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Key Dates for Foundation Awards

Deadline: Nominations must be received by September 30th each year to be eligible for consideration.

  • Nomination Window Opens
  • Submission Deadline
  • Award Committee Reviews Nominations
  • Committee Convenes
  • Award Recipients Notified
  • Recipients Announced
  • Awards Ceremony
April 15
September 30


See U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen from New Hampshire, recipient of the 2020 Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence in Government, discuss the impact of Baldrige and the value of the Foundation awards.

Nominate Someone for an Award

The Foundation has a single nomination form for all of the awards, in addition to a 1200-word nominating essay and a biography or curriculum vitae of the nominee. The awards packet contains explanations of all the awards and the one-page nomination form. The nominating form is a form-fill pdf. Please fill it out, save it to your computer, and send it by email or post, along with the nominating essay and a biography or curriculum vitae.

Mail or e-mail the submission to the following:

Leadership Awards Administrator
Baldrige Foundation
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1025
Washington, D.C. 20006


For more information, contact the Baldrige Foundation Awards Administrator at