WHAT ARE THE GOVERNOR'S AWARDS? // Since 2003, the Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence have recognized outstanding projects and people in Colorado that demonstrate creativity in the face of challenges, unlikely and enduring partnerships and dedication to community to further downtown initiatives.Each year the Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence serve as a highlight for DCI’s IN THE GAME Vibrant Downtown Event, an annual conference for downtown champions, resources, and stewards. 

The 2018 IN THE GAME event will be in Boulder, CO April 10-13, and the Governor’s Awards will be presented on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Downtown Boulder at the famous Boulder Theater. The Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence will celebrate the amazing projects and people that are committed to economic and community revitalization in Colorado. In an exciting continuation of a partnership developed in 2016, this year’s awards will also be held in conjunction with the Colorado Chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), which will be presenting their bi-annual awards with DCI’s.

WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES? // The 2018 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence categories are

  • Best Adaptive Reuse or Rehabilitation
  • Best Event, Festival or Recurring Activity
  • Best New Addition to Downtown
  • Best Use of Public Space
  • Vicki Mattox Downtowner of the Year for Innovation

HOW DO I SPONSOR THE GOVERNOR'S AWARDS? // Please check out the sponsorship details below for details about sponsorship.  Fill out the Sponsorship Form HERE if you wish be a part of this event, and DCI will contact you shortly.

Sponsorship Info

Past Governor's Awards Winners // 

HOW DO I NOMINATE A PROJECT? // Please check out category details and judging criteria below for details on the award process.

  • The nomination process closed on February 1, 2018. We will have another process in 2019! 

Info for Applicants

Submission & Judging Criteria 

Location | The Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO

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