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. For the first time, winners will not be announced prior to the event. The award ceremony will take place during the IN THE GAME Conference in Aspen on the evening of Thursday, April 11th, 2019.

The 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
  • Best Urban Renewal Project
  • Dynamic Downtown District Award

Nominate a project // Please check out category details and judging criteria below for details on the award process. All 2018 nominated projects must be completed between August 1, 2015 and March 30, 2019. There is a $100 submission fee.The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 15th, 2019. Winners will be announced at the event.

Nominate a project

Nomination & Judging Guidelines

Sponsorship Information // 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.

Past Governor's Awards // 



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