold Medal day, 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, due to logistical needs, 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 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 mailed out to our Gold Medalists as soon as we have confirmation from Congress regarding the dates. Gold Medal packets are usually mailed out in the beginning of the Ceremony year. For additional information on the Gold Medal Ceremony and Events please see our Gold Medal FAQ page.
IMPORTANT ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL DEADLINES
Postmark, email, and fax deadlines for Record Book submissions
2/1/2017 – All Record Books must be submitted to the National Office
3/15/2017 – All revisions must be submitted to the National Office
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